Xbox has announced a new show called Inside Xbox, which will premiere on March 10th, 2018. This monthly show will focus on bringing a behind-the-scenes look at games and feature breaking news.
You can watch the announcement trailer for Inside Xbox here:
The show will be hosted by Larry Hryb, Graeme Boyd, Jeff Rubenstein, Alex Hebert, Lydia Ellery, and others.
From Xbox Wire, a rundown of what to expect:
For our inaugural episode, these fine folks will be crewing a ship bursting at the seams with content. We’ll be sitting down with Rare to discuss the incredible energy from fans surrounding Sea of Thieves, including an illuminating conversation on the core design principle that drives the game, how they’ve acted on feedback from the Closed Beta, and what fans can expect from the game at launch (as well as a tantalizing hint of new adventures to come post-launch).
We’ll be breaking Xbox Game Pass news, debuting upcoming new console features, forging gold (true story), and saying hello to two wonderful old friends (one human, one plastic). You’ll also be able to enjoy a sit-down with Microsoft Studios Executive Producer Nico Bihary to discuss Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, explore what it’s like to bring Far Cry 5’s most polarizing character to life, and much more.
We hope Inside Xbox will become a monthly communal event for us and for you. We hope you’ll be energized by what’s coming, better educated about what’s new, and empowered to better enjoy our favorite pastime with great new features and content.
This is a very interesting move to make. I’ve argued for some time (as have many others) that Xbox needs some sort of Nintendo Direct-style show, where announcements on upcoming games and services can help keep players engaged. Inside Xbox has the potential to be that and more, especially in light of the recent Xbox Game Pass changes.
Ultimately though, they’ll still need some game announcements to start becoming a more regular thing for this to truly be a success. We’ll have to wait and see how things go. The first episode of Inside Xbox airs on March 10th, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. PST.