A big announcement kicked off Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) this morning, with Robert Khoo taking the stage to confirm five more years in Melbourne for PAX Australia

PAX Australia to stay in Melbourne for another five years

Khoo followed The Hon. Louise Asher MP, who has been an advocate for the games development sector in her home state of Victoria since taking office.

After a speech about some of the progress which had been made in the industry in recent years, she proudly announced Khoo, who took the stage to deliver the news that PAX Australia would remain at its first international home of Melbourne until 2019.

"When we first announced PAX Australia, I think that I heard a collective head scratch from the rest of the world, wondering why Australia," said Khoo. "Why not Europe? Why not China? Why not Mexico? Why choose a place on the other side of the planet to where you live. The answer I gave was something which pretty much everyone here today already knew, which was that the country of Australia, the state of Victoria and the city of Melbourne is pretty much one of the most amazing places in the world."

"It was a no-brainer to keep PAX in Melbourne with the support of the Victorian government," Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg, Content and Community Manager for PAX told Develop after the talk.

Khoo had gone on to extoll the support for the games sector present in Victoria which he lamented wasn’t to be found in the United States.

PAX Australia remains the only location where PAX is held outside its home in the US.

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