It is official, after the Game Developers Conference, E3, Gamescom, or even the Paris Games Week, it is the turn of the Tokyo Game Show to be cancelled.
Is this a surprise ? After most of the big events, either in the video game or not, it is the turn to the ” TGS “, the Tokyo Game Show to be cancelled due to the global pandemic around the Coronavirus. More than ever, the year 2020 will be a year white in terms of events around the video game. And then that most of the big events of the year are now cancelled. Game Developers Conference (march, San Francisco), (E3, June, Los Angeles), Gamescom (August, Cologne), Paris Games Week (October, Paris) and, now, Tokyo Game Show (September, Tokyo, japan). The last hope lies in the Game Awards (December, Los Angeles) and especially in the release of new consoles, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, which are both expected to attend the celebration of the end of the year.
TGS – The lounge “physical” cancelled…
It is, therefore, in quotation marks, we point out that the Tokyo Game Show physical is cancelled, because, yes, in the month of September we will have all of the same of what we do a little dreaming about the next games to come. Because yes, the organizers have announced the cancellation of TGS in its physical version to be held from 24 to 27 September at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, as in every year since 1996. Instead, you will be entitled to a version of ” digital “.
Translation of the press release of TGS :
The physical format of the TOKYO GAME SHOW 2020 is cancelled to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but a digital version of this last should happen.
The TOKYO GAME SHOW 2020 (TGS2020), to be held from Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 September 2020, is now expected in a digital version to follow in line. But what is the TGS2020, which usually takes place at the Makuhari Messe, the latter is cancelled.
Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the global level and the fact that the situation remains unpredictable in Japan also, the organiser and co-organisers have taken this decision after a long reflection to give the highest priority to 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 the press releases from the end of may.
Just like the Gamescom, so this is a digital version of the event, which is expected. In the meantime, we have the chance to attend a multitude of events by the month of August with the Summer Game Fest.