XBOX SERIES X fans have today seen the highly anticipated Xbox Games Showcase event take place. Here’s what you need to know about what Microsoft and the Xbox team announced.
The Xbox Series X event has just drawn to a close, with Microsoft revealing some of the next-gen titles coming to their console.
The biggest announcements were the reveal of the first ever Halo Infinite campaign footage, while a brand new Fable game was also unveiled.
The Xbox event also showcased a teaser trailer for the next Forza Motorsport game, as well as revealing more on Psychonauts 2.
We also got a glimpse of Obsidian’s next major RPG – which is called Avowed – and got an update on the Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 development.
Not all of the devs under the Xbox Game Studios banner featured during today’s Xbox Series X event, with Microsoft promising more upcoming streams.
The Xbox festivities have kicked off with an Xbox Games Showcase pre-show that features around half a dozen world premieres.
The Geoff Keighley-presented stream kicked off with the reveal that Dragon Quest XI S is heading to the Xbox Game Pass this December.
While this announcement was followed by the reveal of Exomecha, a gorgeous looking free-to-play shooter heading to the Xbox One and Xbox Series X in late 2021.
This was followed by a new look at Watch Dogs Legion, which Ubisoft is set to release later this year on current and next-gen formats on October 29.
Next up was another world premiere, with Echo Generation – a Stranger Things-esque adventure with a cute art style – getting unveiled. It will be out in 2021.
After this another world premiere dropped, with a sequel to Hello Neighbour unveiled that will be launching in 2021.
The closing reveal for the pre-show was Balan Wonderworld, the first title from Square Enix’s Balan Company team which looks like a charming 3D action platformer.
This will launch spring 2021 on the Xbox Series X and Xbox One.
The Xbox Series X event is almost here, with the start time for the highly anticipated Xbox Games Showcase stream drawing near.
At 4pm UK time the pre-show for the Xbox Series X event begins, with the Xbox Games Showcase following afterwards at 5pm BST and lasting for around an hour.
There are a number of different ways you can tune into the Xbox Series X event, with relevant links below.
But if you tune into the action on Twitch you will get a Halo themed free reward.
The news was revealed by the official Halo Twitter account who posted: “It’s happening! Catch the #HaloInfinite campaign premiere during #XboxGamesShowcase to earn the exclusive “ItsHappening” @Twitch emote. The show starts at 9am PT on http://twitch.tv/Xbox!
“Unlock Chief and share your excitement with the world!”
The big day is finally here, with the start time for Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox Games Showcase fast approaching.
The hotly anticipated event will see the Xbox team lift the lid on what titles fans can expect to see from the upcoming Series X console.
The action kicks off with a pre-show at 4pm BST, with the stream hosted by Geoff Keighley, before the main event at 5pm UK time.
The headline act for the Xbox Games Showcase will last for around an hour long, and will be focused solely on Xbox Series X games.
So don’t expect an announcement about the Xbox Series X price, release date or when pre-orders will be going live.
We know for certain that the Xbox Series X event today will debut the first ever gameplay footage from the campaign of Halo Infinite.
But plenty of other announcements are expected from Microsoft’s beefed up first-party studios as well as third-party devs.
Rumour has it we could see a Fable 4 announcement today, while it is also rumoured Ninja Gaiden could be coming to the Xbox Series X as an exclusive title.
Xbox Series X event start time is fast approaching, with Microsoft set to unveil plenty of big news during the Xbox Games Showcase.
On Thursday July 23 the Xbox team will hold their big Series X event, which is expected to announce plenty of first-party titles as well as some third-party games.
We know for certain that the first ever campaign gameplay from Halo Infinite will debut during the event, but other Series X announcements remain a mystery.
The action all kicks off at 4pm UK time when a pre-show will be held by TGA and Summer Game Fest mastermind Geoff Keighley.
But the main event begins at 5pm BST, and all eyes will be on what Microsoft has to showcase.
In recent years the Xbox team have been buying up plenty of studios such as Obsidian and Double Fine.
So fans will be hoping to see some of the fruits of this labour during the Xbox Games Showcase.
You will be able to tune into the Xbox Series X event via a number of different channels. Here’s where you’ll be able to watch all the action…
Xbox marketing lead Aaron Greenberg has said the upcoming Games Showcase stream will be around an hour long and will solely be focused on games.
Last week Greenberg tweeted: “I know everyone is excited for Xbox Games Showcase next Thursday.
“Seen some wild expectations so if helpful this show has one focus, games. No business, devices or similar news, just games.
“A whole show about hour long focused on games. Hope you enjoy it!”
In terms of what could be announced there are plenty of unannounced games that Microsoft could confirm during the Xbox Series X event.
It’s rumoured that Fable 4, which reportedly is in development at Forza makers Playground Games, could be one of the big reveals.
And that’s not the only Xbox 360 series that is expected to make a return next-gen, with a Perfect Dark reboot also rumoured to be in the works.
It’s believed Microsoft’s ‘AAAA’ studio The Initiative are working on a reboot of the series that first started life out on the N64.
However, according to in-the-know journalist Jeff Grubb, The Initiative aren’t likely to showcase their first game during the Xbox Series X event.
Elsewhere, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has teased that the Xbox Games Showcase could have news which will get gamers in Japan excited.
In a recent interview Spencer said he was “proud” of what the Xbox team are set to show during the upcoming Series X event.
The eye-catching comment was made in relation to how the Xbox team are looking to “rebuild trust with Japanese creators”.
Speaking to JeuxVideo.com, Spencer said: “We know we will have to work to rebuild trust with Japanese creators.
“I’m proud of what we’re going to show on the 23rd, I like our roadmap of working directly with Japanese creators to build great Xbox games, you’ll hear more about that in the future.
“We know that it’s a critically important thing to our strategy to make sure that the amazing creators in Japan feel that Xbox is a platform where they can have success.”
One Japanese game that could feature during the Xbox Games Showcase is Elden Ring, with Microsoft and From Software previously partnering to unveil Sekiro.
It wouldn’t be a surprise to see them join forces again to give fans an update on the George RR Martin and From Software project.
While another game that could feature in Ninja Gaiden, with rumours claiming Ryo Hayabusa’s next blood-soaked adventure will be an Xbox Series X exclusive.