IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR MICROSOFT - E3 2013 attendees interact with newly announced games and experiences for Xbox One at Microsoft’s booth at E3 2013 in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. (Photo by Casey Rodgers/Invision for Microsoft/AP Images)

For what will now be the 2nd year in a row, Microsoft has announced that they will not have an official presence at the infamous Tokyo Game Show, which is set to take place this October. The company confirmed the news earlier today, during a news briefing in Japan.

While Microsoft won’t be at TGS, they will instead, be holding their own Xbox Fan Event, sometime during September. While it is yet to be announced what a titles the company will be showcasing during the Fan Event, odds are gamer’s will be able to get their hands on some of the bigger titles launching on the system this year, such as ReCore, Gears of War 4, and Forza Horizon 3.

For quite sometime now, Xbox has never really had that big of a presence in Japan when compared to the likes of Nintendo and Sony, so with that said, we’ve seen less and less presence of Xbox during large-scale gaming events in Japan.


With Microsoft holding their own events now, it’s not like we’re missing out on much. If the company does in fact have anymore announcements up their sleeves regarding previously announced titles, or even brand new titles we have yet to hear about, it’s likely we’ll receive those announcements during their Fan Fests, rather than any other non-Microsoft hosted event.


Tokyo Game Show will run from September 17th-18th, in Tokyo, Japan.