Epic and Microsoft withdraw from GDC 2020 after rising coronavirus concerns

Two more big-name companies have decided not to attend the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Epic Games and Microsoft are the latest to join the growing list of names who have pulled out of the event.

“After a close review of guidance by global health authorities and out of an abundance of caution, we’ve made the difficult decision to withdraw from participating at Game Developers Conference 2020 in San Francisco,” Microsoft said. “The health and safety of players, developers, employees, and our partners around the world is our top priority.”

Along with Epic and Microsoft, companies like Kojima Productions, Sony, Facebook, and Unity have all decided to forego the conference out of the interest of their employees’ health and safety. The only partners that remain on the list are Google, Intel, Nvidia, and Amazon Game Tech.

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