Due to Coronavirus a lot of gaming events have been called off and moved to digital. Similarly, today Tokyo Game Show also announced that they will cancel the show this year. The announcement came from organizers, Nikkei and Dentsu.
“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 his 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.”
The Tokyo Game Show is one of the biggest gaming events in Japan. Every year hundreds of thousands of people visit the show. This year, it was scheduled to take place from September 24 at Tokyo’s Makuhari Messe. I wonder if it’ll move to Digital, considering all the canceled events are now happening digitally. We first heard about Overwatch League Matches, and Gamescom moving to Complete Digital.
Well ESA first confirmed that E3 is advancing rapidly despite COVID-19 threat. Afterward, they suspended the event for the first time in 25 years. Similarly, Sony also announced the delay of some games and Movies including Uncharted last month.
Many Esports events along popular announcements for upcoming games and movies were also moved to Online events. Most of them were first delayed and later suspended.