No Microsoft press conference at Gamescom 2016

Gamecom is increasingly looking in danger of missing out any platform holder conferences this year.

Microsoft has just confirmed that it won’t be hosting a conference at the event next month. This comes after Sony Europe boss Jim Ryan told VG247 last week that the company had not yet decided whether it would have a Gamescom 2016 conference.

While we will not be hosting a media briefing this year,” the company has said. 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.”

Sony skipped Gamescom 2015, unlike Microsoft, which returned to the event in 2013.

Said Ryan of Sony’s indecision: It’s a tough one to call. It’s a balancing act between timing, availability of software, announcements to be made. We’ve had a long history of enjoying Gamescom, we went to Paris last year and really enjoyed that with such an iconic venue. So plans are still afoot.”

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