Well another tech event scheduled for this year bites the dust. Bethesda has announced that QuakeCon 2020 has been cancelled due to significant Coronavirus disruption. The event was scheduled to happen in August, but the COVID-19 pandemic has completely interrupted the critical planning phases of the event. So even if Coronavirus was under control by August, Bethesda says that it wouldn’t be able to properly prepare for the show.
“In recent weeks we have spent a lot of time discussing how we might still move forward with QuakeCon this year, particularly given it’s the 25th year of the event.
“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 require to make QuakeCon a success.” Bethesda wrote on Twitter.