Microsoft will not be holding a press conference at this year's Gamescom in Cologne in August. Instead, it's going for something new: an event dubbed Xbox FanFest 16, billed as "more intimate". It will release more information soon.
This makes it unlikely that we will see big Xbox announcements at the show, as we have in the past couple of years. There's no word on whether Sony will be having a press conference at Gamescom this year either: last year the company skipped the show in favour of a big showing at Paris Games Week a few months later.