Could be, didn't they use to do information releases on Monday? I believe the console spec release on Xbox Wire was also on a Monday, and there are probably some other examples too.Hoping they pull off an amazing show this month, hyped to see what their studios have in store. I'm especially interested in seeing what Obsidian, Playground Games and The Initiative have been working on, does anyone know if there will be third-party games present at this event or is it just solely dedicated to first-party?
Also that tweet by Daniel Ahmad, I'm like 99.9% sure Microsoft's gonna announce the date for this month's event (Thursday, July 23rd) in a few hours.
Yup, full specs were released on Monday, they confirmed Series X was RDNA 2 on a Monday (Feb 24th) as well. As for this announcement, I'm expecting it to drop at 5am PST or 6am PST.Could be, didn't they use to do information releases on Monday? I believe the console spec release on Xbox Wire was also on a Monday, and there are probably some other examples too.
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I really hope the BC team goes back to making more XB/XB360 games backwards compatible once the Series X has been released.Hope we also get to see the Series X BC Benefits in the presentation, I went back to Ninja Gaiden 2 and forgot it was BC, was blown away how good it looks on the One X
I'm hoping for a new Fable, Perfect Dark, Conker, and an announcement saying they bought out exclusivity for Goodbye Volcano High.
What games is everyone expecting/hoping to see at the July event and which of those do think will be available at launch?
I'm expecting to see:
Halo - of course
Flight Sim 2020
One of the Forzas
More Hellblade - PLEASE
DLC for Outer Worlds
Something from The Initiative
Anyone think the Mass Effect remaster could be shown here? It was originally an Xbox exclusive, after all. And I found its absence at the EA show very odd.
I’d ask about Elden Ring too but god knows what’s going on with that game.