Last year, the Game Developers Conference was the first big gaming event to be canceled (in its physical version) to make way for an online edition. This year, with the Covid-19 pandemic which continues to disrupt our daily lives, we will again have to opt for an online GDC. Obviously, this will not be the only event that will offer this kind of alternative this year.
The Game Developers Conference 2021 online
The unmissable event for professionals in the video game industry in March every year, the Game Developers Conference 2021 has already been postponed until July. Like last year, the event will be online only. The information is official, it was confirmed by Informa Tech, the organizers of the event.
See you from July 19 to 23, 2021 to discover this new edition of the GDC. Informa Tech, however, announces that the festivities will begin next month. Indeed, on March 4 and 5, the traditional GDC Masterclas will be held with virtual workshops around gaming and development. On the 15th and 19th it will be the GDC Showcase with a few talks, podcasts and Q&A sessions and more. Finally, on July 21, there will be the LIVE broadcast on Twitch of the ceremonies of the Independent Games Festival and the Game Developers Choice Awards.
The other Gaming events of 2021…. Online ?
For its part, E3 2021 which was to be held in Los Angeles June 15-17, 2021 should also benefit from an online edition. On its official Twitter account, the show announced that new plans will be unveiled soon for this “new experience”.
The summer should still be lively on the gaming side since the Summer Game Fest, a festival that spans four months (May to August) should return in a second edition.
– Summer Game Fest (@summergamefest) February 12, 2021
The idea of the Summer Game Fest was to offer players many events around gaming to replace E3 and Gamescom. A first edition which was not a great success with a lot of frustrations for the players. This year, Geoff Keighley, producer of the Summer Game Fest has promised a more condensed event… And therefore more intense?