An Update Regarding Square Enix’s Lineup for PAX East 2020

Say Goodbye to Final Fantasy XIV

We mentioned before the lineup for Square Enix and how it’s preparing for Pax East 2020 with 3 games. Unfortunately some of the plans were canceled

“As the community may be aware, COVID-19 (also known as “novel coronavirus”) is spreading within the East Asia region. Taking into consideration the current situation within the region. Sadly SQUARE ENIX has decided to cancel the PAX East attendance of staff who would be travelling from the Japan offices.

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 XIV:

  • Panel Session: The Artwork of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Look Behind the Screen
    We will be cancelling the on-stage panel session due to the absence of the staff members who were scheduled to attend. However, we will be hosting a livestream live from Japan (in English & Japanese) that our fans can view on Saturday, February 29 at 8:00 PM ET on the FINAL FANTASY XIV Twitch channel.
  • Developer Signing Sessions & Photo Opp
    We will be cancelling the signing sessions and photo opportunities, scheduled to take place on Saturday, February 29 and Sunday, March 1.
  • Fan Gathering
    We have also cancelled our planned PAX East fan gathering event, slated for Friday, February 28. We are looking forward to hosting future fan gatherings in North America and we’ll share more details on dates and locations in the future.

Square Enix will still host the FINAL FANTASY XIV booth on the show floor (#15010), and we hope you’ll take part and enjoy the Ruby Weapon battle challenge, the New Player Experience, and photo opportunities.”

Final Fantasy XIV Online

  • Platform: PlayStation 4, Windows, Steam, Mac
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • ESRB: T (Teen)
  • Available: Out Now

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This maybe bad news for Final Fantasy XIV fans. But still Square Enix are keeping their word by attending the Pax East 2020. Unlike other companies (Yes I’m talking to you SONY).

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