Mark your calendars for September 21, as the Xbox Digital Broadcast is set to make a grand return to the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) at 6 pm JST. This annual event serves as a platform for Microsoft to showcase its latest updates and games, particularly aimed at delighting Xbox fans in Japan and across Asia.
A Pan-Asian Showcase: Xbox and Bethesda Softworks
This year, players can look forward to progress updates from both Xbox and Bethesda Softworks. The highlight of the show will be a creatively diverse collection of games, predominantly from creators based in Japan and other parts of Asia. The aim is to celebrate the rich tapestry of Asian game development, bringing unique and compelling stories to a global audience.
Expanding the Game Pass Universe
One of the most anticipated segments will be the unveiling of new games coming to Xbox Game Pass. The subscription service continues to grow, adding great content from teams all around Asia. This is a clear indication of Microsoft’s commitment to diversifying its game library and offering a wide range of experiences to its subscribers.
Accessibility and Global Reach
The broadcast will be available on TGS’s official YouTube channel and select Xbox social channels, catering to a global audience with translations in multiple languages. In a move to make the event more inclusive, it will also feature Japanese Sign Language (JSL), Australian Sign Language (AusLan), and audio descriptions in both Japanese and English.
A Fusion of Cultures: Xbox Meets Japan
This year’s Tokyo Game Show will feature a unique blend of Xbox and traditional Japanese iconography. The Xbox Nexus and Xbox Series X console will be displayed alongside the Maneki-neko (beckoning cat), Mount Fuji, cosmos flowers, and a Japanese lantern. This cultural fusion aims to bring good luck to all players, whether they are tuning in online or visiting the Makuhari Messe in person.
An Exclusive In-Person Event
For fans who will be in Japan near the Makuhari Messe on September 23, Xbox is offering free tickets to a special event hosted by IGN Japan and featuring Phil Spencer and Sarah Bond. This provides a unique opportunity for fans to interact with key figures behind Xbox and get a firsthand experience of what’s next for the platform.
Join the Conversation
For more details and the full schedule, fans are encouraged to visit the official TGS site and join the conversation on social media using the hashtags @Xbox_JP, #XboxJP, and #TGS2023.
As Microsoft gears up for its showcase at the Tokyo Game Show 2023, the anticipation is palpable. From new game announcements to updates on existing titles and a focus on inclusivity, this year’s event promises to be a feast for gamers. It’s clear that Microsoft is not just showcasing games; it’s celebrating a global community of players and creators.