The year progresses and the vaccination against COVID-19 gives hope that normality will begin to arrive in the second half of the year. However, the organizers of the Tokyo Game Show -CESA, Nikkei and Dentsu- prefer not to risk and have confirmed that, as happened last year, the 2021 edition will be held exclusively digitally, with a duration of four days beginning on September 30. E3 2021 also announced a digital event, and PAX East confirmed it a few hours ago.
This Tokyo Game Show -which turns 25- will repeat the 2020 model, with content broadcasts on Youtube, Twitch and other social networks, although this time it will be more interesting for international viewers because all programs will be rebroadcast with simultaneous English translation. There are also plans for players to try special game demos shown in the broadcast, and there will be a face-to-face event exclusively for the press where journalists and influencers They will be able to play, interview and share content with their audience.
Japan is currently tightening its restrictions to prevent the visit of foreigners and The policy is expected to continue into the summer, when the Olympics are scheduled to take place.. In the United States, on the other hand, they are more optimistic with PAX West and PAX Unplugged – the first is held on September 6 – thanks to the current vaccination rate, which could relax the rules in the coming months.
Summer Game Fest 2021 will be shorter than 2020
Summer Game Fest, the digital event hosted by Geoff Keighley as a replacement for E3 2020, will return this summer with more announcements and interviews with the creators. Solve one of your main criticisms: now it will last for a month, instead of the four of 2020, something that spaced so much the direct ones that many players did not know the schedules of each presentation.