"No European X04 event"

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 countrys press and trade.

"We officially wont be doing a European X04 this year," a spokesperson for Microsoft UK told gi.biz. "Instead well be focusing on individual countries. So in terms of UK well have a showcase event with our key games - Halo 2, Fable, Jade Empire, Forza [Motorsport] - but we wont 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.

News source: Gamesindustry.biz

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