Like so many other fairs and events, the Bethesda convention has adapted to the current times, marked by the COVID-19 epidemic.
In times of pandemic, different solutions. COVID-19 has spread throughout the world, and governments have had to take steps to prevent the virus from continuing its journey through people. In these circumstances, promoting crowds indoors does not seem the brightest of ideas, so the conventions have been gradually canceled. QuakeCon 2020 was one of the events that said goodbye. On their 25th anniversary, it seemed strange that they could not find an alternative, something they have finally done: it will be online.
Bethesda Softworks has announced on social networks that this very special edition will also take place in August. “This year we are going to celebrate QuakeCon Home”, the company has said through social networks. “Join us for a global online event that will take place from August 7-9.” According to the statement, the program will feature live streams, tournaments, charity fundraisers and “a few fun secrets.” The convention summons us to the next weeks to know new details.
This year we’re celebrating #QuakeCon @ Home! Join us for a global online event taking place August 7-9, including livestreams, tournaments, charity fundraising, and a few fun secrets.
Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks! pic.twitter.com/fGs5JF3k8c
— QuakeCon (@QuakeCon) June 25, 2020
When QuakeCon 2020 was canceled, Bethesda Softworks issued the following statement: “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 primary responsibility. ” The original event was to take place from August 6 to 9 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. At least, now it will be possible to continue online, hoping that next year it can be celebrated in less adverse circumstances.
The coronavirus has been claimed as victims at fairs as important as E3 2020, Gamescom or the Tokyo Game Show. Some of them, like these last two, have announced online variants. All this occurs in an important context informatively speaking, since the arrival of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 promised an informative news that will now unfold differently.