QuakeCon 2020 has been canceled

Bethesda and id Software have announced the decision to cancel this year’s QuakeCon due to concerns regarding COVID-19, otherwise known as coronavirus.

“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,” a statement on the event’s website reads. “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. The health and safety of our employees, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and players will always be our top priority, and in these times it felt wrong to be talking about a gathering when gathering is the last thing any of us should be doing right now.

“While we don’t know what the state of the pandemic will be this August, we do know it will not be possible to complete the work and planning with partners, vendors, volunteers, and others that is required to make QuakeCon a success.”

The statement added that Bethesda and id Software hope to “come up with other ways to celebrate the spirit of QuakeCon this August” and that the event will return in 2021.

QuakeCon was scheduled to take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center from August 6th through August 9th.

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