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Microsoft has teamed up with Geoff Keighley and the Summer of Gaming for a new event. Called the Xbox Games Showcase, the event should reveal new information about games expected to release on the upcoming Xbox Series X console. The stream starts early on July 23 at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET. Viewers looking to tune in can watch the Showcase on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and at Xbox.com. You can’t use Mixer, though, since Microsoft will shut down the streaming platform a day before the event.
The Xbox Games Showcase will begin with a pre-show live-stream hosted by Keighley. This begins an hour earlier, starting at 8:00 a.m PT. If the pre-show is anything like Sony’s Future of Gaming event, online celebrities will join Keighley to talk about expectations from the show.
Microsoft has yet to say exactly what it will reveal during the Xbox Games Showcase. One of the biggest titles expected to be shown is developer 343 Industries’ latest entry to the Halo series, Halo Infinite. But while that’s certainly one of the biggest upcoming games Microsoft has, it isn’t the only one. Over the past year, Microsoft has added 14 new studios as part of the Xbox Game Studios to publish exclusive games on the console.
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Bringing back the console wars
This event could also announce the price and launch window of the Xbox Series X. As of this writing, neither Sony nor Microsoft have given firm answers to either of those questions. This Showcase, then, could be the opportunity for Microsoft to take the lead against Sony over next-gen consoles.
Sony recently hosted its own gaming event called The Future of Gaming. The final design of the PlayStation 5 was shown off along with several accessories and more than 25 next-gen games. For more console news, make sure to follow Daily Esports and check-in on July 23 for more information on the Xbox Series X as it releases.
Ryan Hay is a writer and content creator currently living in New York. Video games, anime, and Magic: The Gathering have all been strong passions in his life and being able to share those passions with others is his motivation for writing. You can find him on Twitter where he complains about losing on MTG Arena a lot.