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Develop:Brighton has been delayed until November

Develop:Brighton has been delayed until November

Develop:Brighton has been pushed back from its normal July slot in the calendar until November in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The show was set for July 14th-to-16th, 2020 but has been delayed and will be held between November 2nd and 4th. This is, obviously, uncertainty over how long the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will last and how long people will be isolating in order to slow the spread of the virus. 

Other than a change of dates, however, the show will largely remain the same. Bethesda's Todd Howard is still scheduled as a keynote speaker, and conference passes will still be valid for the new dates.

Organiser Tandem Events has said that the overall speaker line-up may change as it confirms availability for the new dates. Attendees who can no longer attend should contact the organisers directly.

"We're obviously disappointed to be making this decision but it wasn't a difficult one given the current uncertainty. The health and wellbeing of everyone is paramount,” said the firm's MD Andy Lane.

"By moving the event to November, it means the show will go on and we can look forward to seeing everyone in Brighton, albeit a few months later."

On March 18th, Tandem stated on Twitter that the event was still on track to take place in July 2020.

Many events have been cancelled as a result of the outbreak, these include GDC, E3 and Game Connects America.

This story first appeared on PocketGamer.biz.


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Ric is the Editor of PocketGamer.biz, having started out as a Staff Writer on the site back in 2015. He received an honourable mention in both the MCV and Develop 30 Under 30 lists in 2016 and refuses to let anyone forget about it.

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