The event promises tournaments, live streams, charity fundraising and a few exciting secrets reports Anika Khan
When> 7- 9th, August
ID Software and Bethesda Softworks have recently confirmed that this year’s QuakeCon will take place as a digital event during the first week of August. QuakeCon have been hosting the world’s biggest LAN party since the ‘90s. However, due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s QuakeCon event which was supposed to be held at Texas in August was previously cancelled in March. The news was announced through Twitter, stirring excitement and enthusiasm amongst the fans. It is scheduled to run from 7th to 9th of August. The company is yet to reveal the games that will be featured during QuakeCon but promises fun and exciting activities.
The event is aimed to celebrate the company’s games and reveal new stuffs. The event is announced to be making a transition to a digital model following EA games and a handful of other developers who have started showcasing their games by hosting their own digital events. Sony has recently showcases their PS5 and have done a pretty good job. Smaller events have popped out here and there offering developers a digital platform to showcase their games. Bethesda noted that they didn’t think it was possible to “ “complete the work and planning with partners, vendors, volunteers, and others that is required to make QuakeCon a success” with the appropriate social distancing measurements in place”.
The show is expected to be slower this year in term of reveals as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacting the development and release schedules of the company. Some of the Bethesda’s upcoming games such as Ghostwire: Tokyo and Deathloop and announced to be launched during the event. The show may also feature DLC for Doom Eternal. Bethesda is also working on Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI which are expected to be launched in the near future.
With the gaming industry’s transition to online events, it will be interesting to see the response of the online event.
Stay tuned for more announcements and news!
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