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The authors of Cyberpunk 2077 refused to participate in a major gaming conference because of the coronavirus

Coronavirus continues to cause damage to the gaming events this year. Yesterday it became known about the losses suffered by the upcoming Game Developers Conference 2020 — Electronic Arts and Kojima Productions refused to participate in the conference. Now the authors of Cyberpunk 2077 and the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt have announced their intention to skip another important exhibition.

Community Manager of the American office of CD Projekt RED Stephenie Meyer (not the one) said that the Polish developers this year will miss PAX East 2020 - game exhibition, which should take place from February 27 to March 1. However, the loss is small: the demonstration of the new gameplay of the most anticipated RPG of the current year was not planned to be shown at this exhibition. On the other hand, the studio is going to attend GDC 2020, which was rejected by Sony, Facebook, EA, and Hideo Kojima, as well as PUBG Corp., developers of the once-popular "battle royale" PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

Recall that several other major publishers have already refused to participate in PAX East 2020. These are Square Enix, Capcom, and Sony corporations. At the same time, the mayor of Boston, where the conference is to be held, personally asked Sony to change its plans, assuring of a stable epidemiological situation in the city. The Japanese company has not changed its decision. But at this event, the release version of Black Mesa, the long-awaited fan remake of the first Half-Life, will be shown in all its glory.

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