The list of major companies cancelling appearances due to the coronavirus outbreak continues to grow. Both CD Projekt RED and PUBG Corp. have both made the last-minute decision to pull out of PAX East, which takes in place in Boston from tomorrow.
The news of CDPR's cancellation broke via the Twitter account of Head of Communications Stephanie Bayer, who notes that her team will no longer be present at the event. Cyberpunk 2077 wasn't scheduled to be in attendance at PAX East, so this is presumably a motion to secure staff health ahead of the game's appointment at GDC 2020 next month.
Meanwhile, Gamespot reports that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds publisher PUBG Corp. will also not be making the journey to PAX, where it planned to hold a "Happy Hour" event. "We will be rescheduling this plan for an upcoming event, once the coronavirus is under control and travel returns to normal." said the publisher in a brief statement.
The two publishers join industry names such as Sony PlayStation, Oculus, Electronic Arts, Kojima Productions, Capcom, and Square Enix who have recently cancelled plans to appear at either PAX East or GDC 2020, which is being held in San Francisco next month.
As reported yesterday, there are currently around 80,000 globally reported cases of coronavirus, though just 53 of these were confirmed in the United States.
PAX East takes place in Boston between February 27 and March 1.
PAX East loses CD Projekt RED and PUBG Corp amid coronavirus fears [PC Gamer]