The hits just keep coming with COVID-19, the new coronavirus strain that has dominated health headlines for the last few months. Many gaming events have either lost presenters or been canceled entirely. PAX East and GDC 2020 both felt the sting of various big-name cancelations. Various countries have also issued limitations on gatherings in public, limiting the size of events. And of course, various authorities are scrambling to contain COVID-19 and research the virus.
So with all of this going on, gamers are being left in a bit of uncertainty over which events are still left on the docket. And now CCP has joined the pile of events that have been affected by COVID-19. As of now, EVE Online Fanfest 2020 has been fully canceled. This means that the event will not be taking place in Iceland this year.
The justification for the cancelation is sound, as CCP puts it, “we feel absolutely compelled to follow the most responsible course of action and prioritize the safety and well-being of our attendees, our staff and of course the general Icelandic public.”
So this all translates to CCP having to delay any announcements and presentations until later in the year. No idea when or if CCP will bring the reveals they had planned for EVE Online Fanfest 2020 will take place.
Fans will be expecting refunds for tickets to the event, which should be forthcoming. Those affected by this change should keep an eye on all EVE Online social media accounts for more news.