Source: Business Insider
Facebook, the Facebook-owned Oculus, and Sony will no longer attend the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to health and travel concerns caused by the coronavirus outbreak. GDC 2020 is scheduled to be held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from March 16 to 20. Facebook had already cancelled an event it had planned at the Moscone Center one week earlier. A statement from GDC said the event would include additional on-site measures to prevent the spread of disease, and the organizers said they were confident the event would remain successful. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Facebook and Sony have announced that they will no longer attend the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to concerns caused by the coronavirus outbreak. GDC 2020 is scheduled to be held in San Francisco’s Moscone Center from March 16 to 20, with thousands of attendees representing every facet of the video game industry. Facebook, and its virtual reality subsidiary Oculus, were scheduled to sponsor multiple events and panels during the conference and will work to schedule online sessions to compensate for the cancellations. “Out of concern for the health and safety of our employees, our dev partners, and the GDC community, Facebook will not be attending this year’s Game Developers Conference due to the evolving public health risks related to COVID-19,” a Facebook spokesperson said in a statement. “We still plan to share the exciting announcements we had planned for the show through videos, online Q&As, and more, and will plan to host GDC partner meetings remotely in the coming weeks.” Facebook recently announced that it would cancel its own annual Global Marketing Summit due to coronavirus concerns.