Xbox Announces Runtime For This Week's Xbox Series X Briefing

This week's Xbox Series X showcase will run for about the length of a long TV show.


The first of Microsoft's new Xbox 20/20 events, the Inside Xbox briefing on May 7, will run for under one hour. Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg confirmed the runtime on Twitter, though he did not get any more precise than stating the sub-hour time.

During the show, Microsoft will showcase Xbox Series X gameplay for a series of third-party games, including Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Valhalla. That's the only confirmed title for the show as of yet.

The Inside Xbox briefing on May 7 begins at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET on May 7, and you'll be able to watch it live on a variety of places, including here at GameSpot. Keep checking back for the latest.

After the May event, Microsoft will release more Xbox Series X details in June as part of its Xbox 20/20 series that will bring more news every month through the end of 2020. Greenberg said June's event will be "done differently" than the May Inside Xbox event. Importantly, not every one of the Xbox 20/20 events will take the form of an Inside Xbox briefing, Microsoft has said.

In July, Microsoft will hold another Xbox 20/20 event that will focus on titles from Xbox Game Studios, including Halo Infinite (we hope!). This July event will provide an update on what Microsoft's global studios are working on, and it will include new game announcements. Microsoft also recently confirmed that all 15 of its internal studios are working on Xbox Series X games.

This is all happening to hype up the release of the Xbox Series X this holiday. Microsoft moved to this new Nintendo Direct-style approach after the cancellation of E3 2020.

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