Informa Tech, the corporate chargeable for the Game Developers Conference, is looking ahead after cancelling its March event due to the spread of the coronavirus. GDC Summer remains to be within the works, and now that expo has official dates. The organizers are planning to carry GDC Summer on August four via August 6 in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.

In its press launch, Informa Tech explains its purpose for GDC Summer:

“GDC Summer will give the game development community a chance to come together in a way that hasn’t currently been possible due to COVID-19. Safety remains the GDC organizers’ paramount concern and the GDC team will continue to monitor the latest information from health officials to ensure a safe and compelling event for everyone at GDC Summer, GDC 2021 and beyond.”

The organizers initially deliberate to carry GDC 2020 this week on March 16 via March 20. But the fast-spreading coronavirus has shut down many main cities within the United States in addition to main industries gatherings like E3.

Parts of Northern California are now under a shelter-in-place order to help fight the spread of the virus. And it’s nonetheless a query if the U.S. can get this below management by August. China required greater than three months to cease the widespread transmission of COVID-19.

If the U.S. is as efficient, life could start to return to regular by June. But that’s if every part goes proper. For now, many of the gaming trade is working from dwelling. GDC Summer not less than will give many builders one thing to look ahead to that feels regular.

GDC organizers announce August dates for summer event