Microsoft no show at gamescom and TGS

Thursday, 14 June 2012 14:06 GMT By Stace Harman

In a statement issued to VG247, Microsoft has confirmed that it will not be attending gamescom in August. Additional, translated reports suggest the platform holder will also forgo the Tokyo Game Show in September.

Microsoft has confirmed that it will not attend gamescom in August. A statement issued earlier today to VG247 reads:

“In the lead up to the launch of Halo 4, Gears of War: Judgment, Forza Horizon, Fable: The Journey and Dance Central 3, among other titles and entertainment experiences, Xbox is focusing on smaller, more-localized experiences for customers, partners, retailers and press around the world.

“As a result, Xbox will not be exhibiting directly at gamescom in Cologne, Germany in August this year. Selected Xbox titles will still be showcased by our publishing partners at the event, and we wish the BIU well for the show.”

Earlier this year, Nintendo announced that it too would skip the event, as will Sega.

However, Sony recently confirmed that it will be in attendance at gamescom. The event, which is held in Cologne and is open to trade and public alike, runs from August 15 – 19.

A separate statement, published by GamesMarkt, suggests Microsoft will also pass-up the Tokyo Game Show.