The latest events that have fallen prey to the public health disaster that is COVID-19 are the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2020 and San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC).
The main organiser of TGS 2020, Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA), has just announced that the physical event will be cancelled and converted to an online event.
Initially slated to run from 24-27 September this year, the annual event would have been one of the most highly anticipated game events of the year, with Japanese developers showcasing their newest and upcoming games to fans.
Similarly, Comic-Con International has also announced that this year's SDCC will be taking place over the internet as 'Comic-Con @ Home'. On a side note, we must admit that their video announcement is way more interesting than TGS' sombre press release:
While it's a bummer that fans can no longer relish the palpable excitement that comes with live events, safety and health do come first. In fact, for those who were unable to attend in the first place, a structured livestream event might even be more welcome.
As the organisers of SDCC teased, you'll have 'free parking, comfy front row seats and a personalised selection of snacks' at home, so it's not too bad, eh?