G-Star, South Korea’s biggest games industry show, has officially announced that it will be a fully digital affair for 2020 as a result of a significant uptick in COVID-19 cases in the country, and while the circumstances surrounding the need to go digital are absolutely worrisome, the announcement is looking at the silver lining of making the event even more open to more game devs and studios.
“Last year over 2,500 trade visitors networked together [digitally, with nearly a quarter of a million people attending in 2019], and this year without the restrictions of travel that number is expected to increase substantially. The G-STAR networking system can be accessed at a reasonable price, and the platform has been improved intuitively so that anyone can use it without difficulty. One B2B ticket enables you to run unlimited online meetings.”
In addition to the standard G-Star B2B ticket, which is $100, the organizers of the event are running a promotion where purchasing G-Star admission and the Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital 2020 admission at the same time brings a 20% discount off the price of a combined ticket. As for the event itself, it’s scheduled to run between November 17th and November 21st.