This year’s QuakeCon will not take place at its usual spot in Dallas.
For the second year running, Bethesda has announced that QuakeCon, its celebration of id Software and its games, will be held entirely online this year.
Though last year the company adopted the QuakeCon at Home slogan, Bethesda is dropping that this year for a more standard branding. QuakeCon 2021 takes place August 19-21.
“We can’t wait to get back to Dallas with our QuakeCon family, but for the continued safety of our staff, the volunteers, and the community, this year’s QuakeCon will once again be a digital-only event,” the official QuakeCon Twitter account said today.
Details about the line-up of games, and all of the show’s other events, will be announced at a later date.
We can’t wait to get back to Dallas with our QuakeCon family, but for the continued safety of our staff, the volunteers, and the community, this year’s QuakeCon will once again be a digital-only event. We’ll have all the Peace, Love, and Rockets – remotely – August 19-21. pic.twitter.com/8EaM7EY5Sv
— QuakeCon (@QuakeCon) May 11, 2021
QuakeCon events have in recent years evolved to include much more than id Software’s games. The show essentially became Bethesda’s second E3, and the company took advantage of that to show off Elder Scrolls Online and Fallout 76 content, and even share news about Arkane’s games.
With Bethesda now officially a Microsoft subsidiary, the fate of QuakeCon and other such internal initiatives was left unclear. How much of a role the classic show ends up playing in Bethesda’s future, however, remains a mystery.
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