Does this seem like a bit of an overreaction to anyone else? There was a single Coronavirus case reported in Boston, but that was on February 1st, PAX East begins on February 27th. No new cases have been reported in Boston since then, and 26 days is plenty of time for that one guy to fully recover and for symptoms to appear in any people that he interacted with, if he transmitted it to anyone else.
So PAX is only for Boston people?
Given how little Boston is affected (as in almost nobody), I’m honestly feel this is just Sony saving some money.
So are you saying that all the represented Sony employees only come from Boston? The employees for the rest of the exhibitors come from Boston? The people who attend PAX are only from Boston?
Makes you wonder what is going on at Sony. The rumored PS5 reveal event this month didn't happen, they confirmed they won't be at E3, and now they are cancelling their PAX East plans as well, using what seems like an excuse rather than a legitimate concern.
Are you a conspiracy theorist?
Pretty much the only way that people from Coronavirus infected countries (China is the only one where it is widespread) are getting to Boston to go to PAX would be via airplane, and most of the major US airports, including Logan International Airport in Boston, are screening for Coronavirus with thermal scanners. On top of that, the US is not allowing foreign travellers into the country if they have been to China since the outbreak began. In other words, there isn't much risk of catching Coronavirus at PAX East. Sony has plenty of US based developers and execs who could have attended, their headquarters are in California now afterall, not Japan.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 19 February 2020