Sony and Facebook have decided to leave the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to be held in San Francisco on March 16. Both companies have noted coronovirus concerns due to not attending the conference. It comes a day after Sony said it would not join PAX East, which is scheduled to take place on 27 February. On the other hand, Facebook will still announce for its Oculus business through cul video, online Q&US and more. In a statement, Facebook also shared that it will remove its booth from the show floor.
Facebook Issued Statement Through his blog where it was said, “GDC is a highlight of our gaming event lineup, although the health of our employees and the wider sports community comes before anything. Due to health concerns evolving around COVID-19, Facebook’s AR / VR and gaming teams will not join DDC this year. “It also states that Facebook plans on hosting. Gdc Partner meeting remotely.
Sony Also released Statement Gamesind Industries.biz which reads, “We made the difficult decision to cancel our participation in the Game Developers Conference due to growing concerns related to COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus).” Saying that they were disappointed to cancel their participation, but were forced to do so because the safety of their employees is paramount.
GDC team has also released Statement Regarding health and safety measures during the incident. He shared that the Department of Health will lend his support to San Francisco as well as the state of California.
Sony was planning to show its much awaited game, The Last of Us Part II, at PAX East. We previously reported that Sony will not participate in the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2020, making E3 its second omission in the line. Fans awaiting Sony’s new announcement will be particularly disappointed with their upcoming PlayStation 5.