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Microsoft's March 26 Xbox event revealed: ID@Xbox showcase with over 100 games

Id Xbox March 2021 Event
Id Xbox March 2021 Event (Image credit: Microsoft)

Recently we broke the news of a "smaller" March 26 platform event from Microsoft, and now it has been officially announced.

Revealed on Xbox Wire (opens in new tab), the March 26 event revolves around independent developers on ID@Xbox, who will showcase over 100 games on Twitch's official TwitchGaming channel. Microsoft will reveal new gameplay trailers for previously-announced inpendent titles, including highly-anticipated games like S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 and The Ascent. Microsoft says it will also showcase some developer interviews, alongside some announcements for ID@Xbox titles slated for Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass.

We're featuring tons of independent titles, including brand new game announcements from developers and publishers such as DrinkBox, Curve Digital, Devolver Digital, Dear Villagers, and others. During the showcase, we'll debut new trailers and gameplay for more than 25 games, including S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Second Extinction, The Ascent, The Wild at Heart, Voidtrain, Exo One and many more. We'll also be making announcements about independent titles coming to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass. Community-favorite Twitch Streamers will host the showcase and conduct interviews with developers, take fan questions and maybe even drop some game codes.

The event will stream from Twitch on TwitchGaming and the Xbox Twitch channel at 9 AM PDT (4PM UK time) on Friday, March 26, 2021. While this event won't feature some of Microsoft's big-budget heavy hitters as some may have hoped, some of the games we've seen in development for this showcase are truly stunning. You won't want to miss this one if you're in the Xbox ecosystem.

Jez Corden is a Senior Editor for Windows Central, focusing primarily on all things Xbox and gaming. Jez is known for breaking exclusive news and analysis as relates to the Microsoft ecosystem while being powered by caffeine. Follow on Twitter @JezCorden and listen to his Xbox Two podcast, all about, you guessed it, Xbox!

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  • So no first-party stuff? It seems like this is another showing of Microsoft's that serves primarily as a reminder that the platform is developing really slowly after their dev studios were initially gutted under the new regime. I hope something beyond "the work of others" gets shown as a way to sell the Xbox platform. It would be nice if the content drought would have some signs of an end.