Xbox Partner Preview Dates Announced

Xbox to Get Another Exciting Showcase

Microsoft is gearing up for an exciting gaming showcase with the Xbox Partner Preview event, set to kick off on October 25. This digital showcase promises to be a treat for gamers, featuring an enticing mix of indie games and familiar favorites from third-party developers. Fans can anticipate updates and fresh looks at a variety of titles, but it’s essential to note that the event will not include any news, reveals, or Game Pass announcements related to Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

The roster of participating developers is impressive and diverse, with renowned studios like Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio (known for the Yakuza series), Remedy (the developers of Alan Wake), and Studio Wildcard (creators of Ark: Survival Evolved) taking center stage.


The Xbox Partner Preview is scheduled to commence on October 25 at 10 AM PT, and here are the corresponding start times for different time zones:

  • 1 PM ET
  • 6 PM BST
  • 7 PM SAST
  • 2 AM JST (October 26)
  • 3 AM AEST (October 26)
  • 5 AM NZST (October 26)

Gamers can look forward to exclusive insights into upcoming titles for Xbox and PC, along with exciting updates on Game Pass titles from third-party studios. Microsoft has teased that the event will showcase a range of content, including a closer look at in-game activities for “Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth,” the launch trailer for “Alan Wake 2,” the first gameplay for “Ark: Survival Ascended,” a deeper dive into the social world of “Dungeons of Hinterberg,” and much more. This jam-packed event is expected to run for over 20 minutes.

With “Alan Wake 2” set to launch on October 27, the Xbox Partner Preview offers the perfect platform to unveil the official launch trailer for this highly anticipated game.

However, it’s important to reiterate that Microsoft has clarified there will be no news or announcements related to the acquisition of Activision Blizzard or any Game Pass updates concerning ABK games. Microsoft previously stated that ABK games won’t be available on Game Pass until 2024.

The Xbox Partner Preview will be accessible via YouTube and Twitch, with Microsoft’s official YouTube stream supporting up to 4K/60fps. In addition, the broadcast will be available in more than 30 languages, including American Sign Language, British Sign Language, and English Audio Description. Subtitles will be provided in a multitude of languages, ensuring a global audience can enjoy this exciting event.