QuakeCon 2020 canceled due to coronavirus concerns
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QuakeCon 2020 joins the long list of gaming, and general, events to be canceled due to the coronavirus epidemic. This year would have been the 25th anniversary for QuakeCon, which makes this cancellation hit even harder.
id Software and Bethesda Softworks released a statement regarding the decision to cancel the event and their disappointment with the outcome. Here is a portion of that statement:
QuakeCon has always been a special event for us and for you - a time we gather together to play games and build bonds that, for some, have lasted a quarter-century now. 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. 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 the 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.