The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has an interview with Yasuyuki Yamaji, head of the secretariat of the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) which organizes the annual Tokyo Game Show. This interview gives more insight into how the upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online will be held. [Thanks, Ryokutya2089.]
Here are some of the highlights from the interview:
- “The main content is the organizer’s program. We will deliver the latest information from each exhibitor with a program format. Stage events originally held on public days in past years, as well as events from maker company booths, will be turned into a program style and be played sequentially on the main channel.”
- “We will make adjustments so that the audience can watch programs in order, without having to worry about being unable to watch a stream due to clashing schedules like before.”
- “We plan to have 3 official channels. One for programs from exhibitors, one for the indie event Sense of Wonder Night and the Japan Game Awards, and one for eSportsX to show eSports tournaments.”
- “Companies can also display their own titles as exhibitors on the special site, without having to wait for the live streams.”
- “I sincerely hope that we can hold the real event at Makuhari Messe next year.”
Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online will run from September 23, 2020, to September 27, 2020. It is going to be held in a completely digital format as the physical event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 23rd is reserved for online business matching, so the main event streams will begin on September 24, 2020.