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Microsoft gets set to reveal Xbox’s future plans

The future of Xbox is set to be clarified in a press conference this week, ending speculation over the console’s future.

Over the past month, there have been rampant rumors surrounding the gaming platform, with players wanting some reassurance from parent company Microsoft.

We reported that a press event would be scheduled to break this silence after Head of Xbox Phil Spencer posted to X (formerly Twitter) last week:

When will Xbox announcement take place?

Microsoft has set a date to update gamers at 3pm EST on Wednesday, February 14 via the Xbox official podcast.

The social channel posted that Xbox President Sarah Bond and Matt Booty, Head of Xbox Games Studio will join CEO Spencer on the announcement panel.

The marquee event has been the result of suspicions that console exclusives like Sea of Thieves, Starfield and Hi-fi Rush might be moving to pastures new.

Hi-Fi Rush information leaked at the beginning of this month showing different branding that earmarked a move to the PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Switch, as reported the Verge.

Microsoft has a host of titles tethered through acquisitions like the Activision Blizzard takeover in the latter part of last year, that give the studio the ability to make big decisions without a fear of losing studios no longer wanting to create on Xbox consoles.

If these titles were to jump the digital divide then the allegiances of the player-base may be split, as we said in Starfield’s case may happen due to poor reception of the Bethesda title, but Microsoft could make investments back on a falling star.

We also reported that an Xbox podcast has unearthed details that Microsoft, rather than pulling out of the console market, actually has two new machines in the pipeline for 2026, including a handheld Nintendo Switch (but more likely Steam Deck) competitor, as well as a new ‘traditional’ Xbox console.

So until we see what Phil Spencer and the panel have in store, there isn’t a definitive answer to the smoke and mirrors that have been building up to this Wednesday’s announcement.

We will as always be there to keep gamers posted on all the information across the gaming world and eagerly await the fallout of the podcast.

Image: Xbox on X.

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Brian-Damien Morgan is an award-winning journalist and features writer. He was lucky enough to work in the print sector for many UK newspapers before embarking on a successful career as a digital broadcaster and specialist. His work has spanned the public and private media sectors of the United Kingdom for almost two decades. Since 2007, Brian has continued to add to a long list of publications and institutions, most notably as Editor of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, winning multiple awards for his writing and digital broadcasting efforts. Brian would then go on to be integral to the Legacy 2014,…

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