The Tokyo Game Show 2021 is coming up in a few weeks, and Xbox has announced its intentions for the event. Fans may expect a webcast with information on forthcoming Xbox games.
Attendees of Tokyo Game Show Online 2021 have started revealing their intentions for the conference over the last several weeks. This year’s four-day event at Makuhari Messe in Japan will include a hybrid conference, featuring a mix of in-person and digital forms.
Capcom, Square Enix, Konami, Ubisoft, and a slew of other game makers will join Xbox at the event. Xbox will be attending TGS Online for the second year in a row, having attended last year’s all-digital event.
Microsoft unveiled its intentions for this year’s Tokyo Game Show Online 2021 on Xbox Wire this morning. They reveal that Xbox would conduct a virtual webcast on the opening day of TGS, Thursday, September 30 at 6 PM JST, written by Jeremy Hinton, Head of Xbox Asia.
This feed will be “tailored for gamers in Japan and around Asia,” featuring localized updates on games. Hinton emphasizes that “no new worldwide debuts should be expected,” in contrast to Xbox’s appearance at Gamescom 2021, which included a slew of global premieres.
Xbox is obviously targeting its presentation towards its Asian gamers, from the advertising graphics to the goal of its demonstration. There were few major upgrades during last year’s Xbox Tokyo Game Show, with the event focused on games like Microsoft Flight Simulator, Minecraft, and Resident Evil Village.
Xbox demonstrated the game’s portrayal of Japan with lifelike reconstructions of key Japanese towns and airports, using Microsoft Flight Simulator as an example. Fans watching from other areas of the world can expect announcements that aren’t always directed at their region’s audience.
So, which Xbox games may get updates during the conference? Pragmata, a forthcoming new IP from Capcom that was conspicuously absent from this year’s E3, was another of the main games unveiled at last year’s event.
Despite the fact that the game has subsequently been confirmed to be coming to the PS5, it’s possible that Capcom has been waiting to show it out during TGS in order for it to really stand out. Without any official word on Capcom’s plans, it’s impossible to say which of its titles will be included in Xbox’s showcase.