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Update: GDC 2020 has now been officially cancelled following multiple companies and developers cancelling their plans to attend because of the coronavirus. GDC states that it will attempt to put a show together in the summer instead.

Update: The plug may very well be pulled on GDC 2020 this year, as more companies have withdrawn from the industry event citing concerns over their employees' safety. Activision, Epic, and Blizzard are just a few of the names who've joined Sony, Facebook, Kojima Productions, and Microsoft by withdrawing from the show. At this point, there's a strong possibility that the organisers may have to cancel the show.

Original Story: Kojima Productions, the studio behind Death Stranding, has confirmed that it'll miss out on GDC 2020. The developer, headed by Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, says: "[we have] made the difficult decision to cancel our participation at the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to increasing concerns related to coronavirus".

Obviously Kojima Productions isn't the first company to cancel its plans for GDC 2020. Just last week, both PlayStation and Facebook announced that they wouldn't be attending due to coronavirus concerns. At the time of writing, GDC itself is still set to go ahead, opening on the 16th March and ending on the 20th March.

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