[COVID Rubs Hands in Anticipation]
In-person events have become kind of a guessing game lately. They are like a Ross and Rachel-type Will They/Won’t They deal. This year’s Tokyo Game Show is going for a fully in-person event this year, but we will have to see how that shakes out.
Since COVID-19 vaccines have become available, it seems that countries all over the world have been making plans for reopening. However, many of these efforts have been pushed back on by the virus and its dastardly variants. Like many other annual events, the Tokyo Game Show has had to adapt its format over the past couple of years.
2019 was the last time that TGS had a fully in-person presence. In 2020, it had become entirely virtual. Last year, it was mixed. The show floor was open to business personnel only and another virtual show for public viewers. This year, the event planners are hoping for both public and business audiences to be able to attend in-person.
Right now, the event is scheduled to take place September 15th-18th. The Thursday and Friday (15th and 16th, respectively) will be reserved for business and the Saturday and Sunday (17th and 18th) will be open to the public. There will also be time on the 16th for general admission after a certain time.
The Tokyo Games Show is currently in the process of taking applications for exhibits, so it will be some time until announcements are made for who will be in attendance and what they will showcase.
What are you hoping to see from Tokyo Game Show this year? Let us know in the comments below.