Xbox will be at E3 2020, Phil Spencer confirms

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Head of Xbox's Phil Spencer has confirmed Xbox will be attending E3 2020. Spencer took to Twitter to confirm the news, saying, "our team is hard at work on E3, and we look forward to sharing with all who love to play what's ahead for us."

The confirmation comes just after Sony announced it would be skipping the event for a second year in a row. After the E3 2019 doxxing scandal that saw thousands of journalists private information leaked online, and Sony's absence from the event, many have been discussing the decline of the big industry trade show. 

2020 is a big year for both Sony and Microsoft with the next-gen consoles on the horizon. Sony will likely hold its own event for the PS5, with rumours already circulating that we may see the PS5 revealed in February

From the sounds of it, though, E3 will set the scene for the Xbox Series X. While we don't know for sure if we'll see more of the next-gen console - which has already been unveiled to the world - Spencer does mention that it's "a milestone year" for Team Xbox, which could hint at us getting more information about the next-gen console.  

Given the next-gen console's current release date window of holiday 2020, it would make sense if we got to see even more of the console ahead of launch in the middle of the year. We could also see more of one of the Xbox's most anticipated games, Halo Infinite. We haven't seen very much of the next entry in the Halo series, but since it's said to be a Series X launch title, we could very get our first proper look. 

We'll be keeping our eye on all of the latest information about E3 2020 as news develops, so be sure to check back for updates. 

Here are all of the upcoming Xbox Series X games we know about so far. You can also check out our latest Dialogue Options that looks at what next-gen will mean for us gamers below: 

Heather Wald
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I started out writing for the games section of a student-run website as an undergrad, and continued to write about games in my free time during retail and temp jobs for a number of years. Eventually, I earned an MA in magazine journalism at Cardiff University, and soon after got my first official role in the industry as a content editor for Stuff magazine. After writing about all things tech and games-related, I then did a brief stint as a freelancer before I landed my role as a staff writer here at GamesRadar+. Now I get to write features, previews, and reviews, and when I'm not doing that, you can usually find me lost in any one of the Dragon Age or Mass Effect games, tucking into another delightful indie, or drinking far too much tea for my own good.