Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online will be held for four days from September 24, with various companies including “major publishers” providing game updates and new announcements via TGS’s official streaming and video channels.
As detailed in the official schedule, TGS’s opening is set to be followed immediately by a 50-minute Xbox Tokyo Games Show Showcase.
Xbox head Phil Spencer has been very open with regards to his desire to improve Xbox’s position in Japan.
Earlier this year the Xbox boss said that he felt the platform’s market position in Japan wasn’t acceptable and pledged to do “a much better job” with the Series X launch in the region. It was later confirmed that Xbox Series X would launch in Japan during the 2020 holiday season.
On Friday, September 25, Capcom will participate in a special TGS live stream which will feature titles including Resident Evil: Village.
The full schedule can be seen via the image above.
Tokyo Game Show 202 was shifted to a digital-only setup following the pandemic. In addition to its live streams, online round-table discussions, an esports tournament and a business matching system for exhibitors will be offered free-of-charge.
262,076 people attended Tokyo Game Show 2019, which was held in the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan from September 12-15. That’s down significantly from Tokyo Game Show 2018’s attendance figure (298,690) but is higher than 2017’s (254,311).
The coronavirus led to the cancellation of multiple annual games industry events in 2020 including E3 planned for June and Gamescom planned for August. The cancellation of this year’s E3 show caused games publishers to spread their marketing plans more broadly across the 2020 calendar.