Paris Games Week 2020 is the latest show to be cancelled due to coronavirus

Paris Games Week 2020 is the latest show to be cancelled due to coronavirus

Paris Games Week 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As announced on its website, the event which was scheduled to take place between October 23rd and 27th won't be taking place anymore. This is even more of a shame given that it would have been the tenth anniversary of Paris Games Week.

However, the event's organisers reckon that the show would be returning in 2021.

"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," said the organisers.

"The current context and the necessary anticipation of both the technical and logistical complexities of an event such as Paris Games Week have led us to cancel this edition. This year should have been special, with a line-up full of new releases, and an anniversary edition 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."

Recently, the Tokyo Game show was cancelled. However, it would have a digital replacement.

Multiple events have been cancelled this year, the most significant of which is E3. The ESA has confirmed it will not adopt an online format and would instead return next year. As a result, multiple companies such as Microsoft and Ubisoft have looked into digital replacements.

Meanwhile, a variety of companies have opted to take part in Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest. One such firm is Electronic Arts with its EA Play digital event. However, other organisations such as Bethesda have chosen to skip an online format.

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