As we speak organizers ReedPop and Penny Arcade introduced that PAX East 2021 has been canceled and changed with a PAX On-line occasion.
The occasion, which is able to clearly happen solely on-line, will occur between Thursday, July 15 and Sunday, July 18.
That being stated, not all hope is misplaced for individuals who hope to attend PAX occasions in individual this yr, because the organizers are “cautiously optimistic” about managing to run PAX West and PAX Unplugged 2021 as deliberate on Sept. 3-6 and Dec. 10-12, respectively.
Under you may learn the total assertion.
“In gentle of ongoing public well being issues, ReedPop and Penny Arcade is not going to maintain PAX East this yr. Given the USA’ progress in direction of addressing COVID-19 in current months, we’re cautiously optimistic PAX West and PAX Unplugged will proceed as deliberate with in-person festivities Sept. 3-6 and Dec. 10-12, respectively.
Since we will’t wait till September to reconnect with the great PAX neighborhood, PAX On-line will return July 15-18. We hope to construct on the success of final yr’s record-breaking occasion and in addition interact with our neighborhood in new methods, such because the Indie Showcase that may happen between now and PAX On-line. Count on to listen to extra about these thrilling plans quickly.
Whereas we hoped PAX East may safely happen, we remained practical and didn’t promote any tickets or area to exhibitors to keep away from considerably inconveniencing our pals and companions. As we now have proven by way of our actions all through the pandemic, our utmost concern is the security of the PAX household — from attendees, exhibitors, and present workers to media and content material creators — in addition to the native communities that host our celebrations of all issues gaming. We are going to solely transfer ahead with a reside PAX as soon as we’re assured the present can be secure for everybody.
ReedPop and Penny Arcade will proceed to observe the state of affairs surrounding COVID-19, observe authorities tips and native legal guidelines, and defer to well being officers and specialists on what’s deemed secure.
We’re grateful for the efforts everybody made to make PAX East occur in 2021, and we look ahead to returning to Boston in 2022.”
Alternatively, we already know that the organizers of Gamescom are transferring ahead with plans to carry a hybrid occasion (each on-line and offline) in August.