The reason for Sony pulling out of PAX East / GDC is different to the reason they pulled out of E3. Do not conflate the two.— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) February 20, 2020
The PlayStation 5 launch / announcement is unrelated to Sony pulling out of these events.
The health and safety of employees always comes first.
It seems not just Sony, but Intel Amazon and Facebook https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/10/21131118/mwc-2020-coronavirus-intel-sony-amazon-cancel
I bet others will follow
also another news, prepare yourself
Hospitals across the US prepare for coronavirus outbreak to become global pandemic https://t.co/VIuG7d95ob— CNBC (@CNBC) February 20, 2020
EDIT: Capcom and Square - Enix also canceling event to Corona Virus
An update on MH Festa: Boston 2020:— Capcom USA (@CapcomUSA_) February 20, 2020
Unfortunately, our guests from the MH dev team will no longer be able to attend the event. We will no longer have an autograph session but are still planning to share #Iceborne news.
Our sincere apologies for inconvenience! pic.twitter.com/DVpQugYieS
Kojima Productions has made the difficult decision to cancel our participation at the 2020 Game Developers Conference due to increasing concerns related to coronavirus. (1/2)https://t.co/K6FJtq5Tpx— Kojima Productions (@KojiPro2015_EN) February 24, 2020