corona virus game industry

How has the coronavirus impacted the mobile games industry?

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The world of mobile games is known for its rapid change, but the ongoing Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak has affected it in unprecedented ways.

From event cancellations to delayed production lines, all the way to rises and falls in the games people are playing, we’re covering everything that the outbreak is affecting in our industry on

There’s a lot of information out there, so we’re collecting all of our articles in one place so you can get all the latest stories, studies, and opinions quickly and easily. And we’ll update this article as new stories come in, so you’re always up-to-date.

For more information on Covid-19 itself, be sure to read the World Health Organisation’s website.


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Events news

Epic and Microsoft join Unity, EA, Facebook and Sony in withdrawing from GDC 2020

Unity Technologies back outs of GDC 2020 due to concerns around coronavirus

San Francisco declares “state of emergency” over coronavirus, GDC still going ahead

Updated: Square Enix, Capcom and more cancel apperances at PAX East due to coronavirus concerns

EA pulls out of GDC 2020 due to coronavirus concerns

Facebook Gaming and Sony pull out of GDC 2020 over coronavirus concerns

GDC 2020 will go ahead with heavy restrictions for Chinese companies

Mobile World Congress 2020 cancelled due to “global concern” of coronavirus

Sony and Amazon cancel appearances at Mobile World Congress 2020


The effect of coronavirus on consumer mobile gaming habits in China


The impact of the coronavirus epidemic to China’s games industry: A view from Beijing 


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