Microsoft has revealed that it will not be holding a press conference at this year's Gamescom. Instead, it plans to host a more "intimate" event for fans called Xbox FanFest experience that will allow those attending the Cologne event to play upcoming Xbox One and Windows 10 titles, such as Gears of War 4, ReCore and Halo Wars 2.
"It's under five weeks until gamescom 2016 and I'm excited to share the news that Xbox will give our fans the opportunity to get hands-on with the most anticipated titles for 2016 and 2017, across Xbox and Windows 10," said Xbox marketing manager Aaron Greenberg.
"From our stellar lineup of blockbusters, including Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Halo Wars 2, ReCore and Sea of Thieves, to a host of ID@Xbox titles including We Happy Few, Everspace and Cuphead, we can't wait for our fans to play. This year we're also in a brand new location "“ you'll be able to find us in Hall 8 of the Koelnmesse near the north entrance.
"While we will not be hosting a media briefing this year, we're planning a new and more intimate Xbox FanFest experience for our fans across Europe and worldwide attending gamescom 2016. We will be sharing more details on our gamescom 2016 Xbox FanFest soon."
However, it seems like it's not only Microsoft that will be absent at this year's Gamescom. Although Sony has yet to make an official announcement, PlayStation France told French website Jeux Video that there will be no PlayStation conference at Gamescom.
Gamescom 2016 kicks off on the 17th of August in Cologne, Germany.
Source: Xbox News