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Cyberpunk 2077, PUBG devs bow out of PAX East over concerns about the coronavirus

Published: 08:20, 26 February 2020
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CD Projekt Red will not travel to Boston for PAX East it has been officially confirmed by the company's NA Head of Communications, Stephanie Bayer. In addition, PUBG developer also announced they are cancelling all plans for PAX East.

Major gaming convention Pax East 2020 has lost another two major exhibitors. This time, Polish developer and publisher CD Projekt Red, known for The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077 have officially confirmed that they will not be present at the convention over concerns about the coronavirus.

CD Projekt Red's Head of Communications in North America, Stephanie Bayer confirmed via tweet that she and her team are cancelling their PAX East trip but should be at GDC 2020. 

"I just found out my team is cancelling our PAX East trip so I will NOT be at PAX East as previously planned. I should still be at GDC though," Bayer tweeted.

In addition, the developer of the popular battle royale shooter PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, PUBG Corp. also released a statement, confirming that they are cancelling all of its plans for PAX East due to fear of the continued spread of the virus.

"We will be rescheduling this plan for an upcoming event, once the coronavirus is under control and travel returns to normal," PUBG Corp. said.

CD Projekt Red and PUBG Corp. join a growing list of PAX East cancellations. Square Enix, Capcom and Sony already confirmed they will not be attending the event. Pax East 2020 runs from 27 February to 01 March 2020 and the organisers have confirmed there will be increased health and safety measures in place during the show.

GDC 2020, another major gaming convention has already lost their biggest exhibitors - EA, Facebook, Sony and Kojima Productions and it remains to be seen how will these cancellations affect the convention's future.

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