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author: Milosz Szubert

Xbox Series X Show - Microsoft May Postpone the June Event

According to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, Microsoft has initially decided to postpone this month's Xbox 20/20 broadcast scheduled to August. The reason for this is to be Sony's conference. At the same time, we have received confirmation that the July conference is not threatened so far.

IN A NUTSHELL
  1. As reported by one of VentureBeat journalists, Microsoft has decided to move the June Xbox 20/20 event to August.
  2. The reason is to be reluctance to unveil more cards about their device and games before Sony.
  3. The journalist does not exclude, however, that Microsoft may still change its mind after Sony's conference and present something then.
  4. It is almost certain that one of the Xbox 20/20 conferences will be held in July.

At the beginning of last month, Microsoft announced Xbox 20/20 - a series of broadcasts, during which the Redmond giant presents attractions waiting for players in the near future, including those for next-gen platforms. The first of them took place in May, and the next ones were to take place every month. It's possible, however, that reality had other plans. Or at least that's what Jeff Grubb, a VentureBeat journalist, says. He informed on Twitter that Microsoft initially decided to reschedule one of its Xbox 20/20 conferences, called Xboxing Day, from June to August.

In an interview with Greg Miller and Tim Gettys from Kinda Funny Games, Grubb gave the reason why, according to his sources, Microsoft is against the June event. It has nothing to do with the current situation in the USA. It's about Sony's conference, which, as we found out yesterday, will be held on June 11. Representatives of Microsoft don't want to reveal their cards in front of the team from Japan (via Game Rant). However, the journalist does not rule out that after seeing PlayStation's presentation, Microsoft will change its mind and show something in June. However, all of this remains in the realm of unofficial reports, so while their source can be regarded as reliable, they need to be taken with a grain of salt.

Will we get some news from the Microsoft camp in June?

It is almost certain that the July conference from the Xbox 20/20 series will take place without major delays. This was confirmed on Twitter by Aaron Greenberg, Microsoft's Xbox Marketing Director. He also wrote that nothing has really been delayed. As Grubb notes, this is technically true, as nothing specific beyond vague "monthly event" was officially announced for June, so this may provide an "escape" option for Microsoft.

From what was announced earlier, during the July Xbox 20/20 event, we are to learn new details about the upcoming games of Microsoft's in-house studios. As for the June/August event, there are no official reports on its content. However, it is said that we will see the Xbox Lockhart console, a budget version of Xbox Series X, which will most likely lack an optical drive (again via Game Rant).

  1. Microsoft - official website
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