A purely digital model of the annual Recreation Builders Convention kicks off July 19, however organizers say the occasion will happen once more in individual subsequent yr. GDC 2022 “will return as a physical conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco,” say organizers, with the convention happening March 21-25.
The GDC will not be an enormous public occasion, but it surely has lengthy been an essential week for the video games business, the place professionals from all around the world meet in a single place. (Typically they even promote platforms like Stadia.) The 2020 version was one of many first main gaming occasions to be suspended because of the pandemic, and whereas this yr’s GDC was anticipated to have a private factor, it is lastly on utterly modified to digital format.
For many who have registered, GDC 2021 runs July 19-23 with some notable talks and displays, together with the newest tech demo of Epic Video games’ UE5 sport engine.