X019 Begins Today In London, But Don’t Expect Project Scarlett To Make An Appearance

X019 Begins Today In London, But Don’t Expect Project Scarlett To Make An Appearance
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It’s that time of the year again; Microsoft’s big X019 event is about to kick off in just a couple of hours at the time of this writing. In case you didn’t already know, X019 is Xbox’s biggest gaming event of the year, outside of E3. It is an annual celebration of all-things Xbox, and generally features tons of news related to the gaming giant.

One of the biggest things on everybody’s mind this year is, of course, Project Scarlett, the next-generation console coming from Microsoft. While there has been a lot of speculation as to whether we would get a glimpse of it at this year’s X019, it seems that there definitely won’t be any major next-gen reveals this weekend. It makes sense, considering we are so close to the holiday season, and announcing a bunch of information about a new console that won’t be available until next holiday season would detract from Black Friday sales of the Xbox One. Instead, Microsoft is looking to push the current generation by giving us details about the games coming between now and E3 2020.

Instead, this year’s X019 events is going to be all about the games. Along with some new information about already announced Xbox One titles, we’re sure to see some new game reveals during one of the many livestreams this weekend. In fact, Aaron Greenberg, Xbox’s Chief Marketing Officer, has stated that the company has “some surprises planned.” Many are hoping to see some new footage of the upcoming Halo Infinite, as well as some new information on future Sea of Thieves updates, Wasteland 3, and Xbox Game Pass announcements. It is also rumored that we’ll be finally seeing the elusive Fable 4, though it’s a bit unlikely.

x019 officially kicks off today at 11am PST/2pm EST with the fifth anniversary of Xbox FanFest, which will be available via livestream for viewers around the world. Immediately after the FanFest stream, there will be a special edition of Inside Xbox that will take place at 12pm PST/3pm EST, during which we’ll probably get our first look at a few upcoming games. After that, most of the event will be livestreamed throughout the weekend until the shows conclusion on November 16.

If you are interested in watching the livestreams, you co do so across most of the usual places; the stream will be available on Mixer, Twitch, YouTube, and pretty much any other place you can think of.