Look out for new Xbox Series X details next week

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In lieu of a showing at this year's Game Developers Conference, Microsoft is hosting two days of livestreams to discuss current happenings, and a timeslot scheduled for the Xbox Series X could very well reveal new details about the next-gen console.

"Join us on Mixer March 17-18 where we'll be live-streaming content that we planned to share at this year's Game Developers Conference. Starting at 10:00 am PT on the 17th, come learn about the latest cloud and game development technologies from Microsoft," reads the event description.

On the schedule for the second day of livestreams, there's an hour-long block from 11:40-12:40am PT titled 'Xbox Series X + Project xCloud = New Chapter in Gaming.' Then there's a panel just before that will explore "How online services are defining the next generation of game development," which could also shed some new light on the Xbox Series X and next-gen more broadly.

The whole schedule of events is worth checking out, as Microsoft plans to cover a variety of diverse topics, from accessibility in Gears 5 and developer interviews to ray-tracing and other developer tools.

Unlike the suspiciously quiet PS5, we're seeing small details drip out of the Xbox Series X on a semi-regular basis. Xbox boss Phil Spencer recently teases Gears 5 "enhancements" (likely for the next-gen platform), and just before that he revealed that the Xbox Series X boasts "more than eight times" the graphics power as the Xbox One.

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.