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An Xbox Partner Preview event has been announced with 30 minutes of third-party games coming to Xbox and PC

An Xbox Partner Preview event has been announced with 30 minutes of third-party games coming to Xbox and PC

Microsoft has announced the next Xbox Partner Direct scheduled for Wednesday, March 6, at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.

in New Xbox Wire postMicrosoft revealed that the second Partner Preview event will be approximately 30 minutes long and will focus exclusively on third-party games from publishers, including Capcom, EA, and Nexon. So don't expect any first-party games to appear at this showcase, like Playground Games' upcoming Fable project, Obsidian's The Outer Worlds 2, or Arkane Lyon's Blade game.

Although specific games were not revealed, some of the upcoming games from the publishers mentioned in the Xbox Wire post include Capcom's Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess, which was revealed at the Xbox Games Showcase last summer, and Tales of Kenzera: Zau, Developed by Surgent Studios and published by EA with a release date set for next month.

This is the second digital event hosted by Xbox this year following the Developer_Direct broadcast last January, where we saw our first look at MachineGames' upcoming project Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, as well as deep dives into games, such as Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 and Confess.

What's even more interesting is that this is the first direct developer contract Xbox has held since its big business update last month, with the gaming giant revealing that it was changing its business and allowing some first-party exclusives to be released on other consoles. A few days later, it was revealed that the first four first-party games on Xbox would be cross-platform, including Obsidian's Grounded and Pentiment, Tango Gameworks' Hi-Fi Rush, and Rare's pirate-themed Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčThieves. They will all be released before this summer.

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Taylor is a reporter at IGN. You can follow her on Twitter @Ty Nexter.