Bethesda cancels QuakeCon 2020 due to coronavirus

Bethesda has cancelled QuakeCon 2020 in the face of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the publisher recently confirmed.

“QuakeCon has always been a special event for us and for you – a time when we gather together to play games and build bonds that, for some, have lasted a quarter-century now,” an update on Twitter reads.

“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 this year’s QuakeCon.”

Asserting that the health of everyone involved was paramount, Bethesda apologised for the cancellation and thanked all for their suppot and understanding.

Bethesda has also recently confirmed it will not offer up a digital press conference in place of its planned E3 2020 after the conference was also cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis.

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