Kojima Productions Cancels GDC 2020 Plans “Due To Increasing Concerns Related To Coronavirus”

Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding panel has also been cancelled.

Posted By | On 24th, Feb. 2020 Under News


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Concerns about the coronavirus epidemic have impacted the games industry in recent weeks as well, including several upcoming yearly events and trade shows. The Game Developers Conference is scheduled for March, but a few companies have pulled out of the event due to said concerns, including, most recently, Sony and Oculus.

Another company that’s not cancelling it GDC 2020 plans is Kojima Productions. The indie studio recently made the announcement on Twitter, citing “increasing concerns related to coronavirus” as the reason for cancellation. This means that Hideo Kojima’s planned panel about the design philosophy of Death Stranding and AI programmer Eric Johnson’s session have both been cancelled.

Recently, Sony also cancelled its plans for the upcoming PAX East, which takes place in Boston, Massachusetts later this month, though the Mayor of Boston said that their decision – motivated by “fear, not facts” – “reinforces harmful stereotypes”. Read more on that through here.


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