We hate to be the bearer of bad news but it appears that PlayStation has pulled out their The Last of Us Part II booth from PAX East 2020 because of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
PlayStation released a statement saying: “Today, Sony Interactive Entertainment made the decision to cancel its participation at PAX East in Boston this year due to increasing concerns related to COVID-19 (also known as “novel coronavirus”). We felt this was the safest option as the situation is changing daily. We are disappointed to cancel our participation in this event, but the health and safety of our global workforce is our highest concern.”
Supposedly, it was in this year’s PAX East that a special demo for the game will be showcased, providing fans a small glimpse of what awaits them in the full game from Feb. 27 to March 1. Attendees will each be given an hour to play “Patrol,” featuring an early area of the game where Ellie and Dina must venture out of Jackson into the surrounding areas to clear out infected.
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With this, many fans are surely disappointed considering it’s a memorable event for the game. For those unaware, it was back in PAX East 2013 when ‘The Last of Us’ was first showcased. Not to mention the fact that Ellie and Joel’s journey began in Boston, where PAX East is usually held.
Guess we’ll just have to wait for The Last of Us Part II, currently scheduled to release on May 29, 2020?
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