If you love the live, in-person QuakeCon experience, you had best prep for the same bad news you have heard for the last couple years: You can forget it. QuakeCon 2022 will be a digital-only event yet again when it occurs Thursday, August 18 – Saturday, August 20. Bethesda event organizers explained that coordinating a major in-person convention like this requires months of preparation, but the current state of the world made it too difficult to manage. However, they further added that next year’s convention will be an in-person event.
“We’re committed to returning with our full in-person festival in 2023, and already looking forward to reconnecting with friends, a massive BYOC packed with your latest custom PC creations, our wild contests, and tons of great new games and hardware for attendees to try out,” stated Bethesda. But in the meantime, digital-only QuakeCon 2022 is what we have this August.
During QuakeCon 2021, ZeniMax surprised fans with a remaster of the original Quake, so perhaps fans can look forward to something else in that vein this year. The company surely has many games in development right now, announced or otherwise, and PC and Xbox players can look forward to all of them. Things might be a bit hazier for Nintendo and PlayStation players.