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Microsoft Teases New Game Reveals, "Huge" Game Pass News, and More for X019

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Games discussed: , Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order, Control

Like last year, Microsoft is hosting their annual X0 event for what they call "a global celebration of all things Xbox." While X018 was held in Mexico City, X019 will be streamed live to players from London this Thursday at 8 pm GMT/3 pm ET/12 pm PT. Microsoft used lat year's event to announce two new studio acquisitions, reveal 16 more Game Pass titles, and show off gameplay and content updates for other favorites. This year looks to be another big show for the brand as they end their last calendar year before Project Scarlett is on store shelves. It will include the biggest episode of Inside Xbox ever, says the publisher. After the livestreamed event concludes, more developer-hosted streams, panels, and more will continue through Friday and Saturday

Microsoft has revealed X019 will play host to multiple new game reveals and "huge" Xbox Game Pass news. This certainly includes new titles coming to their now marquee subscription service, but the use of "huge" may imply changes to the service are on the way too, like when they announced in early 2018 that all Xbox Game Studios games would come to the platform day-and-date with their retail launches.

Other big news set to be shared at X019 includes updates from more than 10 Xbox Game Studios, including Rare, Obsidian, Ninja Theory, and more. 24 games will be playable at the event for those attending in London's Copper Box Arena and others will be shown on stage to unveil new gameplay and content, including Sea of Thieves, Minecraft Dungeons, Microsoft Flight Simulator, and Wasteland 3.

Updates on Project xCloud, Microsoft's game streaming system, are promised too, as beta testing continues to roll out for Android users. Third-party games will also get some attention, with Microsoft mentioning Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order and CrossfireX by name. The former launches this Friday amid the three-day X019 event, while the latter, one of Asia's most popular competitive shooters, is expected to arrive sometime next year with brand new story content from Remedy Entertainment, the team behind 2019's critical darling Control.

If you miss the stream, we'll be sure to cover everything Xbox reveals at this Thursday's X019.

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