After the cancellation of the Paris Week here comes another one. The organizers of Tokyo Game Show have confirmed the cancellation of the show for this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show dates were September 24th to 27th which was to be organized at the Makuhari Messe convention center located just outside Tokyo. But unlike the Paris week, this event will be held online instead.
Since 1996, this is the first time that Tokyo Game Show has ever been cancelled. But the news was not surprising for the people as many events have been cancelled and it was expected that this will be cancelled soon. It was just that people were waiting for the official announcement. So this is the next even been scratched out from the calendar of 2020 after E3 and Gamescom, the biggest shows in the US and the Europe respectively.
Till now at least 50 tech events have been cancelled due to this COVID-19 Pandemic and many of them are said to be organized digitally. Apple and Google have also postponed their events called WWDC and Google I/O respectively. Both these events are said to be held in the month of June 2020 online.
Game developing companies like Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Microsoft, Sony, Kojima Productions etc. drew back their registrations before they officially pulled out their event.
The event Tokyo Game Show comes with a lot of new trailers, announcements and release dates and it was expected that it about to host about 250,000 fans this year. Last year the even pulled out the new trailers for Death Stranding and the Final fantasy 7 Remake.
The online event will be held on the same offline dates, i.e., 24th to 27th of September. The remaining details about the event will be released till the end of May.