The organizers of the Game Developers Conference have addressed concerns about the state of the event after a number of guests began canceling their appearance.
In a statement the organization shares:
The organizers of the Game Developers Conference have an official update statement concerning the status of the conference in March. Below that you can also find a Q&A to address the most pressing relevant questions at this time.
After close consultation with our partners in the game development industry and community around the world, we’ve made the difficult decision to postpone the Game Developers Conference this March.
Having spent the past year preparing for the show with our advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we’re genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time .
We want to thank all our customers and partners for their support, open discussions and encouragement. As everyone has been reminding us, great things happen when the community comes together and connects at GDC. For this reason, we fully intend to host a GDC event later in the summer. We will be working with our partners to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans in the coming weeks.
If you are a current GDC 2020 pass holder and have paid you will receive an email about the steps to take to get your refund. For hotel fees, no GDC pass holder will need to pay penalties with canceling their room.
This mostly hurts the indie developers who are appearing at the event. We’ll see how this plays out int he coming days.
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