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Sony cancels PAX East plans over concerns of coronavirus

Sony has made the decision to back out of PAX East over “increasing concerns” of the coronavirus.

“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”),” an update on the PlayStation Blog reads.

“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.”

Sony had planned to showcase The Last of Us Part 2 and Media Molecule’s Dreams at the event, alongside titles like Iron Man VR, Nioh 2, Doom Eternal and Spelunky 2.

The coronavirus has already impacted Switch stocks, the Switch release of The Outer Worlds and the Taipei Game Show.

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