CCP Games canceled the EVE Fanfest 2020 in Reykjavik, Iceland due to concerns of COVID-19 coronavirus. While CCP Games has acknowledged that the situation surrounding the virus can be different in a month, the company felt that this is the best course for the health of their employees. CCP Games has yet to issue refunds for people that have purchased tickets to the event, but they have promised that they will release updates in the coming weeks to help eventgoers adjust their travel schedules. The EVE Online community was expecting major new update reveals with the EVE Fanfest. It is unknown if the event will be rescheduled in the near future. It is unclear if the update for Eve Online will still be released as CCP Games originally planned.
Fears of the virus caused a plethora of companies to withdraw their attendance from gaming events that host thousands of people both domestic and abroad. PAX East saw several large names withdraw such as Sony and later CD Projekt Red and PUBG Corp, while Capcom and Square Enix reduced their size. Sony and nine other companies withdrew from Game Developers Conference, and the Game Developers Conference ended up being delayed to the summer of 2020.
As if now, the Game Developers Conference does not have a new date for which the event will be hosted. As of now, E3 is still set to host on their original planned dates. Both Sony and Geoff Keighley have withdrawn from attending the event, but that was due to the new direction E3 was taking and not due to concerns of the virus. E3 is still far off in the future, and the life of the virus is yet to be predicted that far. The possibility of E3 being delayed from companies and people withdrawing from the event is still a possibility as well.