Tokyo Game Show 2016 Detailed; This Year’s Theme and Virtual Reality Area Revealed

on February 23, 2016 1:10 AM

The Computer Entertainment Suppliers Association, that organizes Tokyo Game Show every year, shared today via press release a few details about the 2016 edition, that will be held from September 15th to September 18th at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, near Tokyo.

This year’s theme is “entertainment is changing, the future is changing,” and there will be new exhibition areas, including one dedicated to virtual reality and one dedicated to artificial intelligence.

The full theme translates as follows:

The spreading of the internet and smartphones,
the development of let’s play and eSports,
the advent of new technologies, including VR.
Now GAME isn’t just “play.”
It’s about changing significantly the value of entertainment.
Generations and gender, time and space, language and national boundaries,
we’re overcoming every wall,
in life, in culture, bringing innovation to society.
This is the power of GAME.
The future that no one could imagine is now reality.
Tokyo Game Show 2016
The new world starts from here.

The exhibition will include the following areas:

  • General Exhibition
  • Smartphone/social game area
  • Romance game area
  • Family game park
  • Development school area
  • AI area
  • New Platforms area
  • eSports area
  • Gaming peripheral area
  • Product sales area
  • Indie game area
  • Cosplay area
  • VR area
  • Business solutions center
  • Asia’s New Stars area
  • Eastern European New Stars area
  • Latin America New Stars area
  • Business meetings area
  • Food Court/Rest area

On the first two business days, the following events are planned:

  • Asia Game Busines Summit
  • TGS Forum 2016
  • International Party

Of course, you can expect full coverage from DualShockers directly from the show floor. Tokyo Game Show is my favorite show of the year, and I can’t wait to be there this year as well.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.