Gamescom Asia, which was supposed to be the first time it was going to happen this year, is rescheduling to 2021 due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Originally scheduled for October 15-19 2020, Gamescom Asia 2021 will now take place on October 14-17, with the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre still being the venue for the event.
Mathias Kuepper, Managing Director of Koelnmesse Singapore, said that “As much as we would have loved to bring the event to life this October, the current global crisis has forced us to recalibrate our wants for gamescom asia. The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and staff is paramount. Moreover, for an inaugural event, we felt it was important to give the regional gaming community and fans the full experience of what an international event of this scale would be like, and not anything less.”
Gamescom Asia joins the long list of events like E3 and Gamescom to be cancelled this year.