Japanese Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association, Nikkei BP, and Dentsu declared on Tuesday that the Tokyo Game Show will be an online event for the second year straight. Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online will run from September 30 to October 3. The event will host streams on YouTube, Twitter, niconico, Twitch, Facebook, Douyin, Douyu, bilibili, and different services internationally in Japanese (with synchronous English interpretation).
The CESA, the Japanese Computer Entertainment Suppliers’ Association that organizes Tokyo Game Show every year, uncovered its plans for the event in 2021.
The declaration, made through a press release, affirms that the event will happen online like in 2020, yet with a refined formula.
The dates will be between September 30 and October 3. The theme during the current year will be “We still have games.”
As a team with the online stores of different game platforms, fans can play new game demos online for free. Also, the event will have a day only for online business-to-business meetings on September 29.
The event will have an in-person component for press and influencers at the event’s usual home, the Makuhari Messe venue in Chiba. The in-person event will have game demos, exhibition booths, and press conferences. (Tokyo Game Show didn’t have an in-person component a year ago.) The travel agency HIS is offering fans an online interactive tour through this in-person component for a fee.
As coordinators declared in an official release, the current year’s theme will be Soredemo, Bokura ni wa geemu ga Aru (それでも、僕らにはゲームがある) or “We’ll always have games.”
The significance of the theme is the desire to reproduce Tokyo Game Show for the next 25 years while making a uniform future with those who love games. Unexpectedly, this year Tokyo Game Show will celebrate its 25th anniversary.
All authority live streams will have concurrent interpretation in English to let the audience everywhere in the world appreciate the event.
TGS 2021 Online will be held for four days from September 30, coordinators CESA, Nikkei, and Dentsu reported on Tuesday, actually like a year ago’s an event.
Like in 2020, TGS will broadcast four days of content on YouTube, Twitch, and social media platforms. This year, all programs will be broadcast in English with simultaneous interpretation.
Be that as it may, in contrast to 2021, TGS will hold a press-only physical event at the show’s traditional venue at Chiba’s Makuhari Messe. Here, invited writers and influencers will be able to play games, interview exhibitors, and share content with their audiences.
Since Japan is right now upholding exacting entry limitations for foreigners, which look prone to reach out past this present summer’s Olympic Games, TGS is probably going to be restricted to Japanese outlets.
Tokyo Game Show canceled a year ago’s an in-person event and held an online event rather from September 23 to 27. AnimeJapan had planned a hybrid online and in-person event this year but ultimately decided to make the whole event online-only this month.
With the participation of digital storefronts, demo versions of numerous games will be offered so everybody can play them.
Cooperation with Amazon will likewise allow the audience to buy dedicated products.
A physical venue will really exist for press and influencers that will actually want to attempt the games and interview designers to pass on them to the general audience. There will be booths for developers and a press conference will be hosted at the venue.
A virtual venue will likewise be set up in a collaboration with HIS, permitting the overall population to take a visit through the physical location referenced previously.
The latest in-person Tokyo Game Show event occurred in September 2019 and drew 262,076 participants throughout four days. That is under 2018’s 298,690, the highest participation on record, however more than 2017’s participation of 254,311.
TGS is additionally wanting to charge general online clients for a virtual booth experience, it said. As a team with online game stores, buyers can likewise play special TGS game demos for free.
The Tokyo event is the most recent games industry show to affirm 2021 digital plans, as the world keeps on feeling the impacts of the Covid pandemic.
The online Tokyo Game Show sick be held from September 30 to October 3.
The first Tokyo Game Show was held in 1996, and 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the Tokyo Game Show.
Most significant game shows are dropping their physical component to account for the slow recovery from the pandemic.
E3 will be digital-only when it happens this June, as will GDC the next month, dropping its plans for a hybrid event.
Nonetheless, the coordinators of Gamescom are as yet wanting to host both an online conference and a physical event in Cologne this August, yet with fewer participants. We spoke to the coordinators about these plans earlier this month.
Recently, it was reported PAX East will be supplanted with PAX Online when it happens this July.