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Xbox will be at E3 2020, confirms Phil Spencer

Microsoft is hard at work and preparing for E3 2020, says head of Xbox, Spencer.

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Microsoft is hard at work and preparing for E3 2020, says head of Xbox, Phil Spencer.

Following the news that Sony won’t be attending E3 2020, Phil Spencer has confirmed that Xbox will be at the show to – we assume – reveal a new lineup of games for Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

In a statement to GI.biz, Sony has confirmed that it won’t be participating at E3 for the second year in a row. The company said, “We have great respect for the ESA as an organization, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year.”

Shortly after the news broke, Spencer confirmed the attendance of ‘Team Xbox’ in a tweet.

Spencer’s tweet all but confirms a detailed unveiling of the next-gen Xbox console(s) either before or at E3 2020.

Although it’s good news that Microsoft will be at E3, it’s unknown if the company will return to the show floor at the Los Angeles Convention Center, or will continue to locate its booth at the Microsoft Theater, where it also holds its E3 media briefing. With the main show floor likely to resemble The Crystal Maze, we expect the latter.


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