Microsoft in recent months has adopted a precise strategy to organize smaller and more frequent events. Last month, for example, the Redmond company held a large showcase with the [email protected] and also announced an event dedicated to Age of Empires.
Connecting to the above, it seems that in the coming months Microsoft could continue on this line by organizing a new virtual event dedicated to Xbox called “What’s Next.”
Given that Build 2021, a conference dedicated to the company’s developers to be held from 25 to 27 May, will soon take place, it seems that Microsoft is willing to create mini-events focused on the upcoming games.
ZDNet reporter Mary Jo Foley, source of the news, says this new virtual event dedicated to Xbox will take place “in the coming weeks.”
In February Jason Ronald, director of program management for Xbox Series X, anticipated “exciting” new features coming to Series X and Xbox Series S this year, stating that what had been unveiled so far for the two next-generation consoles was “just the beginning”:
“As a team, we’re just really excited by this initial response from fans all around the world. At launch, we say it all the time internally, this is really just the beginning. We’ve got a lot of really exciting things that are coming down the pipeline over the coming months and over the coming years. We’re also partnering really closely with key game developers from all across the industry to really take full advantage of all the next-gen capabilities that we put in the Xbox Series S and Series X. We really are excited as we get further into the year and closer to this holiday to start sharing more of the details about what’s in development, and how you can really take advantage of these next-gen platforms.”
In addition, according to other rumors, it seems that Microsoft is in talks to buy the Discord platform for over 10 billion dollars. If this were true, it would be an additional investment after the one made with the acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks.