With every other convention and gathering canceled or postponed this year, it’s no surprise that PAX West, one of the biggest venues in gaming, has officially followed suit. PAX West, which normally takes place in Seattle, WA, along with PAX AUS in Australia, are being replaced by a new all-digital event, PAX Online.
PAX Online will take place September 12 – 20 and feature a virtual show floor of game reveals, demos, and esports tournaments. And it’s all free.
“PAX has always been a community first, from the attendees, panelists, exhibitors, to the incredible Enforcers who keep PAX going all year,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder of PAX. “PAX Online brings that shared experience home, along with game reveals, exclusive hands-on experiences, the chance to hear from and speak with your favorite game developers, plus so much more. Even if we can’t all meet in Seattle or Melbourne this year, we look forward to reconnecting with our friends and welcoming everyone to our new home, PAX Online. Technically, you’re already there.”
PAX Online will feature non-stop streaming convent on all three PAX twitch channels, including panels, concerts, and tournaments. The virtual demo hall will allow users to download and play demos directly into their own PCs.
Panel submissions are open now, and will close July 24. Developers can register for the PAX Online Indie Showcase up through July 17.
PAX Online will begin September 12.