In breaking news that will sadly surprise no one, EGX Rezzed has just announced that the event originally scheduled for March 26-28th 2020 has now been postponed to a possible Summer schedule instead:
Their Statement in full reads:
“A message to our visitors regarding COVID-19. Last updated: 13th March 2020
According to many, Rezzed is the best games show in the world. It doesn’t take half a day to walk from one end to the other. It isn’t deafeningly loud, and every room offers something different. It’s a great mix of indie games, fun experiences, cool spaces to hangout and has the odd blockbuster dropped in. Loads to do and perfect for discovering a hidden gem.
Every year the Rezzed team work long and hard to deliver the best possible experiences for everyone who attends the show. We know exactly how much Rezzed means to so many people and we’re passionate about creating a safe space for you all to get together, be yourselves and experience the most amazing games from the most creative minds, with the most amazing community. The well-being of this community, from our attendees and exhibitors to our staff on-site is of the utmost importance to Reedpop, and we take pride in creating a positive environment to celebrate indie games and indie game culture.
Having monitored the situation around COVID-19 constantly over these last few weeks and following many hours of conversation internally and with our partners, we have taken the incredibly difficult decision to move EGX: Rezzed to Summer 2020 with date and announcement forthcoming. We did everything that we could to try to run the event as planned, but ultimately, maintaining social distancing is neither feasible at, nor in the spirit of, the interactive and community nature of Rezzed. It is the community that makes Rezzed so special and it is our duty to make sure that your safety comes first.
To all our fans, your ticket(s) will be valid for the new Rezzed dates and no further action is needed on your part. Should you be unable to attend the new dates when we announce them or have any additional queries please contact our Customer Services team at click here to email.
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the COVID-19 virus in what is an incredibly challenging time, and we remain determined to run EGX: Rezzed in 2020 for everyone who has looked forward to and wants to attend the show.
Thank you for all the messages we have received over these last few weeks, this feedback has been invaluable in helping us determine these next steps.
Stay tuned to our website and social channels for the latest information about when three days of indie gaming fun at EGX: Rezzed will take place.”
E3 itself was cancelled this week and with the Corona Virus situation taking hold on a global level, gaming events like this being affected is sadly all too expected. If you have plans to go to any gaming events this year, including Gamescom 2020 where travel and accommodation need to be booked in advance, do take the time to check if you are covered by insurance or can get your money back in the event of the Corona Virus measures changing or cancelling plans.