Kojima Productions Opts Out of GDC Thanks To Coronavirus

There has been no shortage of fear thanks to the latest pandemic. The coronavirus, a respiratory disease, has been the major cause of several events and groups either delaying or outright cancelling schedule. Recently, Sony has dropped out of PAX East supposedly due to this. And now, Kojima Productions is bowing out of the Game Developers Conference thanks to the infectious disease.

On their website, a spokesperson wrote:

Kojima Productions has made the difficult decision to cancel our participation at the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to increasing concerns related to novel coronavirus. Although much-anticipated, unfortunately this cancellation also includes Hideo Kojima’s session on the 19th and Eric Johnson’s session on the 16th.

This is a massive cause for disappointment. As Kojima was scheduled to be at the conference to share his thoughts and philosophy about Death Stranding.

Source: IGN