Minecraft Festival is the latest event to be postponed due to Coronavirus fears

By Sean Carey,
This year's Minecraft Festival that was scheduled to take place this September, but due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus the organisers have made the decision to postpone the festival until next year.

Minecraft Festival

Tickets were due to go on sale today, and an estimated 15,000 attendees were expected to turn up to the event in Orlando, Florida. A statement on the Minecraft website reads, "After careful consideration and much hand-wringing, we have decided to postpone the event until next year.

"In recent weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak has led many organisers to cancel or postpone gatherings and events across the world, as a preventive measure to ensure the health and safety of their guests. The situation around Minecraft Festival, however, is a little different. September is still many months away, and we are not making any predictions about how long it will take to put the outbreak behind us."

According to the organisers, the decision is down to the virus disrupting the vast amount of planning and preparation required to organise the event. Partners and exhibitors are located all over the world, and the organisers can't meet them to collaborate, so have halted planning. "Without knowing exactly when we can resume planning, we have decided to postpone. "

Minecraft Live will still be going ahead. The live stream will feature all the latest Minecraft news and upcoming developments. No date has been specified for when the stream will take place.

Several significant gaming events have had to be cancelled this year, including GDC 2020. E3 is currently in doubt too as Los Angeles has entered a state of emergency. E3 organisers are monitoring and evaluating the situation daily.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Game Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score.