PAX Aus 2020 Won't Happen

This year's PAX Australia will not go forward due to concerns around COVID-19.


PAX Australia 2020 will not go forward. Event organizers have confirmed that this October's gaming and entertainment event in Melbourne has been canceled.

"It is with a heavy heart that today we announce the postponement of PAX Australia 2020, due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 in Australia and globally," the organizers explained in a statement.

Plans were underway with partners and exhibitors to explore "all viable options" to hold PAX Aus this year, but it was not meant to be. As such, the next PAX Aus is scheduled for 2021.

The organizers of PAX teased that, while the physical show won't happen in 2020, they are exploring "new and exciting ways" to offer ... something for fans. More details will be shared in the coming days.

PAX Aus is the first PAX event of 2020 to be canceled. PAX East took place in Boston at the end of February. Numerous companies and attendees pulled out of the event due to concerns around COVID-19, but the show went on.

While PAX Aus in Australia has been canceled, PAX West is still on schedule to be held in Seattle in September this year. After that, PAX Unplugged is slated for November in Philadelphia.

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