Microsoft today confirmed in a news briefing that it will not be present at the Tokyo Game Show for the second year in a row. However the company will host its own “Xbox Big Thanksgiving” fan event in October, a month after Japan’s gaming expo. The Redmond event, which was also held last year, allowed gamers to go hands on with Xbox titles such as Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rainbow Six: Siege, and more. At this years event, Microsoft is expected to show off their line of upcoming video games and will allow meet and greets with different developers. Windows 10 is also expected to be heavily featured, with Microsoft’s new Play Anywhere feature.
The Tokyo Game Show website does mention Microsoft however, but only for the event’s Business Solution area, not the exhibition show floor. The event starts September 17; however no other information is available in regards to Microsoft’s event, including dates, venues, or prices. Check back with us for more information as it becomes available.