Bethesda and id Software have confirmed the cancellation of QuakeCon 2019 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The cancellation is to protect their fans, workers, volunteers, and the general community from the potential of becoming infected with the virus.
If you were having hopes of getting some next-gen announcements from Bethesda and their partnered studios, it looks like you’ll be waiting another year as Bethesda has confirmed that QuakeCon 2020 has been officially canceled. The annual event, which prepared to celebrate its 25th anniversary with the recent releases of DOOM Eternal, the Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoore and DOOM 64; will see itself protecting those who usually are in attendance.
Bethesda and id Software took to Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms to inform their fans of the decision that was made, voicing their concerns regarding the virus and their want to keep their fans safe in light of the recent COVID-19 Pandemic. Many fans have shown their support for the decision, rallying behind Bethesda and id Software for keeping them safe and making the proper call.
However, their concerns aren’t just about the virus itself, but the time needed to begin booking, prepping for vendors, exhibitors, and others to attend and prep for the event. While we know this year is canceled alongside many major events including E3 2020, GDC 2020, and quite possibly more that have yet to be announced, we just have a lot more to look forward to in 2021.
Bethesda’s 2020 line-up includes the new The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoore chapter, which is set to release this June as well as upcoming content for DOOM Eternal. You can stay tuned as we’ll keep you up-to-date on any information released.
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