With video game events left and right being cancelled due to COVID-19 global pandemic, the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is the latest one to get cancelled due to the virus. This TGS 2020 announcement was made by the Computer Entertanment Supplier’s Association, who also announced that a digita event is on the table as a replacement.
Tokyo Game Show 2020 Cancelled A Physical Event Format to Prevent COVID-19 Spread but Planned to Be Held Online
Tokyo Game Show 2020, scheduled to be held from September 24 (Thurusday) to 27 (Sunday), 2020, is now planned to take place online. Tokyo Game Show 2020, which is usually held at Makuhari Messe, is cancelled. Tokyo Game Show 2020 is organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA, Chairman: Hideki Hayakawa) and co-organized by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (President & CEO: Naoto Yoshida) and Dentsu Inc. (Representative Director: Hiroshi Igarashi).
Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on a global scale and the situation remains unpredictable in Japan as well, the organizer and the co-organizers have reached this decision after a long consideration to place the utmost priority on the health and safety of visitors, exhibitors and stakeholders. We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.
More information will be announced as needed on the official website and press releases from late May.
This year’s TGS was set to run from September 24 to 27 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan. What’s more noteworthy here is that this is supposed to be the latest TGS before the next-gen consoles launch, though I’m hoping we’ll see the JP-made games for next-gen revealed during this digital event.