The 2020 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has officially been postponed due to growing fears of the COVID-19 coronavirus. GDC was supposed to take place from 16 to 20 March in San Francisco this year.

Numerous high profile publishers like Sony, Microsoft, Epic, and Amazon pulled out of the event, resulting in it being postponed.

However, the organisers of GDC have stated that they “fully intend to host a GDC event later in  the summer,” and that “we will be working with our partners to finalize the details and will share more information about our plans in the coming weeks.”

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Other upcoming major events hanging in the balance—apart from the 2020 Summer Olympics, of course—are the PS5 and Xbox reveal events, as well as Comic Con and E3 2020.

This pandemic-level virus has definitely shaken many industries and it's surprising that no game release schedules have been affected by it thus far.