Sony Drops Out Of PAX East Over Coronavirus Concerns

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — One of the world’s biggest gaming companies will not be attending PAX East in Boston this year over concerns of the coronavirus.

Sony said that they felt dropping out of the event was the safest option because of the virus.

“We are disappointed to cancel our participation in this event, but the health and safety of our global workforce is our highest concern,” Sony said in a statement.

This comes just days after Gov. Charlie Baker said the threat of a coronavirus outbreak in Massachusetts is “extremely low.”

Many PlayStation games were supposed to be available for attendees of PAX East to play, including the yet-to-be released “The Last of Us Part II.”

PAX East is a large annual gaming convention that draws tens-of-thousands of people every year.

It will be held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from Feb. 27 through March 1.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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