Microsoft, Epic, and Unity can be added to the list of companies that will not participate in the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2020 in San Francisco. All three cited coronovirus epidemics and health concerns for not joining the program scheduled from 16 March. While Epic shared the news on Twitter, Microsoft and Unity released statements on their blog. Microsoft confirmed that it will be a digital-only event from March 16 to March 18, hosted on its game stack page.
“The health and safety of players, developers, employees and our partners around the world is our top priority. Especially when the world faces increasing public health risks Coronavirus (COVID-19), “it states. Microsoft is organizing only one digital event on its behalf Game pile Page where it will be able to get technical talks, developer demos, panel discussions, and viewers a behind-the-scenes look into the developers’ decision making process.
In Tweet With his Unreal Engine Twitter account, Epic Stated that the company will not participate in GDC this year due to health concerns of its employees. Epic also asked fans to stay tuned for more updates on its other channels.
Unity Shared Its statement on its blog is paramount, citing the health and safety of its employees and the current conditions of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) are very risky. like Microsoft, Ekta will also host an online event. “We are advising all employees to refrain from traveling to the GDC. We will no longer have a physical presence with the booth, but instead we will showcase the great GDC content we are working on online. More details are expected in the coming weeks, ”it said.
Microsoft, Epic, and Unity The GDC has joined what seems to be a growing list of companies that have dropped out since 2020. This list includes Facebook Oculus, Sony, Kojima Productions, EA, among others.