Due to coronavirus, Rooster Teeth’s RTX 2020 in Austin has also been postponed. The good news is we know when it’s been rescheduled for. RTX 2020, which was originally meant to take place July 3-5, has been moved to Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 5-7.
Those who have already purchased tickets to RTX 2020 will be able to use them for the rescheduled dates. Those who no longer wish to, or can no longer, attend RTX 2020 will be refunded. More information about how to request a refund or purchase additional tickets will be released soon.
Last month, an official post was made on the Rooster Teeth forums letting attendees know that RTX 2020 was still being planned for its original dates. In addition, the event organizers promised to take extra precautions due to coronavirus. These include extra hand sanitizer stations throughout the event and an increased amount of time spent disinfecting surfaces.
It’s not just RTX 2020
Many conventions within and outside of the entertainment industry have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Other video game-related events that have been canceled include E3 and TwitchCon Amsterdam. In addition, PAX East, which took place from late February to early March, went on as planned despite numerous companies pulling out of the annual gaming festival.
With so many people staying inside their houses, there has rarely been a better time to enjoy video games. Check out some of our recommendations for the best RPGs to play while quarantined. Be sure to also keep an eye out for our weekly coronavirus news roundups to learn how the virus is affecting the entertainment industry.
As coronavirus continues to threaten people across the planet, it’s important to stay safe and aware of how you can protect yourself and those around you. The World Health Organization recommends regularly washing your hands, maintaining distance from other people, avoiding touching your face, staying home, and refraining from smoking. Clearly it’s not the time to be attending events such as RTX 2020.
George is a freelance writer based in California who likes to focus on video games. In his free time he likes to bake, go to Disneyland, and unironically take long walks on the beach now that he’s out of the Midwest. A Mizzou journalism grad, George hails from Minnesota and will remind you it’s better than where you’re from until his dying breath, despite being perpetually disappointed by its sports teams.