Microsoft has shared a few details about their upcoming X018 event.
This weekend, Microsoft will stream their XO18 event live from Mexico City. XO18 is described as “a global celebration of all things Xbox.” From November 10 to 11, Microsoft will celebrate both the Xbox and Xbox fans by sharing some information on upcoming titles and other Xbox-related announcements.
What can you expect from this live stream? Well, Microsoft shared a few hints on Twitter regarding that very subject and indicated that Crackdown 3, Minecraft, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, and Forza Horizon 4 will all be present at the event in some way. It seems that we’re getting new content announcements for each of these games, but it’s not clear how significant that content will be.
Beyond that, Microsoft has teased announcements related to Shadow of the Tomb Raider‘s The Forge expansion, some big PUBG news, and the reveal of over a dozen games that are coming to Xbox Game Pass. Beyond that, they’ve hinted that there might be a “surprise or two.” So far at that goes, we wouldn’t expect anything too shocking. After all, E3 is right around the corner, and we imagine the studio will wait until then to reveal the next Xbox.
One interesting thing to note about Microsoft’s confirmed announcements for this event is that it seems the studio isn’t going to reveal too much new information about some of the biggest Xbox exclusives at this show. We’re excited to see what is coming to Xbox Game Pass, but beyond new information for Crackdown 3 (which has suffered quite a few delays that don’t leave us feeling optimistic regarding its future), we’re guessing that you won’t actually see much from Microsoft’s biggest upcoming titles at this show. For instance, we don’t think they’ll be rolling out any more Halo: Infinite info until next year’s E3 presentation.
You can watch XO18 via Twitch, Mixer, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter, but those who watch via a Mixer channel connected to their Xbox accounts will receive exclusive in-game items.
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