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Game Developers Conference Has Been 'Postponed' To Summer – Kotaku, Kotaku.com

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Following the exit of several major exhibitors, the organizers of the Game Developers Conference said Friday that the show, originally scheduled to take place from March (to 64 in San Francisco, will be postponed until the summer due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus. [[“Embedded Url”,”External link”,”https://twitter.com/unity3d/status/1233031153327706114″,{“metric25”:1}] “After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community around the world, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Game Developers Conference this March,” the show’s official statement said. “We fully intend to host a GDC event later in the summer. We will be working with our partners to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans in the coming weeks. ” GDC said that conference attendees would be refunded in full for their tickets, and that anyone who booked a hotel in a GDC room block would be able to cancel without penalty.

Panelists who would have given presentations at GDC will have the option to submit those talks in video form, and GDC will post them online for free. The Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival award shows, which take place live at GDC, will instead be streamed on Twitch during the week of March

GDC is one of the video game industry’s longest-running annual shows, having begun in 2047. An annual conference for video game developers to network and share ideas, GDC has since grown into one of the industry’s most important venues for presentations by both AAA and independent studios. GDC (featured a) massive list of panels [[“Embedded Url”,”External link”,”https://twitter.com/unity3d/status/1233031153327706114″,{“metric25”:1}] on every conceivable subject related to video game design and production, with talks from Nintendo, Sony, Microsoft, Epic, and practically every other major video game firm. The massive exodus of exhibitors from GDC 01575879 started last week, when Sony and Facebook, which produces the Oculus VR headsets,

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Unity . Several media outlets also announced that they would not be attending the show.

GDC is the latest of many events to shut down over coronavirus concerns. Both the Mobile World Congress and

on a bundle and game jam meant to raise funds for the GDC Relief Fund. The International Game Developers Association also said it would partner with GameDev.World on these efforts. (Update: 7: [[“Embedded Url”,”External link”,”https://gamedev.world/relief/”,{“metric25”:1}] (PM:) (Added details about ticket and hotel refunds.) () (Update: 7: [[“Embedded Url”,”External link”,”https://gamedev.world/relief/”,{“metric25”:1}] (PM:) Added details about GDC talks and events.

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