An all-virtual version of the annual Game Developers Conference kicks off on July 19th, but the organizers say that next year the event will be in person once again. GDC 2022 “will return as a physical conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco,” the organizers say, with the conference taking place from March 21st to the 25th.

While not a major public-facing event, GDC has long been an important week for the games industry, with professionals from all over the world gathering together in one spot. (Sometimes platforms like Stadia are even announced there.) The 2020 edition was one of the first large-scale gaming events to be put on hiatus due to the pandemic, and while this year’s GDC was expected to have an in-person element, it eventually shifted to a completely virtual format.

For those who registered, GDC 2021 runs from July 19th through the 23rd, with a few notable talks and presentations, including the latest tech demo of Epic Games’ UE5 game engine.

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