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QuakeCon cancels 2020 event

COVID-19 halts plans for 25th anniversary celebration

Id Software and Bethesda have announced the cancellation of this year's QuakeCon due to COVID-19.

"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," reads a joint statement from the two companies.

"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. The health and safety of our employees, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and players will always be our top priority, and in these times it felt wrong to be talking about a gathering when gathering is the last thing any of us should be doing right now.

"While we don't know what the state of the pandemic will be this August, we do know it will not be possible to complete the work and planning with partners, vendors, volunteers, and others that is required to make QuakeCon a success."

The companies added that they would continue to explore other methods of celebrating the spirit of QuakeCon in August, and that the event was planned to make a return in 2021.

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