With ever-louder rumblings that Microsoft is preparing some form of next-gen Xbox event next month, rumored to focus on the games coming to the Xbox Series X, Xbox head, Phil Spencer, has seemingly added more fuel to the fire.
Recent rumors suggest that Xbox plans to host two Xbox-themed events in the coming months. The first as a replacement to Xbox’s planned showcase at the now-canceled E3. While the other, coming earlier, would be dedicated to the roster of launch titles to accompany the expected launch of the Xbox Series X during the holiday period 2020.
Taking to Twitter to respond to fan questions about when we could expect to hear more about Xbox’s next-gen plans, Spencer offered the clearest hint yet that we really won’t have to wait all that long.
He writes: “Reviewed plans yesterday for continued sharing through launch. The team is doing great work and adapting. I’ve never been more excited about Xbox plans. We’ve heard you, you want transparency/authenticity. We plan to keep showing that way, the next step is not too much of a wait (games).”
Now, ‘not too much of a wait’ doesn’t exactly offer an exact time frame, but Spencer freely sharing this information suggests that Xbox is more than ready to share more about the Xbox Series X. The company isn’t in the business of providing false hope to its fans, notably as it is going to great lengths to be transparent in the lead up to the next-gen as it strives to give Sony a real run for its money after a disastrous showing last generation.
Coupled with recent rumors, an event next month seems highly likely. The mention of games is particularly revealing and takes the wind out of the sales of rumors that claimed Xbox would reveal the more affordable and less powerful little brother to the Xbox Series X, code-named Lockhart, next month.
If May is indeed when the event is set to take place, we can expect to hear more about already-announced titles, notably the flagship Halo Infinite, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, a reboot of Forza Motorsports, and possibly the rumored Fable game, among others. With a stacked roster of developers forming Xbox Game Studios, Microsoft isn’t short of games to showcase.