Pax Australia 2021 has officially cancelled its in-person event and will happen as an online-only event for the second time in a row due to risks regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in Australia. The event was originally planned for 8-10 October in Melbourne, the major game fair PAX OFF is postponed until next year as the delta version of COVID-19 continues to rage through the eastern states. With the support of local government and health authorities and in anticipation of an improvement of the global COVID-19 situation, the PAX Game Fair in Boston returned to PAX East on June 3-6.
The announcement confirms the intention to return PAX to Australia in 2022, with plenty of time for Australia to resolve itself after the disastrous introduction of the COVID-19 vaccine. Developers, publishers and fans can continue to participate in the event, and a host will be announced soon with more information. As last year showed, the event will still provide an online experience.
The major reason why Pax Australia has been cancelled for 2021 is due to ongoing concerns about the possibility of a new COVID-19 outbreak in Australia. The event did not take place as planned in Melbourne, Australia, in October. An online exchange took place from 8 to 10 October and reflected the events of 2020.
Pax organisers have officially announced that PAX Australia will now turn to an online-only experience due to the recent risks regarding the delta variant of COVID-19 in Australia. Similar to the 2020s, PAX Australia will reorganise its online event, with further details to be announced in the coming days. The PAX Australia 2021 virtual conference will follow suit with other game conferences that have switched to online sets and presentations, as well as conferences for game developers hosting online events.
The event is free and open to the public, which means that if you have an internet connection, you can follow all the activities. It is regrettable that the coronavirus pandemic has led to the cancellation of the event. There is some good news that is littered with heartbreak because they have had to cancel one of Australia’s biggest and best games events. The country has gotten more vaccines, and more people are getting the vaccine. Participants are following the event on social media and an announcement is on the way.
Gaming events are cancelled, but here’s a compiled together of all the games coming in 2021 and beyond here to cheer you up. The last year and a half have been a difficult time for fans and the management of big congresses. Like many other events that had to be closed in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, PAX Australia could eventually host some kind of virtual alternative, and today’s announcement seems to suggest just that.
The ongoing pandemic and related prevention measures have sidelined numerous conferences, conferences and live events that require strict COVID 19-based rules. Two weeks after federal authorities extended the lockdown for four weeks, it was reported that 172 new local variants of the coronavirus had spread to the area. Given the increasing number of delta strain variants of COVID in the country and the ongoing closure of international borders, the feasibility of the event today seems at best doubtful.
The current organisers confirmed their intention to deliver the gift in 2022 if the coronavirus was not so widespread. The organiser’s team has announced that they will work their best to bring back a great online experience for the PAX community and that PAX Aus be returning from 8 to 10 October. E3, the biggest of them all, was cancelled for the first time in 25 years.
Pax stated that at the start of this year, they were pretty confident that they would meet their community in person in October. their thoughts are with our PAX community who have helped us organize an incredible event this year. Ticket holders will receive information on the refund within the next seven days. It is sad news that the 2021 Congress will be limited in capacity compared to the 2019 event. Many predicted that PAX Aus, the annual Australian PAX convention held in Melbourne, would be cancelled this year.
Pax Australia logo is no longer held as a one-on-one event and the annual convention will be shifted to an online convention. PAX Australia will now be happening as an online-only event, but many fans are disappointed with the lack of an in-person show for the second time in a row. PAX Australia 2021 was due to take place from 8-10 October but will be replaced as last year by an online event called PAX Australia 2020.
The web-based replacement will take place from 8 to 10 October and reflects what has happened in 2020. The move to a purely online show was already the case at PAX 2020 and PAX East earlier this year. Nevertheless, many events are cancelled every year because they are switched to digital.