The coronavirus seems to have singlehandedly destroyed multiple expected events this year. The mere thought of it alone has caused numerous organizations and game developers to withdraw their attendance to certain events. One of those events to join cancellation is SXSW 2020 set to be in the city of Austin. And you guessed it, it’s due to the coronavirus.
We understand the gravity of the situation for all the creatives who utilize SXSW to accelerate their careers; for the global businesses; and for Austin and the hundreds of small businesses – venues, theaters, vendors, production companies, service industry staff, and other partners that rely so heavily on the increased business that SXSW attracts.
One of the most anticipated panels of SXSW 2020 was for Sonic The Hedgehog. And due to the cancellation of the event, they can no longer hold that panel. This is especially disappointing because Sonic has been at SXSW for years now. But we expect SEGA to announce something about it within the next months.