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Phil Spencer Confirms That Xbox Will Attend E3 2020

"We look forward to sharing with all who love to play what's ahead for us."


Update 2: E3 2020 has been canceled due concerns about the coronavirus. Various companies, including Xbox, are exploring digital events to hold in its absence.

Update: The first press conference time for E3 2020 was just locked in. We'll be tracking the E3 2020 press conference schedule as more companies lock in dates and times.

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Now Playing: PlayStation Skipping E3 Again, But Xbox Will Be There - GS News Update

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Sony announced that for a second year in a row, PlayStation will not be attending E3. Last year, Sony's no-show meant that a lot of focus was on Xbox and Microsoft, and it seems like that will remain the case in 2020, with Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirming that the company will once again attend.

In a brief tweet on the matter, Spencer promised that the team at Xbox is working on their E3 showing for the year, and that they "look forward to sharing with all who love to play what's ahead for us."

This likely means that Microsoft will show games coming to the Xbox Series X at E3 this year, as it's due to release before 2020 is over. However, all games coming to the Series X at launch will also be coming to other consoles, as it will have no next-gen exclusives. The console was unveiled during the 2019 Game Awards; as of yet, Sony has not revealed the PlayStation 5, and many of its features remain secrets.

Whether or not Microsoft will have a good showing remains to be seen--here's an argument for why Sony skipping E3 is a good idea.

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