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Xbox announces surprise Partner Preview event for October 25 — here’s how to watch

Published Oct 23rd, 2023 4:24PM EDT
Xbox Partner Preview event in October 2023
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Well, okay, Xbox! I won’t complain about a surprise gaming event in the middle of October. It’ll be a nice break from Techtober.

Today, the company announced that it will be streaming a surprise gaming event on Wednesday, October 25th. The event, which is being called the “Partner Preview,” will showcase upcoming and newly announced games from third-party studios that will be coming to the Xbox platform. In addition to some bigger titles, the company says that it will also be showcasing games from some indie developers.

Xbox says that the event will run for about 20 minutes and feature game trailers and footage from developers like Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Remedy Entertainment, and Studio Wildcard. The company also says that gamers can expect to get updates on titles like “Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, a launch trailer for Alan Wake 2, the first gameplay for Ark: Survival Ascended, a dive into the social world of Dungeons of Hinterberg, and more!”

If you want to tune in for the event, here’s how to watch it:

How to watch the Xbox Partner Preview event

Xbox says that it will be streaming the event “live.” While it will surely be a prerecorded event, it will be streaming on October 25, 2023, at 10:00 AM PT (1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM BST). The company says that it will be streaming the event on all of its “Xbox-owned channels.” What does that mean?

For most people, that means that the event will be streamed on the two platforms you would expect: YouTube and Twitch. The company also says that it will be streamed on “regional Xbox channels around the world.” For those who care about video quality, it appears that YouTube will be the place to tune in. Xbox says that the live stream on YouTube will come in at “4K at 60fps, while all other channels will be 1080p / 60fps.”

Below are links to the Xbox channel on both YouTube and Twitch, where you’ll be tuning in on Wednesday:

Unfortunately, the company has not uploaded any placeholder videos to YouTube or Twitch just yet. These are really handy as they enable users to subscribe and get a notification when the live stream kicks off. Keep an eye on both platforms, as I would expect those placeholder videos to show up soon enough. Of course, you can also add an event to your calendar to make sure you don’t miss the live stream either.

If you happen to miss the event, the company says that it will make the live stream available as a video on both platforms immediately following the broadcast. So, if you happen to be working at a job that doesn’t enable you to tune in, you’ll be able to watch afterward.

The event will be kicking off about two weeks after Microsoft officially acquired Activision Blizzard. We’ll have to see if we get any more information about the future of Activision, Blizzard, and King when the event kicks off on Wednesday!

Joe Wituschek Tech News Contributor

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