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Sony Cancels PAX East 2020 Attendance Over Coronavirus

PAX East is a fairly large gaming expo that takes place in Boston every year. The expo plays host to a number of announcements and hands-on sessions for upcoming games. Sony has pulled out of the show in fear of the Coronavirus. According to the PlayStation Blog, Sony decided the health and safety of its global workforce was a concern.

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[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#00B9DC” class=”” size=”21″]UPDATE: Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment made the decision to cancel its participation at PAX East in Boston this year due to increasing concerns related to COVID-19 (also known as “novel coronavirus”). We felt this was the safest option as the situation is changing daily. We are disappointed to cancel our participation in this event, but the health and safety of our global workforce is our highest concern.[/perfectpullquote]

Sony planned on showcasing a number of games at PAX East 2020 including Nioh 2, moving Out, Persona 5 Royal and much more.

  • Below
  • Cloudpunk
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dreams (#18003)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Genshin Impact
  • Gorn (PS VR)
  • Haven
  • The Last of Us Part II (#10047)
  • Marvel’s Iron Man VR (PS VR)
  • MLB The Show 20
  • Mosaic
  • Moving Out
  • Nioh 2
  • One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
  • Paper Beast (PS VR)
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Pixel Ripped 1995
  • Predator: Hunting Grounds
  • Remnant: From the Ashes
  • The Room VR: A Dark Matter (PS VR)
  • Space Channel 5 (PS VR)
  • Spelunky 2
  • Trials of Mana
  • Zombie Army 4


PAX East 2020 will still go on for now as the expo has not hinted at a possible cancellation for the show. If it were to be cancelled, it would not be the first expo to suffer from it closing its doors due to the Coronavirus. Last week the Mobile World Congress, the year’s biggest smartphone event revealed it would be cancelling the show due to the growing threat of the Coronavirus.

However, PAX East will still play host to a number of reveals one being the Baldur’s Gate 3 gameplay showcase which the developer announced yesterday would take place at the show.

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