The countdown to E3 has already begun and last week Microsoft publicly showed off its starting pistol by suggesting that their next Inside Xbox would detail their road to E3. Ahead of today’s show, the Washington-based tech giant has gone ahead and taken the first step on that road by announcing the details of their E3 press conference.
Microsoft will be holding their annual show on Sunday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m. PT.
This is the usual spot for the Xbox showcase, so that’s not terribly surprising. Microsoft moved their E3 conference to Sunday in 2017, as it was burdensome for many to cover the Xbox conference, then basically run a gauntlet of other conferences and appointments until Sony’s later that night. Now with no Sony conference this year and Nintendo to likely retain their Tuesday morning spot for their showcase, Microsoft has plenty of breathing room on Sunday.
Last year, Phil Spencer made the barest of mentions of new consoles and is expected to expound on that idea during E3. Rumors have been flying about a cloud-based system not unlike Google Stadia, but only as an option rather than the only way to play. It is also likely we will get more updates on games like Gears 5 and the tactical Gears of War title announced last year, some mention of Halo Infinite, and maybe find out what Microsoft plans to do with the future of Game Pass.