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New Xbox Event Slated To Reveal 'What's Next For Gaming' This Month - Report

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Microsoft will hold a new event later in April, according to a new report from ZDnet's Mary Jo Foley.

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Foley reports that the event, called 'What's New For Gaming', will happen "in the coming weeks", and will be followed in May by the recently confirmed Build conference.

While Microsoft is already holding its developer and tech-focused Game Stack event this month, the event is expected to focus on the platform as opposed to any big new game announcements.

New Xbox Event Slated To Reveal 'What's Next For Gaming' This Month - Report

So far this year, Microsoft has already held a lengthy roundtable discussion with its newly acquired Bethesda Game Studios personnel, while also holding a Twitch-partnered showcase for Indie titles.

Microsoft's platforms have been similarly prominent in recent weeks. Following FPS boost on console and Auto HDR on PC, Microsoft announced that original Xbox and Xbox 360 backward compatible titles would be coming to the cloud.

Back in February, Jason Ronald, Microsoft's Director of Program Management, confirmed exciting new features would be arriving – could this next event be even more platform-level additions?

"We’ve got a lot of really exciting things that are coming down the pipeline over the coming months and over the coming years,” Ronald previously explained.

There's also the possibility that Microsoft will discuss the rumours of its acquisition of Discord.

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