By Laurent P. Photos by Laurent P. Published on June 15, 2022 at 6:35 p.m.
Video game fairs are the best way to discover upcoming gaming releases, through accessible demos and other panels of all kinds. A boon also for publishers who take the opportunity to announce new products exclusively. And if you want to follow these future announcements, but you don’t know when these events are taking place, good news: we reveal the calendar of the main gaming fairs that are held in France and around the world. Mark your calendars!
The video game fairs do you miss? Due to the health crisis in covidmany editions of these shows had to be canceled, leaving gamers hungry for possible advertisementexclusives and more game testing coming. A shortfall also for publishers who take advantage of these events to survey their audience and capitalize on their company’s next gaming releases.
But good news! This year, these shows are back, in physical version for some, online for others, to the delight of players. And to see more clearly about the different 2022 editions and the terms of their holding, the editorial staff offers you the trade show calendar the most important in the sector, in France and in the world. A good point of reference for organizing your visit, or for preparing to follow the various panels offered online.
The 2022 video game fairs in France and around the world:
Usually standing at Convention Center of Anaheim, the BlizzCon takes place every year, with many surprises… And after a canceled 2021 edition, the 2022 edition, which was to be held in person after two years of absence, has also been canceled: “we’d like to take the time to re-imagine what a BlizzCon event of the future might look like. However the event looks in the future, we also need to ensure that it is as safe, welcoming and inclusive as possible.“explained Blizzard. The other reason for this cancellation: accusations of sexual harassment within the company.
The largest video game trade show in the world, usually held at Los Angeles Convention Centerwas also canceled this year but is guaranteed to return in physical form in 2023. In the meantime, we’re enjoying the Summer Game Fest announcements!
- Gamescom – Cologne, August 23-28, 2022
To end the summer of 2022 in style, the organizers of the Gamescom, which takes place every year at this time in Cologne, Germany, announced that the famous show would be held 100% face-to-face. Conferences and presentations of many games should punctuate this edition, which has not, for the moment, announced any studios present or games presented for the occasion. But the appointment is made!
- Tokyo Game Show – Makuari Messe de Tokyo and online, from September 15 to 18, 2022
Tokyo, one of the capitals of video games, also has the right to its own living room! And this year the Tokyo Game Show will be held in person, after three years of absence, but also online with improved content. As for the program of this new edition, we will have to wait a little longer.
The Paris show is back this year face-to-face and promises an unforgettable edition! On the program, many stands always faithful to the post, such as that of PlayStation, the BNF and other meetings mixing culture and video games. Many new features as well, which gamers should be able to test in preview.