Tokyo Game Show offers a taste of metaverse, blockchain-related products

Tokyo Game Show 2022, one of the world’s largest game fairs, was held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba from September 15 to 18. This was the first physical event of the show in three years. The event was held online in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year, a total of 605 companies and organizations from 37 countries and regions exhibited their products, including games that utilized new technologies such as metaverse, blockchain, and NFTs.

PICO Technology, a VR device manufacturer, opened a corner for visitors to experience VR games by using headsets and moving their bodies and controllers.

Meta (formerly Facebook) had a large booth where visitors could try out its Meta Quest 2 VR headset.

Cluster, a metaverse platform, set up a booth entitled “OPEN YOUR WORLD. Unleash the possibilities” to demonstrate its concept. 

Roblox, a well-known game platform in the metaverse, showcased a series of products at its booth.

XENO, an NFT game developed by CROOZ Blockchain Lab, caught people’s attention with its slogan “NFT is HERE…” Many visitors were trying out the game at the special booth.

At the booth of the NFT game “PHANTOM GALAXIES,” visitors could experience a shooting game on a PC under the guidance of a staff member.

Visitors gathered at a special forum held by blockchain game guild YGG Japan to discuss blockchain games.

At the booth of Digital Entertainment Asset (DEA), which operates the NFT game platform “PlayMining,” co-president Kozo Yamada presented business strategies and explained the play-to-earn concept of NFT games.

Discord, which has become a staple communication platform for gamers, NFTs, and crypto assets, showed visitors how to use the app.