According to the brand new plan, “GDC 2021 will probably be … a hybrid occasion going down bodily in San Francisco with a sturdy digital providing. This will happen from Monday, July 19th via Friday, July 23rd, 2021 on the Moscone Center in San Francisco and on-line”. The organizers will apparently provide attendees “a choice of attendance options and possibilities for GDC” within the coming occasions, beginning with the 2021 occasion.
In addition to GDC 2021, a set of digital GDC ‘Master Classes’ will launch in late 2020. “These master classes will be day-long and multi-day virtual workshops featuring deep-dive looks at particular aspects of the game development craft”, stated the organizers. Finally, a week-long single-track ‘GDC Community Celebration’ will run from March 1-5 with an entire host of streaming content material, together with behind-the-scenes lectures on high video games of the previous 12 months and extra.
The announcement comes on the conclusion of GDC Summer, the primary fully-virtual GDC occasion, which ran from August 4-6. Originally set to happen from March 16-20 in San Francisco, California, GDC 2020 was postponed to August due to the pandemic. The organizers had initially deliberate to go forward with the occasion on schedule, however lastly postponed it following a slew of cancellations.