Today, Xbox announced via a Youtube video on their official channel what is to come at the September 2019 Inside Xbox press conference. The 20 second teaser was jam packed with teasers for new games and hints about what is to come from the future of Xbox.
The video today set the date of the next Inside Xbox live stream as September 24 at 3PM PST. On that stream, it is promised that Xbox will show off the latest xCloud developments, share more details about the XO19 fan event in London, and premiere new games and additions to Xbox Game Pass.
The biggest of the game announcements was that the stream would preview a new look at The Outer Worlds. The Obsidian developed RPG in the vein of Fallout is releasing on Game Pass later this year. Presumably also coming to Game Pass are a list of heavy hitting titles including Hitman 2 and DayZ.
The list also included some upcoming indie and third party games including Afterparty, Felix The Reaper, and souls-like Code Vein. Presumably, all of these games will launch on Game Pass either on the 24th during the livestream or sometime in late September or early October. Code Vein is scheduled for a September 27 release date, and Afterparty and Children of Morta were just slated for October. However, Felix The Reaper, a gorgeous and bizarre puzzle rhythm comedy starring Death, did not yet have a date.
The latest word on xCloud was that it is launching in October, so seeing Microsoft devote a lengthy portion of the presentation to demoing this tech would not be a surprise. The developments at Xbox are exciting to see as we move into the next generation of consoles, still unsure of where streaming with xCloud and Stadia are going to fit.
Another forthcoming event is the confirmed XO19 event, which was recently revealed in August by Aaron Greenberg, the general manager of Xbox Games Marketing. The three day event is set for November 14-16 this winter in London. Greenberg called it the "biggest Inside Xbox event of the year." XO19 could be where Microsoft shows off Project Scarlett and what the next Xbox may be. This means we certainly are not getting an announcement that big next week, but hopefully Phil Spencer drops a few hints at what is to come in November.