This virus outbreak affected so many people outside of China
Taipei Game Show canceled due to coronavirus
Not long ago the organizers tried to calm the situation down by announcing the obligation to wear masks and measuring the temperature of visitors. Eventually, it was decided that the risk of group infection is too high. The event has been postponed to "this summer".
The event, although not as significant as E3 or Gamescom, is considered to be one of the largest in the world. The shows planned include Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII Remake and The Last of Us 2. It is possible that eventually, due to the lack of interest of exhibitors in the new date, the event will not take place at all this year.
The coronovirus epidemic is affecting the world of gaming in many different ways. E.g. many players have problems with getting to the tournaments - the planned Asian tournaments are under question (or canceled).
The WHO has announced an international public health emergency, but it is also reassuring - the mortality rate is about 2% (estimated 2 deaths per 100 illnesses) and each potential case is closely examined.
2020 Taipei Game Show was originally scheduled to take place on Feb. 6 – Feb. 9. However, due to the serious outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the event to this summer. The location remains unchanged at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1. The specific time and date will be announced in the upcoming days by the organizing committee.
Taipei Game Show is one of the iconic annual networking events. With that in mind, W.H.O. has declared a global emergency as Wuhan coronavirus spreads. Considering mass gatherings like Taipei Game Show increase the chance of cluster infections, the organizing committee has decided to steer away from such unthinkable risks. We sincerely ask for exhibitors’ understanding of such a major decision. The detail of the execution on the postponement will be carefully discussed and will be announced in the upcoming days.
The organizing committee is paying close attention to the announcements from Taiwan CDC. Once again, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of your understanding and cooperation. We wish you safe and healthy. Thank you.