While Xbox skipped Tokyo Game Show, Microsoft organized its own events in Japan, and following yesterday’s press conference, today we got a fanfest open to the public at the luxurious Club eX within the Shinagawa Prince Hotel complex.
The event, that DualShockers attended, was named in Japanese “Xbox On Dai Kansha-sai” (Xbox One Big Thanksgiving). It was definitely a success, with a lot of fans joining the fun, packing the panels and crowding the demo stations.
The Scalebound panel with Platinum Games’ Hideki Kamiya and Jean-Pierre Kellams was especially successful, but there definitely was quite a lot of energy at the event.
Heavily featured were also Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rainbow Six: Siege and Halo 5: Guardians, even if 343 Industries’ latest labor of love was not playable.
Microsoft Game Studios Corporate Vice President Kudo Tsunoda and Masashi Inoue, the man in charge of Xbox One’s marketing in Japan, were also in attendance, chatting it out with the fans and showing off the games.
Of course we took the chance to ask a few questions, and you can expect to hear about that soon here on DualShockers.
In the meanwhile, you can check out plenty pictures from the event below.