Microsoft to stream its GDC content after show was cancelled

Microsoft to stream its GDC content after show was cancelled

Software and games giant Microsoft has said it will be streaming the content it was set to show at this year's GDC.

On Twitter (below), the company's Game Stack account said that it would be showing its sessions on March 17th and 18th, with content about making its games more accessible, LiveOps and how Rare made its service-based Sea of Thieves. These start at 10am PT (5pm GMT) and the full schedule can be seen below.

This follows the show organiser UBM postponing GDC 2020 due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. It is one of many events that have been cancelled due to the virus, including CCP's Eve FanfestSXSW 2020 and Minecraft Festival

E3 2020 is set to go ahead, too, but trade body the Entertainment Software Association says it is keeping an eye on the situation.

Meanwhile, Microsoft, Bungie, Facebook and Google have been asking its employees to work from home to help stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The CEO of Take-Two Strauss Zelnick has said that this might cause a change in thinking around remote working

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