At the end of March, the owners of the Coolnmes Exhibition Center and the German Game Association reported that the format of the Gamescom 2020 will be determined in mid-May. However, the government of Germany has already decided for the organizers – the authorities banned all mass events until August 31 of August 2020.
This year, Gamescom must pass from 25 to August 29 – respectively, if it is not transferred, then no one show with crowds of visitors and speech can be.
Recall that the organizers of the Gamescom 2020 already think about the spare option – they promised to conduct an exhibition in digital form in the mentioned March statement if the traditional event does not take place. It must be assumed, the official announcement of the Internet exhibition will emerge in the near future.
E3 lucky even less – it was simply canceled this year. The same fate has suffered a festival Quakecon 2020. The fate of the coming blizzcon is still questionable Blizzard hopes that by the end of the year the pandemic will stop.
Breaking News # Bundesregierung Und MinisterPräsidenten Verlängern Verbot Von # Großveranstaltungen BIS Einschließlich 31. August 2020. Mehr Gleich Bei Gameswirtschaft … # Covid19de #Coronavirusde Pic.Twitter.COM / KD3SUKEPTS
– GameSwirtschaft (@GameSwirtschaft) April 15, 2020
Complemented at 21:25 Moscow time. And here is the comment from the organizers of Gamescom! Nothing new to us, in general, did not tell – the exhibition will pass in online mode, the details will be known soon.
❗ Even Though Not All Details Are Known At Present, The Nationwide Ban on Major Events Until The End Of August Will Also Affect The Planning For # Gamescom2020. FURTHERMORE: Gamescom 2020 Will Definitely Take Place Digitally! We Will Provide Further Information Shortly. ❗
– Gamescom (@Gamescom) April 15, 2020