The E3 event is something most gamers restlessly wait for every year, but more so than ever before, this year. The next-gen consoles from Microsoft and Sony that are about to launch later this year meant that this E3 was going to be something special. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 disrupted all plans and forced organizers to call the event off. However, Microsoft has now announced a new gameplay reveal event on May 7 via a special ‘Inside Xbox’ episode.
The episode will showcase the very first next-gen gameplays on May 7, 8 am PT and 11 am ET.
You want to see games for the Xbox Series X? We want to show you games for the Xbox Series X.
— Xbox (@Xbox) April 30, 2020
Xbox Next-Gen Gameplay Reveal to Feature Multiple Titles
As the global coronavirus situation worsened with each passing week, fans feared a delay in the next-gen consoles was inevitable. However, Microsoft was quick to allay those fears, and now they’ve gone a step further and announced gameplay reveal event in place of E3.
As you may have already heard by now, Ubisoft has announced a new title in the Assassin’s Creed franchise. The gameplay for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla will feature on the Xbox event too.
It will be interesting to see which other developers are planning on revealing new gameplay at the event. The General Manager of Xbox games marketing, Aaron Greenberg, tweeted out an update soon after, mentioning ‘big summer plans’.
So pumped to see our partners showing us a first look at Xbox Series X gameplay next week! Also know the Xbox Game Studios teams are hard at work on some big summer plans. More details soon! #GetHyped 🙌🏻🙅🏼♂️🔥 https://t.co/VXXsZnUYX5
— Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️❎ (@aarongreenberg) April 30, 2020
There is one game that many will hope is part of the reveal event too, and that is, of course, Cyberpunk 2077. CDPR has already confirmed the highly anticipated game will release in September, but we can hardly wait. Even a tiny morsel of the gameplay reveal again in the coming week would satisfy us.
Microsoft has indulged its fans very well this year by delivering news and updates on a regular basis. Amidst the chaos, Microsoft and Xbox have exuded an aura of calm and confidence. That has surely helped many of us keep excited for the times ahead despite the dire health crisis surrounding us.
On the other hand, news from the PlayStation camp has been uncertain. While they too have assured fans that the next-gen console will launch this year, insider reports have suggested they have a fair bit of problems with their launch plans.