Microsoft has confirmed the event of March 26 which had been the subject of rumors in recent weeks, and it will be a somewhat special event.
As revealed on Xbox Wire , the showcase will focus on ID @ Xbox and will be produced in collaboration with Twitch Gaming.
The first-ever @ID_Xbox Twitch Gaming showcase is airing March 26 at 9 a.m. PST! Details here: https://t.co/q6mIiXj0wk
– Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) March 18, 2021
The showcase will feature over 100 games from the independent scene, with locations around the world.
Among the publishers involved are:
- Curve Digital
- Devolver Digital
- Dear Villagers
New trailers and gameplay will be shown for over 25 games, including Stalker 2, Second Extinction, The Ascent , The Wild at Heart, Voidtrain, Exo One and others.
Stalker 2 in particular was unveiled as a console exclusive at Microsoft’s July 2020 event, and impressed with its visual impact.
The Ascent was originally scheduled for day one of Xbox Series X | S, but has since been postponed to a later date – and will be starting day one on Xbox Game Pass.
“We will announce independent titles coming to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass” , Microsoft’s announcement also reads.
The appointment is set for 5:00 pm next Friday, March 26th, and will be followed in a couple of weeks by another event dedicated to Age of Empires IV and others chapters of the series.
Pending news of the new chapter, the historic Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is currently available at a discounted price.