It was announced that Sony will not be attending PAX East Boston this year due to fear of the coronavirus. Sony went on to confirm in a blog post that they will in fact not be attending PAX East this year.
“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,”
The people behind PAX has since update their website and has confirmed that the convention is still going to happen. And they’re going to take extra measures to make sure that the floor is safe and clean. “[Pax East] will take place as scheduled with enhanced cleaning and sanitization across the show, including adhering to the recommendations set forth in the U.S. EPA’s Emerging Pathogen Policy regarding cleaning disinfectants effective against the COVID-19 virus.”
This comes as a big loss to fans as well because Sony was supposed to show off Doom Eternal as well as The Last Of Us Part 2.
“Although we know this makes the wait until May 29 a bit harder, we appreciate your understanding,” “Don’t worry, we’ll have more to share closer to launch.” Said Naughty Dog on twitter.