Coronavirus Convention Impact Continues

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PlayStation cancelled its PAX East presence completely a few days ago, and now other consequences of COVID-19, aka coronavirus, are rippling across the industry.

Square Enix has announced that many of their developers are no longer making the journey to PAX, via a post on the Final Fantasy XIV lodestone website. Some of Capcom’s developers have pulled out as well, with a tweet mentioning their Monster Hunter event planned for PAX East.

While both these companies are still expected to have a presence at or around the show, it looks like their staff from Japan won’t be making the journey.

In addition, per reporting via Gameindustry.biz, Playstation and Facebook/Oculus have canceled their plans to attend GDC, with the planned Oculus reveals moving to a digital format.

Outside of conventions, UploadVR has reported that production of the Valve Index may also be impacted, with less unit availability than previously expected in the immediate future.

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