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Microsoft just announced that they will reveal some hot new Xbox Series X information every single month up through the release of the console. Well, I'm assuming it's leading up right through to the release of the console since the last we knew, the next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles are supposed to be out by the end of the year.

This monthly news push begins on May 7 with the upcoming Inside Xbox gameplay special. This push to have new reveals every month is being called "Xbox 20/20" from Microsoft themselves. I guess that's a play on 20/20 vision and the year 2020. I can't imagine it means there are 20 reveals. That would be silly because there aren't 20 months remaining in the year, though it'll probably feel like there are.

Inside Xbox for May 7 will be viewable on Mixer, Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube for a 4K stream.

For the Xbox 20/20 May update, we will focus on giving you a first look at next-gen gameplay, trailers and sneak peeks from a wide variety of publishing partners and independent developers across the globe and industry, including Ubisoft’s recently announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and hear from game creators about what they’re doing with their games on Xbox Series X.

We’ll be confirming games that utilize our new Smart Delivery feature, which ensures that you always play the best version of the games you own for your console, across generations. And all the games you’ll see will be Xbox Series X Optimized, meaning they are built to take advantage of the powerful Xbox Series X features that make games look and feel incredible, including 4K resolution at up to 120 frames per second, DirectStorage, hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing, super-fast load times and much more.
In July, Microsoft will have a dedicated look at the games coming direct from the Xbox Game Studios. Microsoft also provided a more general look at what is coming in the months ahead, including some good news for Game Pass owners and PC gamers.

So, what is in store for 2020?

This is a momentous year for Xbox, with our next-gen console paving the way for all our games and services to come together in even better ways. Here’s what 2020 looks like, just to start:
  • Our goal remains to launch Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite this Holiday
  • All 15 Xbox Game Studios teams are hard at work on next-generation games for Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass
  • The best development teams around the world are working hard to have their games ready to play on Xbox Series X this holiday
  • For PC players, we plan to support the community by making all our major releases at launch available with Xbox Game Pass for PC, including Halo Infinite, Wasteland 3, Minecraft Dungeons and of course, Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • We have new updates and titles lined up for Xbox Game Pass for console and PC
  • We’re expanding Project xCloud into new countries and on new devices—and later this year Project xCloud and Xbox Game Pass will come together, enabling you and your friends to play together in more ways.
It’s a lot – and that’s saying something in 2020, a year which could be summed up as “a lot.” With all this in mind, we set out to create new touchpoints to celebrate gaming and share what’s next with our global community.
Until then, Microsoft offered up one more teaser in today's hype train. They revealed the first ever look at the boot sequence for the Xbox Series X. You can go "ooooh" and "ahhhh" as many times as you want. It's a very short bootup, which is about what I would expect from a console as powerful as the Series X.