Taipei Game Show has been delayed to summer due to coronavirus outbreak, the organizing committee revealed today.
The event was initially planned for February 6-9, but “due to the serious outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus,” it will now take place in summer.
There won’t be a change in location, as the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1 has been confirmed even in the new window. The Taipei Game Show organizing committee will announce the new “specific time and date in the coming days.”
“Taipei Game Show is one of the iconic annual networking events,” reads a press release.
“With that in mind, W.H.O. has declared a global emergency as Wuhan coronavirus spreads. Considering mass gatherings like Taipei Game Show increase the chance of cluster infections, the organizing committee has decided to steer away from such unthinkable risks.”
The event was expected to host multiple panels and even a series of PlayStation briefings, with the already confirmed presence, among the others, of Square Enix’s Yoshinori Kitase to reveal new undisclosed details about Final Fantasy VII Remake.
The coronavirus outbreak has caused more than 200 deaths and almost 9,800 confirmed cases around the world as we write.