PAX Aus 2020 has been cancelled

PAX Aus 2020

We knew in our hearts there’d be no PAX Aus 2020 this year, but we dared to dream.

ReedPop, the company behind the world’s biggest traveling video games convention, has announced that PAX Aus 2020 will not go ahead in October as originally planned. The cancellation is due to health concerns surrounding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It is the first event in the popular convention’s seven-year history to be canceled.

The official announcement came via the official PAX Australia social media channels. You can see it before yourself, embedded below.

Though the announcement says “postponed”, it’s clear there will be no PAX Aus ahead of the regular 2021 event. Instead, organisers ask punters to keep an eye on the PAX Aus socials for any further announcements.

PAX’s cancellation is an unavoidable blow to an already vulnerable local games industry. Fortunately, companion events like GCAP and Melbourne International Games Week will move ahead in an online-only capacity.

You can check out all of our PAX Aus coverage from years past in the archive.

David Smith

David Smith is the former games and technology editor at The AU Review. He has previously written for PC World Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @RhunWords.