Update: Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg has taken to Twitter to deny the report.
“We have not pushed anything back, our plan remains to have our next digital show in July and teams are working hard on that,” he wrote.
Beyond Greenberg’s statement, Microsoft declined to provide further comment as to why it would skip June 2020 as part of its monthly Xbox 20/20 program.
The report comes from journalist Jeff Grubb, who tweeted that “Xboxing Day dropped all the way to August,” later adding, “It might do something else in June. It could bring Xboxing Day back into June once Sony goes. But it definitely doesn’t want to go first for this part.”
The report backs rumours that the June 2020 reveal was to focus on the Xbox Series X itself, perhaps even confirming the existence of the Xbox Series S. It forms this month’s entry in Xbox 20/20, a monthly reveal event that will run until the launch of the next-gen console(s?).
A planned first-party game reveal scheduled for July 2020 remains unimpacted.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more; we’ve also reached out to Microsoft for comment.