PAX Online To Replace This Year’s PAX East, Date Range Revealed
While gamers around the US have been holding onto hope that this year would see the return of mainstay industry events such as E3, the ongoing pandemic has resulted in the cancelation of yet another massively popular event. ReedPop and Penny Arcade have announced that PAX East 2021 has been canceled, though the good news is that it will be replaced by PAX Online.
As reported by Gematsu, PAX East – originally scheduled to run from June 3 to 6 at the Boston Convention Center – will instead by replaced by PAX Online, a digital-only event that will take place from July 15 to 18. The current hopeful plan is that this year’s PAX West and PAX Unplugged will take place as scheduled, with PAX East returning for a physical presence in Boston next year. “In light of ongoing public health concerns, ReedPop and Penny Arcade will not hold PAX East this year,” the official statement from PAX Event Director Kyle Marsden-Kish reads. “Given the United States’ progress towards addressing COVID-19 in recent months, we are cautiously optimistic PAX West and PAX Unplugged will proceed as planned with in-person festivities September 3 to 6 and December 10 to 12, respectively.”
Since we can’t wait until September to reconnect with the wonderful PAX community, PAX Online will return July 15 to 18. We hope to build on the success of last year’s record-breaking event and also engage with our community in new ways, such as the Indie Showcase that will take place between now and PAX Online. Expect to hear more about these exciting plans soon.”
Kyle Marsden-Kish concludes the statement by acknowledging that both ReedPop and Penny Arcade will “continue to monitor the situation surrounding COVID-19, observe government guidelines and local laws, and defer to health officials and experts on what is deemed safe.”
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