There will be two performances next month, followed by a week-long traditional conference later this year.
these years Game Developers Conference It will consist entirely of a series of online activities.
In a post on the GDC website, general manager Katie Stern said, because – honestly, what else is there? It will not hold physical performances in 2021. -The global pandemic we are currently living in. Instead, event organizers said that this year’s GDC will include three digital events.
Next month, it will host GDC Masterclass and Showcase events, which will be held from March 4th to 5th and March 15th to 19th respectively. The former is a set of virtual seminars where participants can receive training on “some of the most important challenges facing game developers”. At the same time, the latter is a free program, and people participating in some of the largest circulations will give lectures or participate in “Ask Me What” (AMA) activities.
The more traditional GDC 2021 event will be held between July 19 and 23, but only online. There, attendees will be able to carry out the usual learning mix, connect with others in the industry, etc. The Independent Game Festival and Game Developer’s Choice Awards will also be held on July 21, and nominations will be announced in early May.
Stern wrote: “By 2021, we still have many unknowns, but we can look forward to the year ahead and reimagine how we serve the gaming industry.”
“Our goal is basically the same: to provide resources and rich content, as well as networks and discussion platforms to connect the industry. However, the new constraints of face-to-face meetings and travel have also brought creativity, and we have been able to develop new formats and New ways to provide content and community support throughout the year.
“The evolutionary approach of the GDC plan in 2021 allows us to create new products, such as in-depth research in professional fields and further exploration of timely topics in key industry themes through unique display cases. This is not just a meeting plan planned by the GDC Advisory Committee The entire content of the game, including the annual prestigious awards ceremony hosted by game developers and game developers.”
At this time last year, due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic, GDC 2020 was postponed from the usual March. Prior to this, many large companies such as Microsoft, Unity, Epic and Sony said they would not participate due to security concerns. The event was rescheduled to August as an online program.