GDC goes digital, will not maintain in-person builders convention

GDC goes digital, will not maintain in-person builders convention


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is making it official: 2020’s summer time convention for recreation builders will not be an in-person occasion, however fairly, an internet, digital convention.

“As so many recreation builders embrace distant working preparations and on-line collaboration, we’re impressed to adapt and ship GDC in a digital format that shall be obtainable to everybody with an web connection, and can work arduous to ship the high-quality content material and networking alternatives GDC attendees have come to anticipate,” the announcement reads.

The information comes after the occasion, initially scheduled for March in San Francisco, was postponed with just some weeks discover as a consequence of the continuing coronavirus pandemic. That announcement got here after a number of high-profile exhibitors, together with Blizzard, Microsoft, Amazon and Epic Video games, introduced that they might not be attending.

GDC usually sees publishers previewing the newest gaming tech. The occasion’s organizers did not supply particulars or particular dates for the digital substitute, however stated to anticipate it on the finish of this summer time.

“We imagine within the energy of gathering our group to share, encourage, and strengthen our business and are dedicated to offering that chance in August,” the occasion’s organizers stated in an announcement. “We look ahead to sharing extra details about GDC Summer time quickly.”

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