Bethesda has confirmed the FPS-games-focused QuakeCon won’t be a live or hybrid event this year. Like last year’s QuakeCon, the publisher will streamed this event online as “QuakeCon at Home 2021”. It’s the second year in a row this event will be presented as online-only, and it’ll be the first year it’s hosted after Microsoft purchased ZeniMax Media (parent company of Bethesda Games).
Join us online August 19-21 for #QuakeCon 2021! We’re celebrating with global livestreams for all your favorite games; plus events, giveaways, charity fundraisers, and MORE! Details: https://t.co/lbN4XysbTF pic.twitter.com/QJitT4hGj5
— QuakeCon (@QuakeCon) July 15, 2021
QuakeCon is scheduled to roll out as a livestream starting on August 19.Attendees can expect opportunities to play games in a communal online environment on Twitch (sort of a virtual BYOC gaming digital space), engage with the community on Discord, and raise money in different ways for selected charities. Charities on deck at QuakeCon for donations include Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, The Trevor Project, and UNICEF. Expect a wide range of panels covering big name Bethesda Games properties that may include Doom Eternal, Elder Scrolls Online, among other games. Partners for the event so far include: Alienware, BAWLS, Fractal Design, Pecos Pete, Razer, and SteelSeries.
More details about the speakers, panels, and specific events within the QuakeCon at Home experience are certain to come up as the kick-off day arrives. In the meantime, check out the original post from Bethesda for more details about QuakeCon at Home.