CD Project Red and PUBG Corp. will not be attending the PAX East US game show, which is being held in Boston this weekend. They are following the example of other companies that have also canceled due to concerns about the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Stephanie Bayer, head of communications for the North American division of developer CD Projekt Red, said on Twitter that the attendance of all employees has been cancelled. According to her, the developer was not planning to show Cyberpunk 2077 at the game fair and there would be at most some employees present. Bayer says that the developer is trying to keep everyone healthy with this decision. She indicates that she will probably still be present at the GDC fair.
Meanwhile, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds developer PUBG Corp. informed Gamespot that it will also be absent from PAX East. The company had a happy hour event in store for fans at a local bar, but it has been postponed. The developer says it will reschedule for an upcoming event, once the coronavirus is under control and normal travel can resume.
A week ago, Sony also decided to cancel its presence at the PAX East fair. The company would be present with a booth where visitors could have played The Last Of Us II and Final Fantasy VII Remake. Capcom also informed cancel a scheduled event and not attend, although the company says it will release news about Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.