QuakeCon 2022 will be an all-digital showcase as confirmed by Bethesda making this the third year in a row that the Quake-centric showcase will be completely digital.
QuakeCon 2022 is set for August 18-20 2022 but Bethesda have also confirmed that they plan to re-introduce a physical Quake show in 2023.
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The announcement was made on the official QuakeCon Twitter account where Bethesda stated that they were “disappointed to not return to Dallas this year” opting for a purely digital showcase. The announcement went on to say that because of the amount of planning required to host the physical showcase and the time constraints, Bethesda could not confirm a physcial showcase “in a time of uncertainty”.
This year’s QuakeCon will once again be a digital-only event, August 18-20, 2022. pic.twitter.com/UxJTuZDTYJ
— QuakeCon (@QuakeCon) April 13, 2022
“Like you, we’re disappointed to not return to Dallas this year. An event of this size requires months of planning, and in this case, we had to make decisions when there was still too much uncertainty to commit to successfully executing an in-person QuakeCon.”
QuakeCon has been running since 1996 and is a celebration of id Software and Bethesda titles which is also accompanied by a local LAN party for players to battle each other in competitive titles. Typically, the event sees upwards of 10 000 attendees and the decision to move to digital was implemented in 2019 as a response to the pandemic.
The announcement when on to say detail some things of what to expect from QuakeCon 2022.
“The QuakeCon team is already working hard to put together exciting news streaming programming, online meetups, giveaways, charity opportunities, the virtual BYOC, and more, and we will announce more details in June.
We’re committed to returning with our full in-person festival in 2023 and already looking forward to reconnecting with friends, a massive BYOC packed with your latest custom PC [5,193 articles]” href=”https://www.videogameschronicle.com/platforms/pc/”>PC creations, our wild contests, and tons of great new games and hardware for attendees to try out.”