Organisers for the annual Paris Games Week gaming convention have canceled this year’s event, citing the current context and the necessary anticipation of both the technical and logistical complexities of holding such an event due to pandemic.
Here’s the statement in full:
“It is with great emotion that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Paris Games Week, initially scheduled from 23 October to 27 October and which would have marked our 10th anniversary. The current context and the necessary anticipation of both the technical and logistical complexities of an event such as Paris Games Week have led us to cancel this edition. This year should have been special, with a line-up full of new releases, and an anniversary edition which we were thrilled to celebrate with you. We are going to work with all the industry players to enable us all to live our passion. We are already preparing next year’s edition and are looking forward to seeing you again.”
The event typically hosts more than 300,000 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. This year’s show – which was slated to take place from 23 October to 27 October – would have marked the tenth anniversary of Paris Games Week.
Paris Games Week is the latest gaming convention to join a long list of cancelled events this year due to the ongoing pandemic. Other major events that have been cancelled include E3, QuakeCon, the League Of Legends Mid-Season Invitational tournament and many more.