Square Enix cutting down deliberate Pax East actions for Final Fantasy 14 over coronavirus

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Square Enix introduced its plans for Pax East at the moment and later up to date its schedule, noting it has scaled again because of coronavirus.

According to the corporate, it would not host the Final Fantasy 14 panel session, opting as a substitute for a livestream from it’s Japan workplaces.

It has additionally canceled a developer signing and picture opp session in addition to the fan gathering occasion which was slated for February 28.

“As the community may be aware, COVID-19 (also known as “novel coronavirus”) is spreading inside the East Asia area.  Taking into consideration the present state of affairs inside the area, sadly Square Enix has determined to cancel the Pax East attendance of employees who could be touring from the Japan workplaces,” reads the statement (thanks, Massively).

“This difficult decision was based on our desire to prevent any potential spread of the virus and to prioritize the health and safety of our team and our fans. Since our team will not be in attendance, we are planning to scale down on our planned activities for Final Fantasy 14.”

As of press time, it appears Pax East actions for Final Fantasy 7 Remake are nonetheless a go. At the present, attendees will be capable of play a demo of the game, get autographs from the English solid, and have an image taken with Cloud’s motorbike.

Square is the latest firm to cancel actions because of coronavirus. The virus led to the cancellation of The Taipei Game Show, April’s PUBG Global Series in Berlin, and has caused Sony to pull out of each Pax East and GDC this 12 months.