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QuakeCon will remain online-only this year

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We're over a year into the pandemic, and already seeing some events flirt with the idea of returning to in-person events. Not so with QuakeCon, it appears, as the annual Bethesda show announces plans to remain online-only for another year.

QuakeCon broke the news on Twitter earlier today, announcing that it'll once again forgo a live Dallas event in lie of another entirely digital event running August 19 through 21.

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QuakeCon was among the countless shows to go entirely online last year (opens in new tab), replaced with a less infectious QuakeCon At Home (opens in new tab) event. While this meant no massive bring-your-own-PC LAN event, the show still hosted a bevvy of streams, panels, reveals, cosplay competitions, and such. 

While Bethesda hasn't yet revealed this year's lineup, we can expect to hear more about Deathloop, which is now due to launch in September (opens in new tab).  I'm not sure I'd bet on any more news on Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6 (opens in new tab), or even a sneak peek at Machine Games' take on Indiana Jones (opens in new tab).

Natalie Clayton
Natalie Clayton

20 years ago, Nat played Jet Set Radio Future for the first time, and she's not stopped thinking about games since. Joining PC Gamer in 2020, she comes from three years of freelance reporting at Rock Paper Shotgun, Waypoint, VG247 and more. Embedded in the European indie scene and a part-time game developer herself, Nat is always looking for a new curiosity to scream about—whether it's the next best indie darling, or simply someone modding a Scotmid into Black Mesa. She also unofficially appears in Apex Legends under the pseudonym Horizon.