Microsoft Announces “Xbox Digital Event” Following Cancellation Of E3 2020
The coronavirus has struck again, this time causing the cancellation of E3 2020, which marks the first time since the mid 90’s that the show is, well, a no-show. While the folks over at Sony are undoubtedly happy given the company’s early decision to sit out from E3 for yet another year, other companies have had to begin making alternate plans for its announcement schedule going into Q2 2020. The folks over at Microsoft are by no means exempt, and the Xbox company has announced that it will be hosting a digital event to replace its planned announcements at E3.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently took to Twitter to reveal that Microsoft will be hosting its own ‘Xbox Digital Event’ that will celebrate the “next generation of gaming.” Naturally, this event will undoubtedly feature the Xbox Series X, with Microsoft presumably released more detailed specs and a possible games lineup for the next-gen console. Here’s the tweet:
E3 has always been an important moment for Team Xbox. Given this decision, this year we’ll celebrate the next generation of gaming with the @Xbox community and all who love to play via an Xbox digital event. Details on timing and more in the coming weeks https://t.co/xckMKBPf9h
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 11, 2020
It is currently unknown what Microsoft plans on doing in terms of format, though it’s possible that the company will take a page out of Nintendo’s playbook and do something similar to a Nintendo Direct. A Nintendo Direct-esque pre-recording is what Nintendo had seemingly had planned for E3 2020, so chances are those plans will largely stay the same, sans the flashing lights and physical stage in Los Angeles. It’ll be interesting to see how this affects E3 moving into the future, especially with the event’s overall decline in interest over the past few years due to Sony’s absence.
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