Due to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Game Developer Conference (GDC) had to be cancelled this month. Some platform holders and studios switched to livestreams to discuss new technologies, while others have been waiting on a rescheduled date. Today, the group behind GDC announced GDC Summer, with hopes to make the event happen in August.
GDC will now be taking place from August 4th until August 6th, maintaining the same three-day structure with talks, panels and sessions from folks across the industry. The show floor will also serve as an opportunity for developers to show off their work.
August gives a few months buffer while scientists continue to combat the coronavirus, although the folks behind GDC will “continue to monitor the latest information”, so depending on how things go, further changes could be made.
We'll have to wait and see what the new GDC schedule looks like in a few weeks time, as developers will need time to prepare once again.
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KitGuru Says: I'm not sure early August is a long enough postponement but we'll have to wait and see. Microsoft and Sony have already held their planned GDC talks this month, so the new schedule will also be interesting to see.