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News video games 27 February 2020, 21:07

author: Paul Wozniak

Microsoft, Unity and Epic Games Withdraw From GDC 2020

We have just learned that more companies have resigned from participating in this year's edition of GDC. These are Microsoft, Unity and Epic Games, which, like their predecessors, fear for the health of their employees due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Will this year's edition of GDC take place at all?

The list of companies that resigned from participation in this year's edition of Game Developers Conference (GDC) has just expanded by several other large brands. This time it's Microsoft, Unity and Epic Games (via Kotaku and Venture Beat). The reason for their resignation is the same as their predecessors - the fear of the on-going coronavirus epidemic.

However, it is worth knowing that Microsoft decided to move its presentation, which was supposed to take place during the GDC, to the period from March 16 to 18. This show will only take place online and everyone will be able to watch it in their own home at this address. Epic Games will do the same.

In addition to the aforementioned companies, Hideo Kojima and PlayStation have also resigned from GDC. Electronic Arts will also limit its presence at the event. At this point, one can wonder whether this event will take place at all. But we'll have to wait a little longer for official information on this. It is worth noting that the fear of the epidemic also contributed to the decision to ban on-site audience participations in this year's edition of Intel Extreme Masters, as well as the cancellation of Mobile World Congress 2020 in Barcelona.

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