Tokyo Game Show 2020 Cancelled


The 2020 Tokyo Game Show, which was scheduled to take place From September 24 to 27 this year, has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The announcement was made today in a press release by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA).

β€œDue 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.”

However, the CESA did state that the Tokyo Game Show 2020 will be released online. This means we can probably expect a handful of videos showing off new games and hardware.

Despite the Tokyo Game Show 2020 originally planned to be four months from now, and considering how Japan has managed to keep the number of infections at a much lower rate than other countries, it still comes to no surprise that CESA decided to cancel the event. Besides TGS being famous for its array of upcoming games and game-related devices, the event is also known for its gigantic crowds – especially during the weekend public days.

To check out our presentations of previous Tokyo Game Show events, visit our VIDEO page.