Tokyo Game Show 2022 will see the return of VR booths that debuted in the previous year. CESA has revealed details for the TGS 2022 VR booths that people will access remotely online. The dungeon-themed virtual booths will be open for the same duration as the physical event on September 15-18, 2022.
While the VR venue will primarily feature Japanese game publishers, two of the notable booths will feature Kojima Productions and Cover. The former is a game development studio headed by Hideo Kojima. After it released Death Stranding, the independent studio is working on its sequel while cooperating with both Sony and Microsoft. Cover is the company best known for managing the popular VTuber group Hololive.
Besides Kojima Productions and Cover, TGS 2022 will have VR booths from major Japanese game publishers, such as Bandai Namco, Capcom, Koei Tecmo Games, Konami, Square Enix, Sega, and Atlus. It will also have booths dedicated to specific brands like Magic: The Gathering and the VR game Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate.
The VR venue appeared first in TGS 2021. It was intended for the general public that could not attend the restricted physical venue. TGS 2022 will be a full hybrid event that brings back physical booths with public access while retaining the online VR venue and live streams. Brand-based VR spaces are growing in popularity as social programs like VRChat and Cluster provide places for remote users to congregate. Developer Lasengle created a Fate/Grand Order “metaverse” space to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the global release.
The 2022 Tokyo Game Show will take place on September 15-18, 2022.