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Tokyo Game Show Goes Digital This Fall 2020

Tokyo Game Show, an annual event taking place typically in the Makuhari Messe Event Hall in Chiba, Japan is one of the highlights for enthusiasts wanting a proper tech event in Japan. Hosting multiple video game launches, tech demos, cosplays and so much more, the expo hosted more than 200,000 visitors just last year.

Unfortunately due to these unexpected turn of events and the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic things have gone nothing but South for every major event taking place this year. With the likes of E3, EA Play and so many more everything seems to go digital this year. In a press release organizers at Tokyo Game Show stated that due to these unpredictable circumstances not much could’ve been done apart from going completely digital this year.

The even usually spans around 2-4 days with multiple hosts displaying their products and content. This year’s Tokyo Game Show is expected to take place from September 24th to September 27th. Spanning over 3 days the event itself would try and feature everything it was meant to except this time enthusiasts would only be able to tune in digitally.

We’ve talked multiple times about how every major event has gone digital and the fact that even music concerts have become a huge success online thanks to modern technology. As the internet becomes more and more engaging than it ever was it might perhaps be a good thing that digital events take place. For one they target a wider audience and secondly the fact that more people get to interact and enjoy the content while staying at home is a win-win situation.

The folks over at Tokyo Game Show apologized for how this pandemic has caused so many inconveniences for enthusiasts yet little could be done to avert the problem. Besides, going digital doesn’t sound that bad.

Ibtehaj Temuri

Ibtehaj Temuri reporting from duty. My interests generally manoeuvre around video games, animation and works of fiction. Love to have a chat and any sort of criticism is worth my while.
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