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The 'next generation' of Windows will be revealed on June 24

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said last week that the "next generation of Windows" is in the works and would be revealed soon. And he wasn't kidding: Microsoft has now announced that an event showcasing "what's next for Windows" will take place on June 24.

Unsurprisingly, neither the tweet nor the link offers details about what to expect, but Nadella called it "one of the most significant updates to Windows of the past decade" at Microsoft's recent build conference. Expectations are definitely high: In March we said that the upcoming Sun Valley update is "as close as we'll get to Windows 11," and in a job listing posted in May, Microsoft said it's "on a multi-year journey to revolutionize the Windows UX platform."

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That's maybe a little hyperbolic, but Windows 10 is now six years old, which makes it positively elderly in Windows terms. Some kind of major move is definitely due at this point, and even though I really don't like my PC's setup being messed with, I'm actually looking forward to seeing what's next. The "what's next for Windows" livestream will kick off at 8 am PT/11 at ET.

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.