Today Microsoft revealed more of their reveal strategy for the new generation. The replacement event for E3 will take place in July this year. This means it’s later than expected, as the E3 conferences were supposed to happen in June. Microsoft will show what happens at ‘Team Xbox’ each month. It’s called Xbox 20/20.
In July, we will dedicate time to focus on the incredible games coming from Xbox Game Studios. A number of our studio teams are looking forward to sharing first looks at new gameplay, insights from development teams being optimized for Xbox Series X, and brand-new game announcements. We cannot wait to share this initial look at what some of those teams are working on.
This thursday Microsoft will show more from third party partners. They have the following to say on this:
For the Xbox 20/20 May update, we will focus on giving you a first look at next-gen gameplay, trailers and sneak peeks from a wide variety of partners across the globe and industry, including Ubisoft’s recently announced “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla,” and hear from game creators about what they’re doing with their games on Xbox Series X.
We’ll be confirming games that utilize our new Smart Delivery feature, which ensures that you always play the best version of the games you own for your console, across generations. And all the games you’ll see will be Xbox Series X Optimized, meaning they are built to take advantage of the powerful Xbox Series X features that make games look and feel incredible, including 4K resolution at up to 120 frames per second, DirectStorage, hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing, super-fast load times and much more.
Oh, and Microsoft is still planning to launch the Xbox Series X with Halo Infinite:
Our goal remains to launch Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite this Holiday
More information on the updates from Microsoft regarding Xbox 20/20 and COVID can be found on Xbox Wire.