This year’s Tokyo Game Show will have both Sony‘s and Microsoft‘s presence, CESA (Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association), the organiser of TGS, confirmed.
The topic of Tokyo Game Show 2020 (which will be held between September 24 and 27 at the Mahumari Messe in Chiba) will be „The Future Touches Gaming First” for a good reason: the event will have a dedicated area for cloud gaming (calling it exciting technology), so the PlayStation Now, the Google Stadia, and the Microsoft Project xCloud will also be getting featured, possibly amongst other tech (maybe Electronic Arts’ Project Atlas?). Twinfinite translated the press release:
„The theme of Tokyo Game Show 2020 is „The Future Touches Gaming First.” Games are the most updated and accessible means to experience the emerging technologies that will unlock new possibilities for the future. With the theme of this year, the event expects to provide an opportunity for people to touch and play the latest games and immerse themselves in the feel of an exciting future that is just around the corner.
Featuring novel game consoles for the next generation, TGS2020 is sure to attract even more attention from around the world. The event will focus on the full-fledged launch of cloud gaming and its advanced gaming environment such as the start of 5G services for commercial use and will boost the unprecedented gaming experience brought by new platforms. Moreover, TGS2020 will host the area where visitors can explore “new frontiers” of games through crossing over with education, fashion, arts, and other industries.
TGS2020 will team up with various popular influencers from Japan and overseas to create buzz before the event, not only for visitors but also for game fans who cannot be at the venue on the event days. Through tie-ups with domestic and overseas media partners and multiple video platforms, the latest news on the event will be released in Japanese, English, and Chinese to reach the growing number of online viewers on a global scale.
In the e-Sports field, which is attracting increasing attention also from outside of the game industry, this year’s event again plans to hold various championships at the giant “e-Sports X (Cross)” stage (details to be announced in April). In addition to upgraded online streaming services, TGS will also offer a unique way to enjoy e-Sports for visitors.”
Streaming technology only works if there’s no input lag. In Japan, it can work, yes, but it’s not going to be a feasible thing in other parts of the world. And then, we didn’t even talk about owning the games we stream. Let’s hope Sony won’t skip this event – September 24 is a bit far away, so the coronavirus might calm down by then…
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