The upcoming Taipei Game Show has been delayed indefinitely due to the deadly Wuhan coronavirus that has halted travel and tourism across China. According to VG247, the organizers of the show originally sent out a list of precautions to the attendees for the show including temperature checks and mandatory mask requirements. Following the warnings, the organizers decided to postpone the Taipei Game Show until further notice.
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The gaming event was meant to kick off on 6 February 2020 and run until 9 February 2020 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan. The show was meant to debut a handful of titles including our first look at the upcoming FromSoftware and George R.R. Martin cross over Elden Ring.
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The event could still take place later this year if the situation with the Wuhan coronavirus dies down. The virus has infected over 12,000 people and killed over 220. Last week the World Health Organization declared the virus a global health emergency and urged everyone travelling to take health and safety precautions seriously.
It is unclear yet what else was meant to be announced at the show and whether or not it will affect these titles. The publishers could be making other plans to reveal their upcoming games in the coming weeks ahead.