Yet another video game event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and this time it’s PAX Australia 2020. The highly-anticipated annual event was previously slated to run from 9 to 11 October 2020 Melbourne, Victoria.
In an official statement on the official website, the PAX Australia 2020 team said:
It is with a heavy heart that today we announce the postponement of PAX Australia 2020, due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in Australia and globally.
Our thoughts are with our PAX community and everyone who helps us to deliver this incredible event each year.
The aim since the beginning has always been to put on the best possible version of PAX Aus, provide a safe space for our community to gather, share our passion with each other and create new and lasting memories with those who matter to you most.
We have been working hard with our partners and exhibitors to explore all viable options but with our desire to bring you the best PAX Aus ever, the next edition of PAX Aus will now take place in 2021.
While we can’t move forward with PAX Aus 2020 in the way we normally would, we are finding new and exciting ways to connect you and the PAX community with your favourite content and creators.
Stay tuned to our social media channels in the coming days as we start to announce more information.
We want to thank you all for your ongoing support and understanding during this challenging time.
While we can’t be physically together this year, we urge you to stay in touch with us, your community and each other.
Stay safe and be kind.
PAX Aus Team
PAX Australia was probably cancelled due to the fact that the country’s borders are currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. PAX Australia 2021 will still happen sometime in 2021.
However, no new announcements have been made about PAX West 2020 in the US, which will run from 4 to 7 September 2020.
Other game events that have also been cancelled, postponed, or turned into digital events due to COVID-19 include Paris Games Week 2020, E3 2020, Gamescom 2020, EVO 2020, QuakeCon 2020, and Taipei Game Show 2020.