Tokyo Game Show switches to digital format

Tokyo Game Show 2020 (TGS2020), one of the world’s top events for the gaming community, has been cancelled and moved online because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Usually attracting huge participation of more than a quarter million people, the show was slated to take place at Makuhari Messe from September 24 to 27.

“Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on a global scale and the situation remains unpredictable in Japan as well, the organiser and the co-organisers 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,” wrote its official website.

More information on how the digital format will shape out will be released at a later date.

With this cancellation, it looks like other technology events that were pushed to the second half of the year may not happen either.

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