Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer will deliver an opening keynote at European trade show Gamescom 2013, the show's organisers have announced.
"This industry is at a turning point. Gamescom is the ideal platform to study the influence of new hardware" said Spencer in a statement (translated by GameSpot from German).
"There has never been a better time to be a part of this industry. It is exciting to see how developers will use new opportunities to create completely new ways of gaming," he added.
Microsoft chose to skip the German trade show in 2012, but is returning to the event for 2013.
Last week Spencer said he was going to "bite his tongue" regarding news of a Crackdown 3.
No further details were released for Spencer's keynote. Gamescom this year runs from August 21 through August 25.