Xbox announces 'Let's Play' event, debuts new trailer that showcases the best of Xbox

Xbox Series X Reveal
Xbox Series X Reveal (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Xbox is preparing to launch a whole new generation of devices with the Xbox Series X and S on November 10.
  • To celebrate, Xbox will hold a "Let's Play" livestream event on November 10 that anyone can tune into and participate in.
  • There won't be any big announcements, but Xbox will have behind-the-scenes looks at games, creators, will raise money for charity, and more.
  • There's also an awesome new trailer for Xbox that advertises Xbox's focus on the player, and everything that the Xbox platform offers.

This holiday season has already been extremely busy for video games, and it's only going to get more hectic (in a good way) with the launch of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on November 10, followed by the Playstation 5 starting on November 12. To celebrate the launch of their new next-gen consoles, Microsoft wants to host a livestream celebrating video games, players, and more on November 10, that anyone can tune into. There's also a new Xbox-flavored trailer that pretty ably showcases all of Xbox's strengths going into the next-generation of gaming.

Microsoft's Let's Play stream will air on Twitch, Facebook Gaming, and YouTube on November 10, 2020, starting at 11 am PT or 2 pm ET.

There won't be any big Xbox announcements during the Let's Play stream. Instead, Microsoft wants to celebrate a momentous time in gaming by inviting players to play right alongside Team Xbox, as well as various creators and partners. The stream will offer behind-the-scenes look at Xbox and the many video games being made for the platform, feature the stories of the people who make those games, showcase launch highlights from around the globe, and use the power of video games to raise money for different charities.

The new trailer also debuted alongside the announcement is pretty powerful in its own right, showcasing all the strengths of the steadily growing Xbox platform with its multi-pronged strategy. While competitors still focus on just their respective hardware, Xbox has expanded to two powerful new consoles, PC, and mobile devices, all connected by the power of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, which combines the benefits of Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass for console and PC, and Xbox Cloud Gaming (Project xCloud).

On November 10, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is getting even better with the addition of EA Play at no additional cost.

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Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.