Sony Cancels PAX East Appearance Due To Coronavirus Concerns

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Sony has decided not to attend PAX East next week, despite teasing a prominent presence just weeks ago. This move is due to growing concerns over the coronavirus.

The annual gaming convention, held in Boston, Massachusetts, attracts many major gaming developers and publishers who get a chance to show off their work and upcoming projects to the public. Just a week ago, Sony announced that it would have a demo of The Last of Us Part II for the public to play, but now it looks as though gamers will have to wait for the final release in late May. Sony has also confirmed that they will not be attending E3 2020 for unrelated reasons.

This is a major disappointment for players like me who were eager to see the demo for The Last of Us Part II. It is one of the year's most anticipated games. Other games Sony planned to bring to the show include Dreams, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, Nioh 2, Doom Eternal, and Spelunky 2.

Sony was also teasing the launch of the brand new PS5, which will support next-gen features such as ray-tracing, 8K resolution support, and native SSD storage. However, the PS5 is still under wraps and we don’t know much about it. It's unlikely Sony would have released any information about the PS5 at PAX East, but we'll never know for sure now.

PAX East is still scheduled for the same duration from February 27 through March 1.

So, what are your thoughts on Sony canceling their presence in PAX East? Do you agree with their move? Personally, I think it was a good idea. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Whatever your thoughts may be, let us know in the comments below.

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