QuakeCon Is the Next Event Falling Victim To COVID-19, Cancelling On The Show’s 25th Anniversary

Posted on March 31, 2020 by Nick Moreno

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This year, 2020, will mark the 25th anniversary of the annually held event QuakeCon. However, due to the swelling concerns that surrounds the novel coronavirus, the organizers for the event have announced that this year’s event will unfortunately be cancelled due to the limitations entailed by the ailment.

On Twitter today, the event’s official account went to post a letterhead updating attendees anticipating for this year’s event.

“In recent weeks we have spent a lot of time discussing how we might still move forward with QuakeCon this year, particularly given that it’s the 25th year of the event. However, with all of the logistical challenges and uncertainties we currently face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s QuakeCon.” Alike prior shows, the event was suspected to be taking place in the late summer.

But despite the later time that the event was aimed for, it is still unachievable Bethesda shared in the letterhead. It is explained that due to the complications imbedded by the new virus, all hands in the pot will not be able to properly host a ‘successful’ show. However, the organizers are ambitious to find an alternative way of hosting the event with established partners instead.

August has shown to be the ideal timeframe for events to presume operations as Informa Tech’s Game Developers Conference has been pushed to that month alongside Evolution 2020 also planned to take place just a week prior.

With the burden of id Software and Bethesda shutting down this year’s QuakeCon, this also carries the absence of Tim Willits as well. Last year in 2019 marked Willits farewell from id Software as the former Director has attended the annual show since the initiation of back in 1995.

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