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Microsoft confirms Xbox Series X games reveal date

Halo there.

Microsoft has confirmed the much-rumoured date it will show Xbox Series X games from its own studios.

Halo Infinite and more will star in a livestream due in two weeks, on Thursday 23rd July at 5pm UK time (midday Eastern, 9am Pacific).

Microsoft’s event will also be preceded by an hour-long pre-show, hosted by the ubiquitous Geoff Keighley.

As well as a proper gameplay reveal for Halo: Infinite, we expect to see other new and returning franchises from a range of Microsoft developers – including British team Playground Games and fresh San Francisco studio The Initiative.

Back in 2018, Eurogamer reported on a second team at Forza Horizon studio Playground being put together for an ambitious RPG project for the fabled return of a fan-favourite franchise. The Initiative’s game, meanwhile, is expected to showcase another perfect candidate for revival.

This is Microsoft’s big chance to wow Xbox fans and perhaps convince a few console fence-sitters after a lacklustre May next-gen gameplay reveal it admitted did not hit expectations, and a non-existent June showing.

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Hopefully we’ll begin to hear when a few of these games might arrive – and if any will join Halo: Infinite this side of Christmas. Could we also get a release date for the Xbox Series X itself? Right now it feels like both Microsoft and PlayStation are waiting for the other to say something first, as neither want to release second.

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Finally, don’t expect anything on the long-awaited but still not officially-announced Xbox Series S, Microsoft’s lower-powered next-gen option. Eurogamer understands a reveal for that is now being held in August.

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