The Latest Coronavirus Casualty: Sony Pulls Out of PAX East
Looks like Coronavirus fears are not slowing down any time soon.
Sony has announced that they will no longer be attending PAX East due to coronavirus concerns. The company was planning to offer a first glimpse of The Last of Us Part II's demo to the public during the event - this means that fans looking forward to hands-on experience of the highly-anticipated title will have to wait a little longer.
"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."
Apart from The Last of Us Part II, other titles like Dreams, Marvel's Iron Man VR, Nioh 2, Doom Eternal and Spelunky 2 were also set to be showcased at the event.
This is the second major trade show Sony will be missing this year - the company has previously announced that they will be skipping E3 the second year running.
At this rate, we're expecting major announcements from most companies to take place online instead, since Coronavirus is still going strong.