Preparations for Gamescom 2020 are “continuing as planned” amid concerns the event could be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Responding to enquiries about how the Covid-19 outbreak could affect this year’s event, which is scheduled to take place from August 25-29 in Cologne, Germany, organiser Koelnmesse said visitor safety is its “top priority”.
On March 10, the city of Cologne banned all major events with more than 1,000 participants for one month.
“However, we will of course follow the recommendations of the responsible authorities regarding major events, evaluate them on a daily basis and make our decisions after careful consideration.
“The preparations for Gamescom 2020 are continuing as planned according to the current status for the determined date.”