PAX Australia is the biggest convention on the Australian calendar, so it’s nice that in 2020 it’ll continue last year’s tradition of dodging the Melbourne Cup entirely.
The official account announced that PAX Australia 2020 would run over October 9 to October 11, which is perfect in all sorts of ways. Apart from being nowhere near the Melbourne Cup, which makes flights and accommodation a lot easier, it’s also just before what will probably be the launch of the new Xbox and the PlayStation 5.
#PAXAUS 2020 – Australia's Biggest Gaming Festival, 9-11 October, Melbourne!
✔️Organise time off work!
✔️Start looking at accommodation and flights now!
✔️Tell all your friends and family, even the ones who don't know about PAX (They really should)
Stay tuned for Badge sale date pic.twitter.com/WLEbDRZjNv
— PAX Australia (@PAXAus) January 28, 2020
Sony and Microsoft had a solid showing at PAX Australia last year – Sony in particular – and with new hardware, their booth presence should be enormous. It’ll be after the game launches, but Bandai Namco should have a mammoth space too with Cyberpunk 2077 and Final Fantasy 7 Remake, not to mention everything else in their roster and the ongoing success of Final Fantasy 14.
For those who went last year – or those who missed – what would you want to see from PAX Australia 2020?