While Sony remains silent on the PlayStation 5, Microsoft today confirmed the date for a livestream, in which the company will publish new information on the Xbox Series X, the game streaming service Project xCloud and new features in DirectX.
Microsoft would have actually prepared the new information for the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), which had to be canceled or postponed due to the corona virus. To reduce the risk of contracting the virus, the company will now only broadcast its lectures online. The livestream starts next week on March 17, 2020, although the part that is probably more interesting for many consumers will only be broadcast on March .
On the first day, Microsoft takes the time to talk about the Gears 5 development process and explain the accessibility guidelines for the Xbox, while Forza developer Turn 10 gets a chance to talk about running a studio. Rare also wants to be there to discuss the process behind Sea of Thieves.
The second day is even more interesting: At 7:40 p.m. (German time) Microsoft speaks a full hour about how the Xbox Series X in connection with Project xCloud will open a new chapter in the gaming industry. At 9:20 p.m. (CET), the group finally talks about the innovations in DirectX, especially ray tracing and mesh shading. Wasteland developers inXile and Double Fine Productions also get some time in the stream.
The entire program of this game stack live can be looked up directly on the Microsoft website. The event is broadcast via the in-house livestream service mixer.