Tokyo Game Show 2020 Officially Canceled

The event will now take place online.

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Japan‘s annual Tokyo Game Show event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following similar events across the world like E3, San Diego Comic-Con, and more. The video game-based expo/convention has been canceled in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. TGS’s usual venue, the Makuhari Messe, would make it impossible for attendees to practice social distancing, and getting to the location usually means having to take crowded trains.

“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,” the organizers said in a statement.

The organizers also stated that the in-person conference may be replaced with an all-digital showcase. It’s also unknown if the show will still take place from September 24 through September 27. Although the details are currently scarce, organizers have confirmed they will release more details later this month.

In other gaming news, check out the first installment of Xbox’s 20/20 Livestream broadcast, which showcases several next-gen titles.

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