Tokyo Game Show is a little over two of months away, but its organizer Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association has already confirmed the exhibitors. As early as now, Microsoft is already a sure “no-show” in the event.
Tokyo Game Show will run from Sept. 15 – 18 at Makuhari Messe in Chiba. Japan’s Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) has released a list of exhibitors for the upcoming Tokyo Game Show 2016 event. The general exhibition includes a number of companies including Sony Interactive Entertainment, Square Enix, and Bandai Namco among others. However, Microsoft is absent again this year.
Ariadne Thread Japan
Arc System Works
Netherlands Pavilion Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Dengeki Game of Blitz
Koei Tecmo Games
Sakura Small Short-term Insurance
Sendai City / Business Oulu (Finland)
Sony Interactive Entertainment
2K / Take-Two Interactive Japan
Digital Works Entertainment
Bandai Namco Entertainment
Warner Music Japan
Moreover, the four-day event will also be attended by over 30 indie game developers and about 28 names will participate for the VR corner. Predictably, Sony Interactive Entertainment will top the exhibition among console creators.
Unfortunately, Microsoft for the second time will not be coming to the Tokyo event. Last year, Microsoft chose to hold its own event a few days after the Tokyo Game Show. There are speculations that they will do the same thing this year.
Similarly, Nintendo will not be attending TGS, but it is already expected. The company is known not to attend the Japan’s most popular electronics and game expo as they have their own events, in which they make their announcements. Unfortunately, because Nintendo will not make it to the September event, spectators will also not see how the Nintendo NX will look like once it is out.
Sony has made headlines with rumors that the company is unveiling a PS4 Slim, but when Project Scorpio was announce, the rumors ceased. Now Sony is said to have announced that after PlayStation Neo, the company will not be releasing “upgrade” consoles anymore. The current rumors suggest that Sony will be announcing the upcoming console at the Tokyo Game Show instead.
With the news that Sony will be leading the exhibit of consoles it is highly likely that attendees will indeed catch a glimpse of the powerful PlayStation Neo.