Tokyo Game Show is an annual event that showcases upcoming games and other significant announcements in the industry. Like many other events that welcome guests in-person, TGS was forced to change.
Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) previously announced TGS would take place online, but the dates were not yet known. Now, TGS has announced that the event will take place completely online from September 23-27. The event is taking place for five days.
TGS 2020 Online is the first-ever completely online event organized by the Tokyo Game Show. It will provide more opportunities for gamers and companies across the world.
During the exhibition event, various companies and organizations from the industry will present updates and new titles through TGS. The companies range from major publishers to indie game developers. Some of the companies who have previously participated include Bandai Namco, Capcom, SEGA, Square Enix, Koei Tecmo, and more.
TGS 2020 Online plans to host eSport tournaments, new game services, and more at TSG online as well. Companies who can’t attend the event often take to social media to make announcements, so it will be a busy week of gaming news across the world.
TSG 2020 is also planning to host an online roundtable with discussions on the latest video game topics. Most parts of the event will be free to watch online.
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The website is now seeking online exhibitors who want to take part in the event. The official website estimates that around 200 exhibitors are planned to attend, but this may change in the future. It will be free-of-charge for exhibitors who take place in the event. Those with game-related businesses can participate, with a free, and take part in the TGS 2020 Online Business Matching System, which will host online meetings and networking opportunities.
The official website adds additional perspective about the online event:
The online world is a diverse space where people from all over the world can connect with each other beyond physical distance and time barriers in real-time. Games have a possibility to cross the boundaries of games themselves and change our future in various fields. With the evolution of technology and the power of games, an even more exciting future is just around the corner. Be the first to experience this joy.
Tokyo Game Show 2020 was initially planned to be held in September at the Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Japan. The event hall is one of the largest convention centers in the country.
TGS 2020 Online will be a completely online event taking place from September 23-27.