The next generation of gaming is almost here and we've got neither a release date nor a price point for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. With another big showcase on the horizon with the Tokyo Game Show, many were hoping to see a big hardware reveal but if it's going to happy, it's not happening for Team Green. It has been confirmed that there will be no new Xbox Series X news during TGS 2020.
While there won't be any next-gen news at the show for Xbox, there will still be an Xbox presence there to celebrate Japanese games, updates coming to a few Microsoft properties, and more surrounding the Minecraft community that is still massive in Japan.
.@Xbox_JP is heading to Tokyo Game Show!— Xbox (@Xbox) September 2, 2020
✅Celebrating Japanese game creators & games
✅Updates coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC
✅Japanese Minecraft community creativity
✅Showcase broadcast in Japanese only
❌No new next-gen news
More info: https://t.co/3GnlHi1ClU https://t.co/1QhZE7xVQw
While not mentioned and I know I shouldn't get my hopes up, I'm still crossing my fingers for Final Fantasy VII Remake news, though we know the second part is still quite a bit away. Still, there isn't a better place to reveal an announcement like that than in the heart of Japan - even if the showcase is digital this year.
The decision for both major game companies to withhold next-gen release date and pricing information this late in the game is odd and that oddity has a lot of the games industry and community alike on edge. With pre-orders rolling out on the PS5 with no date and price revealed even for that, many are wondering why the heck both companies are waiting so long?
In all likelihood, we won't get a price until a few weeks out for launch, which could make those rumors of a higher price point more probable. Still, that's all speculation at this point, though we do at least know both are planned for the holiday season with the Xbox Series X specifically targeting the middle of November.
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What do you hope to see out of the Tokyo Game Show showcase later this month? Any particular announcements you are holding out for? Sound off with your predictions and hopes over on Twitter @PrimaGames, we'd love to hear what you think!