The new year marks a new beginning, and coming off a strong season for Microsoft's gaming efforts, the Xbox brand is in its best state in some time. Between the launch of the Xbox One X console, the debut of some promising services, and a wave of new blockbuster titles, now is a better time than ever to be an Xbox gamer.

Another 12 months of gaming lay ahead, and with that, we have a lot to look forward to. Will this year push the most out of the Xbox One X? Might the Xbox One finally see lingering issues with its games lineup resolved? Could existing Mixed Reality efforts make a debut on Xbox One? This discussion recently surfaced on our forums, via a post from Windows Central's Managing Editor, Al Sacco.

Al Sacco

Happy New Year, Xbox gamers. The holidays have come and gone, and many of us likely got new gear and games and other fun toys. But that's all in the past now, right? I want to know what you're most excited about in the FUTURE, and more specifically, in 2018. Is it the release of Sea of Thieves? (I'm psyched about that one.) More fixes and polish on PUBG for consoles? Some possible...

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But as always, we want to hear what you think. What are you looking forward to from the Xbox brand going forward? Which announcements from Microsoft would make your year as a gamer? Make sure to drop into the forum thread below and share your thoughts on the topic.