Microsoft won’t live stream Gamescom media briefing

Microsoft will not live stream its Gamescom media briefing next week, Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer has revealed.

Spencer gave details about Microsoft’s Gamescom briefing on Major Nelson’s podcast.

While Xbox will have its biggest booth ever at this year’s event, Spencer said the approach the company was taking didn’t allow for the event to be live-streamed.

While there will be a brief stage presentation, Spencer said, "Most of the time will be spent with the press getting time with the developers and their games. You should think about this as a room with a lot of hands-on.”

The nice thing about the way the showcase is shaping up is people at home will have access to it. Streaming is probably not the way to do it because it will be like watching a party that you’re not at,” Spencer said, adding, So what we’re going to do is, throughout the day, we’re going to take video snippets from the floor and release them on the Xbox Wire.”

Gamescom kicks off on 21st August, with Microsoft’s showcase set to take place on the 20th.

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