Over the weekend in the United States, attendees got to experience PAX Seattle. A weekend filled with gaming which we’ve watched on enviously, until now.
In a Q&A session with owners Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulic during PAX Prime, the two revealed from 2013 onwards, PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) will be bringing their brand of conventions to the international market for the first time. Since its inception back in 2004, the PAX expo has spawned PAX Prime (Seattle), PAX East (Boston) and PAX Dev (Seattle), garnering much success thus far.
PAX has always been a United States only affair with publishers, general public, developers, industry honchos and many more attending the event where new titles and upcoming releases are on display, in some cases for the first time. It’s a fairly grand scale event and perhaps given the recent success of EBX (EB Games Expo) from last year into this year, PAX felt now was the perfect time given the current Australian landscape for gaming.
Australia has always lacked the large scale conventions and given the premium we pay on video games, it’s a bit of a surprise it’s taken this long to get things underway. Details on PAX heading to the land of OZ is still in its early days but rest assured when we get more news on the development, you’ll be the first to hear about it.