Tokyo Game Show, Japan's largest video game festival
In 2020, the show was held online for the first time due to the spread of the new coronavirus, but online and the game industry go hand in hand very well, and there were many new challenges.
It's almost a new year in 2021, and with the onslaught of the new coronavirus continuing with no end in sight, we were wondering what this year's Tokyo Game Show would be like, but it turns out that the 2021 Tokyo Game Show will also be held online!
New offline venues and test-play projects
" Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online" (hereinafter referred to as "TGS2021 ONLINE") will be an online event organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association and co-hosted by Nikkei BP Inc. and Dentsu Inc.
The duration of the event is four days, from Thursday, September 30, 2021 to Sunday, October 3, 2021, but the online business meeting will be held one day earlier, from Wednesday, September 29, 2021, so it is actually five days.
" Still, we have a game. " will be the theme of TGS2021 ONLINE, which will be even more advanced than in 2020, when it was held online for the first time.
In addition to the online distribution of the official programs that were so popular last year, e-commerce, business matching, and more, there will also be a new trial version of the game to try out!
Since it is a "trial project," will it be something that can be played only during TGS2021 ONLINE? We can't wait to hear more!
As a further evolutionary point, an offline venue will be set up for the press (TV, newspapers, magazines, web media , etc.) andinfluencers (game players, celebrities, etc.) to actually experience the new games !
An environment will be created where they can interview exhibitors and try out the exhibited titles, so they will be able to get a closer look at the new information!
So TGS2021 ONLINE will be a hybrid of online and offline!
The call for exhibitors has already begun, and the deadline is Friday, June 25, 2021.
In parallel, the call for applications for the Amazon Exhibit Plan has also begun, so if you are considering it, please check the details!
There are only six months left until the show. Information will be released one after another in the coming months.
Let's wait for more information, including the official TGS2021 ONLINE website!
|Outline of the event|
|Name||Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online|
|Dates|| Thursday, September 30 - Sunday, October 3, 2021
(*Online business negotiations only will begin on Wednesday, September 29)
|Organizer||Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA)|
|Co-organizer||Nikkei BP, Inc.|
|Supported by||Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (tentative)|
|Number of participating companies||200 companies (tentative)|
|Participation Fee||Free of charge (with some exceptions)|
|Theme||Still, We Have Games.|