Sony confirmed it wouldn’t be attending PAX East over concerns related to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. Walsh’s letter says a risk of infection in Boston is low and warns that Sony’s cancellation will help spread anti-Asian sentiment.
Walsh addresses to Kenichiro Yoshida, Sony's CEO
Sony has yet to respond to Walsh’s comments. Over the weekend, Square Enix scaled down PAX East plans over coronavirus. The coronavirus has already affected Nintendo Switch stocks, the Switch release of The Outer Worlds and the Taipei Game Show.
PAX East takes place in Boston, Massachusetts and runs between February 27 to 1 March 1.