Over the past year, Microsoft has been spreading news about next-generation Xbox Series X consoles. In May, the company finally held its first digital show. But judging by Xbox marketing director Aaron Greenberg’s interactive question-and-answer session with netizens on Twitter, the software giant may host a second similar unveiling in July. Although no exact date has been given, Video Game Chronicle reporter Jeff Grubb hints at July 23.
Sources say the Xbox team will be showing off the first-party game facelift on the day. Fans who were extremely unhappy with the effect of the event in May are also expected to learn more about the Xbox Series X console.
Microsoft has previously stressed the “actual gaming” of the new console, but the company and third-party games on the Sony PS5 clearly need to be further polished due to actual development time.
Jeff Grubb points out that the new show in July will focus on the release of Microsoft’s first-party Xbox Game Studios, including the long-awaited Halo: Infinity, and new work by The Initiative Studios.
In addition, in order to promote the atmosphere of the event, it is expected that Microsoft will also strive to make up for the lack of third-party games at the May show, after all, Sony’s two PS5 consoles brought about by the competitive pressure can not be underestimated.
Microsoft is rumoured to be developing a second Lockhart digital model, but the company has kept its mouth shut and is said to look very different from the Xbox Series X. By contrast, the standard version of the Sony PS5 (with optical drive) and the digital version are in the same shape.
Journalist Brad Sams said it was not known why Microsoft changed the program after earlier reports that the Lockhart model would be released in June, but the new, but unconfirmed, rumor-found has been changed to late August, rather than the first revealed mid-October.