The coronavirus has led to the cancellation of major gaming expos in 2020, including E3 and Gamescom. Now you can add Tokyo Game Show to that list as well.
In a statement today, show organizers said that it will no longer hold a physical event “after a long consideration to place the utmost priority on the health and safety of visitors, exhibitors and stakeholders.” But while it’s been scrapped in its traditional form, an online event will be held instead.
The full statement reads:
Tokyo Game Show 2020 (TGS2020), scheduled to be held from September 24 (Thu.) to 27 (Sun.), 2020, is now planned to take place online. TGS2020, which is usually held at Makuhari Messe, is cancelled. TGS2020 is organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA, Chairman: Hideki Hayakawa) and co-organized by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (President & CEO: Naoto Yoshida) and Dentsu Inc. (Representative Director: Hiroshi Igarashi)
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
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