PAX East is currently underway in Boston, and there are a lot of amazing things on display for players.
One of them is the demo of Final Fantasy VII Remake, a PlayStation exclusive that places the gaming world at the edge of its seat.
But there was another highly anticipated PlayStation exclusivity that was going to demonstrate at the show. It was The Last of Us Part II.
The demo was canceled by Sony due to growing concerns over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Developer Naughty Dog was thrilled to present the demo to the crowd at PAX East in Boston, as one of the first parts of the original game The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic Boston. In addition, the very first practical demo of The Last of Us was at PAX East in Boston in 2013. The Last of Us Part II Demo At PAX East Is Cancelled Due To Fears Of The Coronavirus
“We thought it would be fair to go back to the city that started it all to give fans the very first public experience with The Last of Us Part II,” said Naughty Dog earlier this year.
“The demo had to be playable for an hour. It was called “Patrol” and allowed players to take control of Ellie on a mission with his partner Dina.
Dina is a new character from The Last of Us, voiced by Shannon Woodward of WestWorld.
The two leave Jackson to hunt and eliminate the infected.
It’s somewhat sadly ironic that a game that focuses on a world ravaged by an epidemic has had its first demo canceled due to the potential of a real epidemic.