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Bethesda has announced that QuakeCon will return in August 2021 as an all-digital event for the second year running.
“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,” it said on Tuesday.
“We’ll have all the Peace, Love, and Rockets – remotely – August 19-21.”
Further details on the event’s streaming lineup, charity opportunities and more will be confirmed in June.
The annual celebration of the major franchises of id Software and other Bethesda studios has been running since 1996 and traditionally includes a large paid, bring-your-own-computer LAN party for competitive play. The event usually attracts some 10,000 attendees.
Bethesda said last April that QuakeCon 2020, which marked the 25th year of the event, had been cancelled in its original form due the logistical challenges and uncertainties faced due to the coronavirus.
It was later replaced with an all-digital show featuring a variety of streamed content, an esports tournament and charity initiatives.
Microsoft completed a $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, in March.
Gamescom 2021’s organisers recently abandoned plans to put on a hybrid show combining digital elements with on-site events. Instead, Gamescom 2021 will also be an all-digital event for the second year running when it returns in August.