Il PAX East it has always been the showcase not only for the various independent developers, but also for the big software houses like Microsoft e Sony, who use the event to be able to offer demos dedicated to their upcoming titles. The latter, however, will not be present at the Boston demonstration due to the Coronavirus.

According to what is written inside a post on the Playstation blog, Sony canceled participation in the event for safeguard the health of its staff having regard to recent developments on the virus case COVID-19. Consequently, the demos of Final Fantasy VII Remake e The Last of Us Part 2 (the latter much awaited by fans for its duration of 60 minutes) cannot be playable.