CCP cancels its anticipated 2020 EVE Fanfest Iceland event amid coronavirus concerns


After it was already on hiatus last year

As studios pull out of PAX East and GDC left and right, one further-out industry event has now been canceled due to coronavirus concerns: EVE Fanfest.

Held in Iceland nearly every year for nearly a decade, CCP’s EVE Onlinecelebration has officially given notice that the event that was scheduled to run from April 2-4 will no longer happen: “In light of the ongoing global developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and increasing health concerns, it is with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to cancel EVE Fanfest.”

With CCP Shanghai becoming a large part of CCP’s operations in recent years, and with their parent company,Pearl Abyss, stationed in South Korea, this move makes a whole lot of sense. A lot of key players outside of the home team in Iceland wouldn’t be able to make it, amid the standard health concerns that a large gathering like Fanfest would bring.

Even so, this is a bold move for the company, as CCP opted to skip EVE Fanfest last year in favor of several smaller gatherings spread out across the globe. 2020 was supposed to be a huge coming home party for the company: but fans will have to settle for the new 2020 venues in Europe and North America.

EVE Fanfest 2020 Canceled [CCP]