Bethesda Softworks announced the dates for the digital-only QuakeCon 2021 will be held from August 19-21. The event will be entirely remote, like last year’s which was adapted to be fully remote. Last year’s physical event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The announcement was made on the official QuakeCon website via a blog post. The post wrote, “We can’t wait to get back to Dallas with our QuakeCon family, but for the continued safety of our staff, the volunteers, and the community, this year’s QuakeCon will once again be a digital-only event. We’ll have all the Peace, Love, and Rockets – remotely – August 19-21.”
Additionally, Bethesda stated that more information about the show itself will be announced sometime in June. The post continued, “We’ll share additional details on the streaming lineup, charity opportunities, giveaways, and more later in June, so stay tuned for more updates.”
Last year’s QuakeCon was not held physically because of the pandemic but, besides that, the event has occurred every year in Dallas, Texas, since 1996.
The event was originally a celebration of all things Quake but was later adapted to shine a little bit of the spotlight on some of Bethesda’s other games and franchises.
Last year’s remote event still featured the tournaments and announcements that are regular occurrences for QuakeCon. Additionally, Part 1 of the Ancient Gods DLC for Doom Eternal was first debuted and Bethesda gave away Quake during the event.
Hopefully, this will be the last of the digital-only format for QuakeCon, as the world will be mostly back to normal in time for QuakeCon 2022.