In many ways, coronavirus affecting daily life negatively; E3 caused one more event to be canceled after many events like Gamescom and MWC. The organizers announced that QuakeCon was canceled.
The coronavirus emerging in China and under the influence of the world has caused many activities to be postponed in different areas such as the Mobile World Congress and the UEFA European Championship. A new one has been added to the activities postponed due to the virus outbreak.
QuakeCon, which is organized every year by video game investor ZeniMax Media to promote the projects of its subsidiaries, has been canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic affecting approximately 850 thousand people worldwide.
QuakeCon has been canceled:
An update on QuakeCon 2020: pic.twitter.com/1FYUauI7PY
— QuakeCon (@QuakeCon) March 31, 2020
“In recent weeks, we have discussed for a long time about how we can maintain the QuakeCon, the 25th of which will be held this year,” said the official QuakeCon Twitter account. We encountered the epidemic of COVID-19 with all logistical difficulties and uncertainties. We made a very difficult decision and canceled this year’s QuakeCon ”.
It was also stated that the safety and health of employees, volunteers, exhibitors, sponsors and players are the top priorities, and that collective gathering of people in such a period does not feel right. The QuakeCon, which has been held since 1996, will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Texas between 6/9 August this year, but due to the extension of the social distance application to the end of April, it is impossible to carry out the necessary studies and planning to successfully make QuakeCon. has become.
Even though the organization was canceled, the organizers continue to brainstorm how QuakeCon can be organized this year. In this event, which has been held since the mid-1990s, very important announcements were made about DOOM, The Elders Scrolls Online and Quake. During the event held last year, very important information about Fallout 76 and DOOM Eternal was disclosed.