Tokyo Game Show is the latest 2020 event to be cancelled, at least in its usual form. The show’s organizers have announced in a press release, shared on Twitter by user Wario 64, that the physical event will not go ahead this year. Instead, it’ll be entirely digital.
The event, which will be held between September 24 and 27, will now take place entirely online. “Due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on a global scale and the situation remains unpredictable in Japan as well, the organizer and 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,” the press release reads.
You can read it in its entirety below.
Tokyo Game Show is, generally, a big show for many publishers–last year Sony used it to show off Death Stranding in-depth ahead of its release. In 2018, close to 300,000 people attended the show.
With the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 on the way this year, Tokyo Game Show likely would have been used to showcase the next generation of games–that could still happen, but don’t expect hands-on reports.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated when more details emerge of what Tokyo Game Show will look like, and how it will operate, as a digital event.
Sources from: GameSpot