Bethesda and id Software have confirmed that this year’s QuakeCon event will take place online from August 7-9.
Dubbed QuakeCon at Home, this online event will actually run during the rough time frame typically reserved for the traditional QuakeCon showcase (which was cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic).
While Bethesda and id Software have not revealed what will be featured during QuakeCon at Home, they did note that the event will include “livestreams, tournaments, charity fundraising, and a few fun secrets.” In other words, it sounds like most of the content you’d usually expect to get from a traditional QuakeCon will survive the transition to this online format in some way.
As for the event itself, your guess is as good as ours at the moment regarding what id may choose to feature during the show. However, we’d guess that this will be a slower year for QuakeCon in terms of reveals. Not only has the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacted the development and release schedules of pretty much every form of entertainment, but with the next generation of gaming rapidly approaching, we feel like id Software’s next major game may not quite be ready for primetime just yet.