Microsoft Confirms Xbox Won’t Be at Tokyo Game Show; Will Host its Own Event in October

on August 7, 2016 3:21 PM

Today Microsoft hosted a press event at its Japanese headquarters in Shinagawa, Tokyo, to present its upcoming line-up to local journalists.

During the event, the house of Xbox confirmed that it won’t be exhibiting at Tokyo Game Show for the second year in a row, but they will host once more their own “Xbox Big Thanksgiving” (Xbox Dai Kansha-sai) event in October.

The event was held last year as well, and gathered quite the crowd of fans that could get hands-on with many games like Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rainbow Six: Siege and more, and meet developers including PlatinumGames’ Hideki Kamiya.

No further details will given about precise dates and venues just yet, or on whether the event will still hit both Tokyo and Osaka or not, but this year it will also include Windows 10 gaming.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.