It’s official, like every other video game convention before it, this year’s Tokyo Game Show has been cancelled to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The show, which was scheduled to take place between 24th – 27th September, will now be replaced by an online event.
Here’s the official statement:
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.
More details about the new online format will be shared on the official website and via a press release later this month. Other recent cancellations include EVO 2020, Gamescom 2020, and this year’s E3.