Amazon introduced in the present day that additionally it is pulling out of the Game Developers Conference 2020, which is able to happen in San Francisco from March 16 to March 20. The main media firm will as an alternative maintain an internet occasion sooner or later to point out off what it was going to convey to the present.

Many main sponsors and exhibitors have canceled plans to attend GDC as fears of the coronavirus spreading within the U.S. mount. Sony, Microsoft, Unity, Epic Games, Facebook, and Electronic Arts are all out. Google and Nvidia are the one major sponsors that also plan to attend (or not less than haven’t introduced that they’re pulling out but).

GDC’s organizer Informa Tech has not canceled the present, though a GDC spokesperson informed us over electronic mail {that a} new assertion will likely be coming later in the present day.

As coronavirus consciousness and worry unfold, persons are inspired to keep away from giant gatherings of individuals. Last 12 months’s GDC had 27,000 attendees. And as extra corporations drop out, it’s turning into tougher for different corporations and people to justify going to the occasion, even when GDC has a no-refund coverage.

This is an particularly tough actuality for smaller recreation builders, who depend on GDC to make connections with publishers and achieve publicity via the media attending the present.

Amazon pulls out of GDC, show not canceled yet