This year’s Tokyo Game Show will return to an online format

Japan’s premier industry celebrates 25th anniversary

Tokyo Game Show is the latest in a growing crowd of industry events that will once again be held online in 2021. As COVID-19 continues to render mass gatherings unsafe environments, the decision was made by organizers CESA, Dentsu, and Nikkei BP to return to an online format similar to that used for the previous TGS event, held back in September 2020.

TGS 2021 will still offer up news and previews of a catalog of upcoming releases, and will offer online interviews between developers and press. The organizers are looking into ways to roll out demos online, and will also host a small, socially distanced, in-person event to allow members of the gaming press to try out games and hardware. Viewers at home will be able to check out all of the action through various social media outlets.

This year will see the Tokyo Game Show celebrate its 25th anniversary, and will run TGS 2021 under the banner theme of “We’ll Always Have Games.” It’s a shame that this marked occasion will have to be held in an online capacity, but it’s definitely the right thing to do given the ongoing uncertainty of the current global climate.

Tokyo Game Show 2021 will take place between Thursday, September 30 and Sunday, October 3.

Tokyo Game Show will be online-only in 2021 [Gematsu]

Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s. Former Saturday Night Slam Master. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors.