Today on Inside Xbox, Phil Spencer confirmed that XO is coming back. This year’s event is called XO18 and will air live on November 10th, 2018. Phil Spencer also stated the event would include third-party and first-party announcements. He cited fan feedback as a key reason the event was returning.

XO was a big Xbox fan event in years past however, it’s been several years since it was last held. The Microsoft acquisition of Rare was announced at XO.

Here’s the description on the Xbox website: 

Join us for X018, a global celebration of all things Xbox. X018 is for Xbox fans, where people can watch online for news, first looks, and surprises on the largest live Inside Xbox episode ever. Stay tuned on Mixer throughout the weekend for additional news. Coverage streams on Mixer from November 10-11, 2018; Inside Xbox runs 3:00pm–5:00pm DF/CT on Saturday.

This is very interesting to say the least. We’ll have to wait and see what is announced.