PAX is known for its gaming culture and festivals that are arranged every year. 2020 turned out quite different for everyone due to the global pandemic.
Following the current circumstances, this year PAX has decided to arrange a virtual event that will last for nine days. Event dates are from 12-20th September, with no apparent charges. The event will be free for anyone to attend.
According to the reports, the event will be led by the professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, and the franchise creator of Cyberpunk, Mike Pondsmith. The event will be streamed on an application called “Twitch”.
Cyberpunk2077, which is expected to be launched soon, is said to be based on Cyberpunk 2020, which was a tabletop role-playing game. The tournament of Pro Skater 1 and 2 will be played on the fourth day of the event. The tournament commentary will be done by Tony Hawk. According to the game creators, the updated versions will have 4K visuals and multiplayer modes too.
The event will also have an episode of the podcast that will have Ted Price and Brian Fleming as podcast hosts. This podcast produced by the AIAS provides a platform of conversation for different leading game makers. The name of the podcast is “Game Maker’s Notebook”.
The Indie Showcase will also be a part of the event. It will be seen highlighting 20 distinctive titles gathered from different parts of the world.
Furthermore, the event will have a composer and vocalist to come forward and share the experience of collaborating with leading video games. They will also talk about the entire process and further proceedings of collaboration with different gaming platforms.
The Hitman gaming series will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in this virtual event of PAX. David Bateson, who served the series as a voice actor, will be speaking about his journey and the 20 winding years of this game’s legacy.
According to the reports, initially, the event had to take place in Seattle. The event arrangements got canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since the situation didn’t get any better, the organizers decided to change the event format. The benefit of this online format is that people can join and enjoy the streaming of events without paying any charges.