Microsoft has announced an Xbox Anniversary Celebration to mark 20 years of Xbox. It has also made it clear that no new games will be announced during the show.
Announced on the Xbox Wire blog, the Xbox Anniversary Celebration will take place on November 15, starting at 10am PT / 1am ET / 5pm GMT. “While we won’t announce any new games, this anniversary broadcast will be a special look back at 20 years of Xbox,” said Head of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty.
The announcement came alongside a roadmap for the next three months of Xbox Game Pass. On October 28, Age of Empires 4 will be released on Game Pass for PC, and it will be followed by Minecraft, which finally lands on Xbox Game Pass for PC on November 2. Forza Horizon 5 drops on November 9, and the GOTY edition of Flight Simulator lands on November 18. Finally, Xbox rounds out the year with Halo Infinite on December 8.
The promise of no announcements means we’ll likely not see anything from Fable, which Xbox confusingly seemed to suggest was coming recently. Booty did specify no new game announcements, though, so there may be footage from previously announced games if we’re lucky. Just don’t get your hopes up too far…
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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.