TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 Exhibition Outline Released

TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 Exhibition Outline Released

TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 Exhibition Outline Released!
Dates: September 21 (Thursday) to September 24 (Sunday), 2017
Venue: Makuhari Messe
Applications for exhibits are being accepted!

In cooperation with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP),
the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) has announced
that it will be holding TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 at Makuhari Messe for
four days from Thursday, September 21st to Sunday, September 24th.
Applications for exhibition booths are now being accepted.

The theme of TGS 2017 has been set as “Reality Unlocked.” In addition
to referring to how technological innovations are producing even greater
reality in games, this theme expresses our devotion to transforming the
TOKYO GAME SHOW into an event which offers new experiences.

At last year’s show, we introduced a new VR Area which featured
numerous exhibits. At TGS 2017, this area will be upgraded into the
VR/AR Area. The exhibit will expand to feature VR (virtual reality),
AR (augmented reality), and MR (mixed reality). Even more, VR/AR/MR
game software is not the only attraction; we are also actively
accepting exhibits for B to B products and services such as development
solutions.

Also, in order to encourage the further growth of e-Sports in Japan,
the stage in the e-Sports area has undergone a comprehensive renewal.
We will convey the thrill of e-Sports to many more people by holding
tournaments for popular home video games and smartphone games, and
will also feature video distribution on the Internet.
*Details of the e-Sports tournament will be announced at a later date.

TGS 2017 will also feature an enhanced the live streaming system for
both in Japan and overseas. This will serve as another method of
transmitting information to people who cannot directly attend our event.
A pre-program will be delivered in July prior to the TGS.
The pre-program will feature the latest information on exhibitors and
scenes from the preliminary e-Sports tournament. Also, during the show
period, programs will be delivered at night (after 9:00 PM) for an even
greater number of viewers. Domestic programs will be produced in
cooperation with DWANGO, and overseas program with Twitch and Tokyo
Otaku Mode.

Also, for the live streaming in China, we plan to cooperate with a new
partner to open an official video channel.

TOKYO GAME SHOW started in 1996 and celebrated its 20th anniversary
last year. This milestone event featured record numbers of exhibitors
(614 corporations/groups) and visitors (271,224). As we look forward
to the next 20 years, TOKYO GAME SHOW 2017 will thrill you with
innovative new experiences.

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