When the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online schedule was revealed yesterday, one eye-catching bit of information was that Xbox would hold a 50-minute presentation at the event. Today, Xbox has clarified that this doesn't mean there'll be any next-gen announcements or details at their presentation.
The news comes from the official Xbox Twitter account (as first reported by VideoGamesChronicle). The announcement states that although there will be updates on Microsoft Flight Simulator for PC, and a focus on the Japanese Minecraft community, there won't be any further details on Xbox's next-gen plans.
Xbox's presentation at the Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online will be taking place on the very first day of the showcase, September 23. At that point, it will likely be right around two months until the Xbox Series X launches in November, so it's hard not to look at the news that there won't be any next-gen details there with some disappointment.
We're into September now, and there's still no details on what specific date the Xbox Series X will launch, or what the price of the new console will be (even though we know it'll be launching in November). Microsoft haven't even officially revealed the Xbox Series S, even though the console has leaked multiple times now, and there's barely two months to go until launch.
As Mike wrote earlier in August, maybe it's just time to delay next-gen consoles until 2021. Although Xbox Series X makes the stronger case for launching this holiday based on the backwards compatibility catalog, both Sony and Microsoft feel like they're playing a waiting game to see who blinks first and announces a price for their next-gen box. You'd really expect to know a console's release date and price two months before it's set to launch.