Tokyo Game Show opens with virtual reality in the spotlight


Chiba, Sept. 15 (Jiji Press)–Tokyo Game Show 2022 kicked off on Thursday, showcasing virtual reality amid the anticipated spread of online platform “metaverse.”

The game show, one of the largest in the world, is taking place in person for general visitors for the first time since 2019, before the COVID-19 outbreak. The event, which will be held at the Makuhari Messe convention center in the city of Chiba, east of Tokyo, will continue until Sunday.

Sega Corp. presents a new game featuring its popular character Sonic the Hedgehog. Square Enix Co. and other major game software makers show off new titles. Meta Platforms Inc., formerly Facebook Inc., which strives to develop the metaverse, lets visitors enjoy its “Meta Quest 2” glasses-like VR gadget.

People are also allowed to virtually visit the booths of participating companies.

The game show will be open to the general public on Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday, with tickets sold in advance only.

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