NEWS - Tuesday, August 10, 2004


No X04 For Europe This Year

Microsoft will not be running its traditional European Xbox press event this year, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to gamesindustry.biz this afternoon. Instead, offices in individual territories will run their own smaller events to showcase games to each country’s press and trade. "We officially won’t be doing a European X04 this year," a spokesperson for Microsoft UK told gi.biz. "Instead we’ll be focusing on individual countries. So in terms of UK we’ll have a showcase event with our key games - Halo 2, Fable, Jade Empire, Forza [Motorsport] - but we won’t have one big European event." Previous X0- events have seen Microsoft transport journalists, publishers, developers and trade figures to glitzy locations in Europe, where the platform holder has unveiled new software, studio acquisitions and made other key announcements, as well as inviting attendees to try out new software. Microsoft has yet to finalise details of the UK event, indicating that it wasn’t too far along in the planning stages yet. However, we were told the platform holder would probably hire a venue rather than invite trade and press to its headquarters. Microsoft has not finalised the UK date, either, but anticipated something "later than X0 events previously were," which presumably means October or even later in the year. Microsoft also admitted today that events in individual territories would not necessarily take place on the same date. The latter point in particular almost certainly rules out the new format as a launch platform for Xbox 2, currently codenamed Xenon, adding weight to suggestions that the next-generation platform will be unveiled at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 6, 2005, when Bill Gates delivers the pre-show keynote speech. Over the weekend, senior industry sources, speaking to this website, indicated that it was extremely likely that Microsoft would use CES 2005 to unveil Xbox 2 - having used the same show four years ago to introduce the world to the original console.
Source: http://www.gamesindustry.biz

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,598
Forum Posts: 725,800
Xbox One Titles: 1,252
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,705
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,434
Screenshots: 31,248
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

Xbox One X Black Panther
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 150 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada May 2018 schedule
Post by Kiesey
3 Replies, 253 Views

Is anything happening in XBox One land?
Post by DJ tx
7 Replies, 498 Views

Xbox One S Jojeux Anniversaire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 320 Views

Xbox One X Steelbook
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 363 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada April 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
4 Replies, 636 Views

Xbox One X World of tanks
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 810 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
7 Replies, 1002 Views

Any info on Biomutant release?
Post by DJ tx
4 Replies, 907 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
Post by Kiesey
8 Replies, 1183 Views

Xbox Prototype Communicator
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1447 Views

Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 960 Views

Xbox One S Theme Hockey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 833 Views

New Fable is coming!
Post by Shadow20002
2 Replies, 1130 Views

RPG Recommendation?
Post by DJ tx
8 Replies, 1207 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics