Develop:Brighton 2020 delayed till November

UK convention will now be held from November 2 to Four in Brighton, because of the unfold of COVID-19

Develop:Brighton 2020 has been postponed till November, as a result of ongoing considerations in regards to the unfold of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Brighton-based business occasion usually occurs in July, however it’s now certainly one of many occasions compelled to postpone till later within the yr because of the impression of COVID-19.

Develop:Brighton will now happen from November 2 to 4, with the Develop:Star Awards on November 3. The occasion will stay within the Brighton Hilton Metropole.

The format of the convention might be unchanged, and Bethesda’s Todd Howard remains to be as a result of deliver the keynote and receive the Develop Star Award. Nonetheless, there could also be modifications to the beforehand introduced speaker line-up.

“We’re clearly disenchanted to be making this resolution but it surely wasn’t a troublesome one given the present uncertainty — the well being and wellbeing of everyone seems to be paramount,” mentioned Andy Lane, managing director of Tandem Occasions.

“By shifting the occasion to November, it means the present will go on and we will stay up for seeing everybody in Brighton, albeit a number of months later.”

All convention passes which have been bought prior to now will mechanically switch to the brand new dates. Entry submissions for the Develop:Star Awards are actually open till Friday July 24.

GamesIndustry.biz is a media companion of Develop:Brighton.

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