Fans have been waiting for more news on Xbox next-generation gaming and with their monthly showcases, Xbox is offering a consistent information release schedule. On July 23rd, Xbox released their Xbox Games Showcase showing off first-party games from nine of their fifteen studios.
The following games were shown at this month’s Xbox Showcase:
Xbox has made it clear that Halo Infinite is a flagship game set to release with the Xbox Series X. Before this showcase, not much was known but Xbox showed the first demo of the game. Halo Infinite has a traditional Halo aesthetic but with its UI extremely polished. One particularly exciting edition was the apparent semi open world level design and map. Additionally, Master Chief has a grappling hook. However, the game lacked the polish expected from next-generation games. Developers have since clarified that this was based on an early build of the game for PC.
Although a cinematic trailer, The Medium was the first game to really show next-generation features. It appears that the game simultaneously renders two worlds at the same time. It may be that players can switch between the two.
Unfortunately, what hampered down the Xbox Games Showcase was that most of the other games didn’t show off next-generation features or were only cinematic trailers. Here’s everything else the showcase showed:
- State of Decay 3
- Forza Motorsport
- Tell Me Why
- Ori and The Will of the Wisps (updated for Xbox Series X)
- The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon
- As Dusk Falls
- Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
- PsychoNauts 2
- Stalker 2
- Warhammer Dark Tide
- Tetris Effect Connected
- The Gunk
- Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis
- Crossfire X
To note, Xbox Games Pass subscribers will get access to most these games on release.
Xbox will certainly have more to show, and hopefully as the Xbox Series X gets closer to launch, we’ll see more gameplay trailers!