A potential invite for an upcoming Xbox Series X media briefing has emerged online, hinting at the possibility of Microsoft’s console being revealed in the coming months.
The invite, which could quite easily be faked, has been making the rounds on Twitter and Reddit in recent days and suggests that Xbox will be holding an event on April 6 at 9:30am PT at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
If this rings true, Microsoft will be holding the reveal at the same venue which houses its annual conference at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, no surprise since they own the theatre in its entirety. The company has already confirmed it will be attending the annual showcase, which will take place roughly two months after this rumoured reveal.
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A similar event was held for the Xbox One back in 2013, where Microsoft used a bespoke venue to showcase the hardware and what it’s capable of before shining a light on major games at E3. We wouldn’t be surprised if a similar approach is taken with the next generation, although a few changes might be required given the bumpy ride experienced last time.
The Xbox Series X design and planned release window emerged at The Game Awards back in December 2019, which was a surprise to many. It was unveiled alongside Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga, one of a few planned launch games for Microsoft’s platform. The other is Halo Infinite, a soft reboot of the iconic shooter series developed by 343 Industries. Beyond this and a few confirmed features, we don’t know much about the console itself.
As for the hardware itself, it will be fully backwards compatible with existing games across Xbox One and Xbox 360, and peripherals such as controllers and headsets will also work out of the box with not much trouble at all. This should make the transition to a new generation so much easier, especially with surfaces like Xbox Game Pass doing much of the heavy lifting.