The annual SXSW 2020 show has been cancelled this year by the City of Austin due to coronavirus concerns. It means that SEGA’s anticipated Sonic the Hedgehog panel – which has been a fixture at the festival for a few years now – will adopt a “new format” when it airs at some point in April. Our bet is on some kind of Nintendo Direct-esque showcase, but we suspect all will be revealed later in the month.

A spokesperson for the show said: “We understand the gravity of the situation for all the creatives who utilize SXSW to accelerate their careers; for the global businesses; and for Austin and the hundreds of small businesses – venues, theatres, vendors, production companies, service industry staff, and other partners that rely so heavily on the increased business that SXSW attracts.”

[source sxsw.com]