Microsoft will be present at the Tokyo Game Show 2022 digitally on September 15, 2022 at 18:00 local time.
Through this Xbox stream, the company wants to provide updates on a number of games from Xbox Game Studios and new launches from development partners.
Quoting from the Xbox Wire website, Thursday (1/9/2022), the series of games and announcements that appear on the Xbox stream have been specially curated for players in Japan and in Asia.
Jeremy Hinton, Xbox Asia Business Lead said, the games that will be showcased at TGS 2022 will not only appeal to players in Japan and Asia, but also worldwide.
For curious gamers, Xbox streams will be available on Xbox social media channels in Japan, Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand.
This year’s TGS will be the first major game industry event in three years to open to the public due to the previous Covid-19 pandemic.
“Games have always provided an important way to connect, but especially over the last few years,” Hinton said.
He added. “Games have the transformative power of bringing joy and growing community, and at TGS we can all enjoy the spirit of gaming together.”
In addition to Xbox, Konami has just confirmed that they plan to announce a new game from one of their famous series at the TGS 2022 event later.
Microsoft stated that they do not plan to increase the price of their game consoles namely the Xbox Series S and Series X.
This follows news that mentions the global increase in the price of PlayStation 5 (PS5) devices by Sony some time ago.
“We are constantly evaluating our business to offer our fans a great selection of games,” Microsoft said in a statement to Windows Central, citing PC Gamer, written Tuesday (30/8/2022).
Microsoft also said that the recommended retail price for the Xbox Series S remains at USD 299 (approximately Rp. 4.4 million), while the recommended price for the Xbox Series X is USD 499 (about Rp. 7.4 million).
Concerns about rising prices for game consoles emerged after Sony revealed a price spike for the PS5. Many games wonder if the Xbox will also experience the same thing.
Even so, it is not known whether Microsoft will maintain these prices for its Xbox devices, if global inflation continues to increase.
On the other hand, Sony will start to increase the price of PS5 (PlayStation 5) in most regions, from Europe, Middle East, UK, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Canada.
The news about the PS5 price going up itself was revealed directly by the post of Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment on the official PlayStation blog.
We see high global inflation rates, as well as adverse currency trends impacting consumers and creating pressure on many industries,” said Jim Ryan via the PlayStation blog, Friday (26/8/2022).
Jim Ryan added, “Based on these challenging economic conditions, SIE has made the difficult decision to increase the retail price (RRP) of the PS5 in certain markets.”
The PS5 price increase will take effect as soon as possible.