Tokyo Game Show looks like the latest in a long line of gaming events cancelled by coronavirus.
It is hardly going to come as a surprise to any of you reading this that the upcoming Tokyo Game Show has now officially been cancelled due to the threat of the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic. While the potentially deadly virus continues to cause disruption to our daily lives across the globe, it is no surprise that the event has now officially moved to an online-only audience. The event was due to take place around 24 September at Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe.
A banner appeared at the top of the Tokyo Game Show website on 8th May and reads as follows
“Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on a global scale and the situation remains unpredictable in Japan as well, the organizer and the 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. We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.”
Tokyo Game Show joins major events like E3 and Gamescom 2020 in moving towards a digital-only format. Pax West, conversely, continues to plan for a physical event on labor day weekend, that’s 4-7 September for the rest of the world. We don’t have any more detail on the specifics of this online format but to keep on top of any new information now that Tokyo Game Show is cancelled head over to the official Tokyo Game show website.