Microsoft will open Tokyo Game Show with a 50-minute Xbox showcase

Microsoft will open up the Tokyo Game Show later this month.

On September 24th, Japan’s annual games convention will feature developers and publishers unveiling upcoming games worldwide.

The release of the official Tokyo Game Show schedule revealed that the show will be opened by a 50-minute Microsoft Japan showcase.

The official Xbox Blog reads:

Tokyo Game Show is one of the world’s biggest celebrations of video games and culture and Xbox is confirmed to participate this year. The 2019 event attracted more than a quarter of a million attendees to enjoy new games and entertainment experiences. This year, the show is moving from the halls of Makuhari Messe to an exclusively digital showcase, where the latest gaming news and titles will be unveiled by some of the world’s top studios over four days from Sept 24-28.”

Microsoft will be the ONLY console manufacturer to attend the Tokyo Game Show this year. According to the schedule, Nintendo and Sony are missing. Microsoft has been trying to increase their standing in Japan for years, with Phil Spencer claiming he believes the company’s rep in Japan isn’t “acceptable”.

Sadly, there won’t be any announcement regarding the upcoming Xbox Series X. Something they explicitly mentioned on their Xbox Blog post on the event.

What to expect:

  • A celebration of Japanese game creators
  • The latest updates coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator on Xbox Game Pass for PC, Windows 10 and Steam
  • Creativity from the Japanese Minecraft creator community
  • A review of first- and third-party announcements from recent months
  • No new next-gen news

The Showcase will be broadcast in Japanese at 9 p.m. JST on 9/24

For more details on Tokyo Game Show Online 2020, visit the official site for the full livestream schedule from the show’s organizers.