The PAX East will continue despite the absence of Sony and the threat of Coronavirus, with the organizer Reed Exhibitions confirming the programs and communicating the extra measures taken for the occasion.
The PAX East and other events of the PAX series will still ahead as planned despite the threat of coronavirus, said Reed Exhibitions, the company in charge of organizing the series of annual events in question.
With the cancellation of the event by Sony, which announced that it was not present at PAX East 2020, where the Last of Us 2 should also have been presented to the public, the Reed Exhibitions group still wanted to clarify that the commitment made it will go on without program changes, “until further notice”, as reported, which does not exclude possible second thoughts in truly extreme cases.
The PAX East will be held next week in Boston, Massachusetts, and represents a major event for the gaming industry at this point. Sony’s exit from the scene, which followed the many others decided by the Japanese company during this and last year, with only the latest motivated by the Coronavirus threat, of course, could cast doubt on the solidity of the event, for this reason, the organizers have however specified its regularity.
Reed Exhibitions also pointed out how the hygiene and health procedures and measures are concerned to have nevertheless been strengthened: “The PAX East 2020 will be held as scheduled with a further concentration of forces on cleanliness and health in the area, including the recommendations made by the US EPA Emerging Pathogen Policy on the use of effective disinfectants against COVID-19 virus, “reads an official statement.
The appointment, therefore, remains fixed for the days from February 27 to March 1, 2020, in Boston with the PAX East 2020.