CARY – Epic Games isn’t playing around when it comes to the coronavirus.
As the outbreak continues to spread across the United States and the globe, the Cary-based games developer and creators of global hit “Fortnite” said it has made the “difficult” to cancel Unreal Fest Europe 2020.
The two-day conference for Unreal game developers was scheduled to be held in Prague from April 29-May 1. It does not appear that the event will be rescheduled.
“We are working with this year’s speakers to bring select presentations to other conferences and virtual events, so stay tuned to our channels for more information,” the company said in its Unreal Engine Twitter account.
Earlier, Epic Games also scrapped plans to attend the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco from March 16-20, which draws tens of thousands from around the globe each year.
“Regrettably, uncertainty around health concerns has made it unviable to send our employees,” the company said in a statement.
Conference organizers subsequently postponed the event after other high-profile companies withdrew as well.
No new date has been announced, but the group said it was aiming to hold an event later in the summer.
“Having spent the past year preparing for the show with our advisory boards, speakers, exhibitors, and event partners, we’re genuinely upset and disappointed not to be able to host you at this time,” organizers said in a statement.