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Tokyo Game Show 2021 will be online only for the general public

Just like E3 this year... and Tokyo Game Show last year.

The Tokyo Game Show 2021 will be an online only affair when it comes to the general public, its organiser CESA today confirmed.

This year’s event will be held over four days, 30 September through until 3 October with online business meetings to be held the day before on 29 September. Press and influencers will be invited to attend in-person appointments during this time, though Tokyo Game Show 2021 will otherwise be closed to the general public.

“This will be the second online event following 2020, with upgraded content. With the streaming of official programs that were popular last year at the forefront, there will be online E-commerce and business matching as well as a new trial version demo feature,” an English version of CESA’s press release reads.

“In addition, an offline (physical) venue will be provided where the press (TV, newspapers, magazines, websites, etc.) and influencers (game commentators, game-loving celebrities, etc.) are actually exposed to new games, creating an environment for interviewing exhibitors and playing demos of exhibitor titles. With the help of the press and influencers, we will communicate the appeal of games and the action at TGS2021 Online to as many people as possible.”

The general public will be able to access the Tokyo Game Show 2021 Online Portal in September, ahead of the event.

Earlier today, the USA’s ESA confirmed that E3 2021 would be a free, online-only event.

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