Paris Games Week 2020 Has Been Cancelled

Paris Games Week will not go ahead this year, and while no reason has been given specifically, it's pretty clear why.


Paris Games Week 2020 will not go ahead, the event's organizers have announced. The event, which was planned for October 23-27, would have marked the week's 10th anniversary.

"It is with great emotion that we have made the difficult decision to cancel Paris Games Week," the announcement reads. "The current context and the necessary anticipation of both the technical and logistical complexities of an event such as Paris Games Week have led us to cancel this edition."

While COVID-19 is not explicitly mentioned, it is undoubtedly responsible for this decision. "This year should have been special, with a line-up full of new releases, and an anniversary edition which we were thrilled to celebrate with you," the announcement continues.

Paris Games Week is one of the major game trade show events in Europe, and it's one of many 2020 events cancelled--E3 will not happen this year, and GDC will be digital only. An event this late in the year, though, could have given attendees a look at Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 games, so it's unfortunate that it cannot go ahead.

Some major reveals have occurred at Paris Games Week in the past--for instance, Sony used it to unveil a huge and brutal The Last of Us Part II trailer back in 2017.

Hopefully Paris Games Week will be able to resume in 2021.

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