In December 2020, PAX introduced “optimistic” dates for reside occasions in 2021, starting with PAX East, which was set to run from June 3-6. Predictably, that date turned out to be just a little too optimistic, because it has now been cancelled, though subsequent occasions together with PAX West and PAX Unplugged are, for now, nonetheless a go.
“Whereas we hoped PAX East might safely happen, we remained lifelike and didn’t promote any tickets or house to exhibitors to keep away from considerably inconveniencing our mates and companions,” organizers Reedpop and Penny Arcade stated in a press release.
“As we have now proven through our actions all through the pandemic, our utmost concern is the protection of the PAX household—from attendees, exhibitors, and present employees to media and content material creators—in addition to the native communities that host our celebrations of all issues gaming. We’ll solely transfer ahead with a reside PAX as soon as we’re assured the present will probably be protected for everybody.”
In lieu of PAX East, the PAX On-line digital occasion will return for the weekend of July 15-18. A web-based Indie Showcase occasion will happen someday previous to that. Particulars on the net occasion are anticipated to be introduced quickly.
PAX West stays scheduled to run September 3-6, whereas PAX Unplugged is slated for December 10-12.