Is GDC Cancelled Yet?


Well, 'postponed'.

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Help a bunch of great folks cover their lost expenses here:

Many developers have spent a significant amount of money on travel, hotel, & visas to go to a cancelled GDC.@gamedevworld is announcing fundraising efforts March 28th-April 3rd for the GDC Relief Fund to help alleviate marginalized developers' burdens.

— (@gamedevworld) February 29, 2020

With the effect of COVID-19 on conferences and international travel, the IGDA would like to announce two partnerships to support both affected developers and all developers worldwide. #IGDA #gamedev

— International Game Developers Association (IGDA) (@IGDA) February 29, 2020

Following the recent announcement from UBM postponing #GDC2020 this year, WINGS Interactive has decided to create a GDC relief fund to support struggling indie game developers.

— WINGS (@wingsfundme) February 29, 2020

Official info

Important GDC 2020 Update

— Official_GDC (@Official_GDC) February 29, 2020

Who's cancelled so far?

Gearbox today notified GDC organizers that our team will not attend GDC or be able to give their scheduled presentations. Our employees' health and wellness is our primary concern. (1/2)

— Gearbox Official (@GearboxOfficial) February 28, 2020

Blizzard will no longer attend this years @Official_GDC due to growing concerns related to COVID-19. The health and well-being of our teams is our highest priority.

— Blizzard Entertainment (@Blizzard_Ent) February 28, 2020

To our friends across the industry, AWS Game Tech has made the difficult decision to withdraw from the 2020 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco due to continued concerns over COVID-19. Details here:

— Amazon Game Tech (@AmazonGameTech) February 28, 2020

Sony and Facebook exit GDC due to COVID19 concerns. Oculus to move announcements online

— GamesIndustry (@GIBiz) February 20, 2020

After a close review of guidance by global health authorities and out of an abundance of caution, we've made a difficult decision to withdraw from participating at Game Developers Conference 2020 in San Francisco:

— Microsoft Game Stack (@MSFTGameStack) February 27, 2020

Due to evolving public health risks related to COVID-19, we wont be attending #GDC2020. Were committed to building the future of gaming alongside our developer and creator communities, and will share GDC content we had planned in other ways.

— Facebook Gaming (@FacebookGaming) February 20, 2020

Weve made the tough decision to cancel our on-the-ground activity at GDC 2020, due to current conditions with COVID-19. The health and safety of our employees, partners and friends is our top priority. More info to come on what well be sharing online.

— Unity (@unity3d) February 27, 2020

Here at Epic we were excited about participating in GDC 2020. Regrettably, uncertainty around health concerns has made it unviable to send our employees, and so we have made the difficult decision to withdraw attendance.

Stay tuned for Epic news and more through other channels.

— Unreal Engine (@UnrealEngine) February 27, 2020

We are sad to announce that we will not be attending #GDC2020 out of concern for the health and safety of our #Audiokinetic team. We'll miss meeting you in person, but let's connect anyway! #GameAudioGDC #Wwise #gameaudio #gamedev

— Audiokinetic (@audiokinetic) February 24, 2020

PUBG Corp follows CDPR, Sony and many others in following out of PAX East.

Also pulls out of GDC.

Every Korean games company will likely pull out of GDC in the next week.

— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 26, 2020

Kojima Productions has made the difficult decision to cancel our participation at the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to increasing concerns related to coronavirus. (1/2)

— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) February 24, 2020

In light of the current COVID-19 conditions, SpeedTree wont be attending GDC 2020. This was a hard decision and while we were excited to attend, safety is our top priority. We will be rescheduling meetings and making some exciting announcements soon, so stay tuned.

— SpeedTree (@SpeedTreeInc) February 27, 2020

As youve probably heard by now, a lot of game companies have canceled travel to GDC this year due to concerns about Coronavirus / COVID-19. Based upon our desire to put everyones safety first, we have also made the decision to officially pull out of GDC.

— Iron Galaxy Studios (@IToTheG) February 27, 2020

Hi everyone! We wanted to give an update about GDC. As a team, we have decided to pull out of GDC this year. With international travel concerns on the rise due to COVID-19, we want to do our best to care for ourselves and others.

— Kowloon Nights @ PAX East 2/27-3/1 (@KowloonNights) February 24, 2020

UPDATE: Wooga is also cancelling its trip to GDC due to COVID-19 concerns

— GamesIndustry (@GIBiz) February 28, 2020
A public service announcement by @rje. Stay safe, y'all.