Microsoft Won’t Have a Tokyo Game Show Conference This Year, But Phil Spencer Will be in Attendance

on August 23, 2014 6:52 PM

Tokyo Game Show is less than a month away, kicking off on September 18th, and Microsoft will have to bring the big guns if it wants to make a breakthrough with the Xbox One in the Japanese market, since the console will release locally just a couple weeks before, on September 4th.

Xbox Division head Phil Spencer will lead the charge personally, as he mentioned on Twitter that he plans to be in attendance.

I am planning on going to TGS this year.

Spencer had mentioned just a few days ago that he was still working on the plans for the show, but at the very least now we know that Microsoft won’t host a keynote, as confirmed by Game Studios Global Marketing Manager Aaron Greenberg.

We are not doing a TGS keynote this year.

Despite the lack of an actual Keynote, I fully expect Microsoft to push hard this year, given how close we’ll be to the launch of the Xbox One in the archipelago of the rising sun.

I’ll be on the show floor shredding the soles of another pair of shoes (to match those I literally destroyed at Gamescom), so you can expect full coverage here on DualShockers.

 /  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.