Microsoft Signals Significant Xbox News at The Game Awards in December
- Nov 28, 2023
Microsoft is building anticipation for a series of substantial announcements related to Xbox, slated for reveal at December's iteration of The Game Awards. This week saw the tech giant distribute teasers hinting at "important announcements" to coincide with the celebration of top-tier games and laudations at the much-awaited event.
Microsoft's communiqué beckoned gaming enthusiasts to tune into the live broadcast of The Game Awards on December 7th at various times across time zones, alongside revealing noteworthy Xbox updates that simply should not be overlooked. The company has a history of marking The Game Awards with noteworthy revelations, such as 2019's first glimpse of the Xbox Series X console and the announcement of Ninja Theory’s continuation, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2.
Curious spectators had their interest piqued in September when accidental legal document disclosures seemingly sketched an outline of Microsoft's strategic blueprint for gaming, hinting at a reimagined Xbox Series X console, codenamed 'Brooklin', arriving in 2024.
The 2023 edition of The Game Awards is setting the stage for a live stream directly from the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles. Last year's production was a grand affair, complete with orchestral interludes, a performance by musician Hozier, star-studded appearances, and a plethora of new game announcements.
Among the revelations were crowd-pleasers like Hideo Kojima's sequel to Death Stranding and introductions to Ken Levine’s Judas. The show also served as a launchpad for a range of other game debuts, including Hades 2, a narrative preceding Bayonetta, and Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon.
Titles such as Final Fantasy 16, Diablo 4, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and the high-octane action game Suicide Squad were spotlighted with their respective release dates. Meanwhile, Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarök triumphed at the awards ceremony, hoisting high-profile accolades.
This year, attention turns to Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2, each nominated for eight awards, standing at the forefront alongside Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, which has garnered nominations for seven awards.