Here's Where To Watch Today's Xbox Series X Showcase

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To Infinite, and beyond! Today, Microsoft is hosting an hour-long showcase. According to Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg, the event will laser-focus on upcoming games for Xbox platforms. That means we likely won’t get any hard info about the Xbox Series X price or release date. But hey, at least we get to see what Master Chief’s been up to. Who knows—we might even see his face. (Probably not.)

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The showcase will stream live on YouTube starting at 12:00 ET, preceded by a pre-show starting at 11:00 ET. Plop down and watch the English-language stream below. Or, if you’re looking for streams in other languages, those can be found over at Xbox’s official YouTube channel.

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Who knows—we might even see [Master Chief’s] face. (Probably not.)

Does anybody care about this anymore? They showed part of his face in the Legendary ending of Halo 4 and... he’s just some dude. I feel like this was a big deal in the fandom early on but I haven’t seen a ton of interest in seeing the Chief outside his armor since then (though admittedly I rarely check in on the Halo fandom these days).

ANYWAY: I’m pretty excited for Infinite! It does seem like 343 Industries is once again pivoting quite a bit from the previous game in the series but despite their issues I think both Halo 4 and Halo 5 are pretty good games so I’m expecting this game will be good as well.

Honestly, my biggest problem with 343i’s games is that it just feels like they don’t know what they want to do, so they keep introducing big narrative ideas and then quickly dismissing them (or shunting them off to the comics or whatever) when they become worried that fans aren’t interested in them. I’ll also be a little bummed if they completely move away from Halo 5's gameplay, which I think is one of the best games in the series from a gameplay perspective.

Sorry, don’t know why this is coming off so negative. I am genuinely excited and hopeful that Infinite is gonna look pretty cool. Looking forward to it!