Due to the health crisis caused by coronaviruys, most of the big video game events of the year have been canceled entirely, such as the case of E3 2020, or have opted for online versions, such as Gamescom 2020. At the moment, in the absence of measures to avoid contagion, nobody is able to set a date for the return of the mass events, so Unity has decided that it will not attend or host any physical event until at least 2021.
In this way, the company ensures that it will continue to sponsor events that do require it, but will not send any representative of its team to any physical event. until they are "safe and appropriate", ensures through a release. They bet on digital gatherings, making sales hospitality meetings, VIP dinners, opinion leadership events and their developer days they will be replaced by virtual meetings to connect with other companies in the industry.
_ "We know there is no perfect replacement for in-person meetings, events, or experiences," wrote the company's director of global events, Heather Glenndinning. "We believe that by focusing on direct digital channels and engagement, we will be able to continue to support communities and build rapport with industry events and organizations, our customers and the community."
Like Microsoft, all Unity's own events will be digital, so Unite 2020, scheduled for late September or early October, will be held only via streaming.