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This year’s 25th anniversary QuakeCon is cancelled due to coronavirus

Bethesda and id Software have “made the difficult decision” to cancel this year’s QuakeCon, which would have marked the 25th anniversary of the event, as a result of the ongoing upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“In recent weeks, we have spent a lot of time discussing how we might still move forward with QuakeCon this year,” the companies wrote in a joint statement, “However, with all of the logistical challenges and uncertainties we currently face due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s QuakeCon.”

“The health and safety of our employees, volunteers, vendors, sponsors, and players will always be our top priority, “the statement continued, “and in these times it felt wrong to be talking about a gathering when gathering is the last thing any of us should be doing right now”.

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