For the first time in three years, this September The Tokyo Game Show will open its doors to the public and offer an in-person event at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan.
In the fall of 2019, everything went as usual for the Tokyo Game Show. After the outbreak of the pandemic, the 2020 event became a purely digital event. Last year it was in the first place online, but there was a greatly reduced one for industry members personal event. This year, the event will be held in a normalized manner for the first time since the pandemic began.
The Tokyo Game Show will take place from September 15th to 18th.
“The theme of TGS2022 is ‘Nothing Stops Gaming’,” the organizers wrote in an official statement. “During these two years, various fun events disappeared from our daily lives, but games still brightened our days. Games will continue to brighten everyone’s days – this year’s theme implies such strong determination.”
However, different than in the yearIn the past, children are not allowed to participate. “Due to uncertainties about the vaccination situation in adolescents, elementary school students or younger children, this is not allowed Approval for the safe security of
of this year’s event,” explained the TGS organizers. In addition, only a limited number of tickets will be made available, in line with the Japanese government’s guidelines to prevent the spread of the virus.
There will continue to be online elements for the show, including streamed press conferences and simultaneous English translation. “Other popular programs from the past year are also planned for global audiences, such as B. Free trials of demo versions of the latest games to enjoy at home, virtual tour experiences and the TGS Virtual Reality (VR) space.” The combination of in-person and online should serve the show well.
Ticket sales information will be announced mid-July.