Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb announced via his official blog that Microsoft will skip two key gaming events later this year: Gamescom in Cologne, Germany and TGS in Tokyo, Japan. Hryb said that Microsoft is changing its focus from participating in large scale gaming events to doing more localized, smaller events.
"As you saw at E3, we have a solid line-up of games launching this holiday, along with other entertainment experiences," Hyrb wrote. "We’ve changed our approach a little, though. This year, Xbox will be focusing on smaller, more localized promotions and experiences for press, partners, retailers and customers around the world. Which means that as you might have seen on some of the news sites today, we won’t be taking part in gamescom or Tokyo Games Show this year."
He closes by saying that both events are still very important to Microsoft and that he wishes the organizers of both good tidings.
Source: Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson