Paris Games Week will no longer be taking place this year.
The team behind Paris Games Week have announced that the event will not be taking place this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The event was originally planned to take place this October, and would have been the 10th anniversary of the convention. Despite the cancellation of this year's event, the team behind Paris Games Week have stated that they are already prepping next year's convention.
"It is with great emotion that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Paris Games Week, initially scheduled from 23rd to 27th October and which would have marked our 10th anniversary," the team behind Paris Games Week stated.
"...This year should have been special, with a line-up full of new releases, and an anniversary which we were thrilled to celebrate with you.
"We are going to work with all the industry players to enable us all to live our passion. We are already preparing next year's edition and are looking forward to seeing you again."
Paris Games Week is not the only event to be cancelled recently due to the spread of COVID-19. Last week it was announced that Evo 2020 would not take place this year. Evo was meant to take place from July 31st to August 2nd in Las Vegas. The game line-up for the tournament included Street Fighter V: Championship Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and more. In order to make up for the cancelled tournament, it was announced that there will be a digital event happening this summer. No other details have been given so far.
In order to make up for all of the cancelled events this year, a summer long event called the Summer Game Fest will take place. The event will begin this month, and last through August. Many studios have already signed-up to participate in the event, including 2K, Activision, Square Enix, and Electronic Arts. There will be in-game events, new looks at upcoming titles,and surprises in store for the festival.