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Social Media Giant Facebook Plans To Reveal New VR Games At Online Game Developers Conference

The GDC showcase has traditionally been the platform where Facebook showcases new Virtual Reality games

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Facebook has announced that it will reveal the latest updates for Oculus virtual reality titles at Facebook: Game Developers Showcase. Pixabay

Social media giant Facebook will host its own digital gaming event during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) starting from March 16 at 5 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. PT to March 19.

Facebook has announced that it will reveal the latest updates for Oculus virtual reality titles at Facebook: Game Developers Showcase.

“Beginning March 16 and running through March 19, VR enthusiasts and developers can tune in to see breaking updates and trailers from anticipated games coming to Oculus Quest and the Rift Platform, as well as hear special announcements straight from the developer community. We’ll pass it over to Facebook Gaming on March 24,” the company said in a statement recently.

According to Facebook, one can also expect to know the earliest details on new experiences coming to popular titles like Pistol Whip and Beat Saber.

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Social media giant Facebook will host its own digital gaming event during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) starting from March 16 at 5 p.m. GMT/10 a.m. PT to March 19. VOA

“We will see what is coming next for popular titles like Pistol Whip from the team at Cloudhead Games and Beat Saber from the folks at Beat Games. We’ll also get fresh takes on original titles coming to Quest, like The Room VR: A Dark Matter from Fireproof Games, Lies Beneath from Drifter Entertainment, and Phantom: Covert Ops from nDreams,” the company added.

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The GDC showcase has traditionally been the platform where Facebook showcases new Virtual Reality games. However its cancellation over COVID-19 fears, it appears this online showcase will fill in on that. (IANS)

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Microsoft Shifts “Ignite Conference 2020” To a Digital-Only Format

Microsoft has also cancelled its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle

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‘Ignite' is Microsoft's conference for IT professionals and developers. Pixabay

Microsoft has announced that ‘Ignite’ which is its final major conference of 2020 in September has been shifted to a digital-only format.

It means that tech giants are not taking any chance and the world will see almost every other planned event being cancelled or postponed for the rest of the year.

“The safety of our community is top priority. In light of global health concerns due to COVID-19, we will deliver our annual Microsoft Ignite conference as a digital experience, in lieu of an in-person event,” the company said in a statement.

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‘Ignite’ is Microsoft’s conference for IT professionals and developers.

“We look forward to bringing together our community to learn innovative ways to build solutions, migrate and manage your infrastructure, and connect with Microsoft experts and other technology professionals from around the globe,” said the company.

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Microsoft has announced that ‘Ignite’ which is its final major conference of 2020 in September has been shifted to a digital-only format. Pixabay

With the latest development, Microsoft joins a growing list of tech companies who have been moving their events online.
Microsoft earlier cancelled its flagship developer conference ‘Build 2020’ in-person, scheduled to take place in the US from May 19-21.

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Microsoft uses ‘Build’ conference, attended by over 5,000, to showcase new technologies and features for its Office and Windows products.

Microsoft has also cancelled its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle. (IANS)