Informa Tech has confirmed that the Game Developers Conference (GDC) seeks to return to being a physical event in March 2022, after two years of having held this event completely online.
The organizer broke the news at the start of GDC 2021, and is still in the preparation phase for next year’s event. However, the team is confident that a return to the Moscone Center in San Francisco between March 21-25 next year will be possible.
“We really wanted to be careful about how we put this event together,” Katie Stern, Informa Tech vice president of entertainment media, told GamesBeat. “And we knew the decision would be risky in any case, but we wanted to make sure we were taking the correct and responsible path for both the group and the community. ”
The official announcement did not include details about whether GDC would continue to have a virtual component going forward. And when gamesindustry.biz asked for clarification, the Informa Tech representative did not comment. However, Stern did tell GamesBeat that they would keep the international audience for the event in mind when making decisions.
GDC 2021 is taking place now, with more than 550 different panels, debates, and other presentations on video game development, technology, and other sectors of the gaming industry.
For GDC 2022, Informa Tech has announced admissions for the event that will be available starting August 3. The deadline for ‘core concept’ admissions will be August 31, which will be when the admissions for the main event calendar will be reviewed.
This article was originally published in English by Cale Michael on July 20, 2021.