Tokyo Games Show 2020 has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The popular event was due to take place from September 24th to the 27th. This is the first time TGS has been cancelled since its first show in 1996. Like many other shows that were due to take place this year, there are now plans in place to move the show online.
In a statement, organisers said:
Due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on a global scale and the situation remains unpredictable in Japan as well, the organizer and the co-organizers have reached this decision after a long consideration to place the utmost priority on the health and safety of visitors, exhibitors and stakeholders. We ask for your kind understanding and cooperation.
TGS 2020 was shaking up to be a great show. The next-generation consoles would have only been a few short weeks away, and with such a huge cult following the PlayStation has in that part of the world, fans would have been eagerly anticipating their first hands-on with the PlayStation 5.
Last year, Hideo Kojima showed off a 49-minute gameplay demo of Death Standing, which was the first extended gameplay we had seen prior to its launch. It was all in Japanese though, so it was difficult for most of us to understand what was going on!