Xbox Games Showcase Highlights Over 20 Next-Gen Games

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In a livestream on Thursday morning, Xbox showed off over 20 new games and console launch exclusives coming to their upcoming console, the Xbox Series X. Every game from the stream this morning will be available for Game Pass at launch and most will have Smart Delivery options as well, letting you upgrade your Xbox One version to a Series X version for free, including already-released games like Forza Horizon 4Gears 5, and Sea of Thieves.

Overall, Xbox says there will be over 100 games available for the Series X this Holiday season. Today’s showcase included games from nine of their 15 studios and five new first-party games. The company will have more to share later this year.

The full list of announcements is listed below.

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite – Gameplay Demo | Xbox Showcase 2020

Master Chief is back in this first look at a campaign mission for Halo Infinite on the Xbox Series X. Chief faces off against familiar Covenant foes armed wi…

The stream began with 10 minutes dedicated solely to Halo Infinite, the next highly anticipated entry in the Halo series. Viewers got their first glimpse at real gameplay, including some beautiful cutscenes and shots of the world. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Halo demo without a significant amount of time showing off the first-person gunplay, as well as vehicles and new features.

The new features include a grappling hook, which is briefly demonstrated during the demo, and an open world map. According to the video, Halo Infinite is the most ambitious Halo game yet, giving players the freedom to explore a mysterious new Halo ring that is several times larger than the last few Halo games combined.

The game has more complex visual effects than ever before, 10 times the processing power per pixel than Halo 5, and will run at 60 FPS.

The first look at multiplayer will come later this year. Halo Infinite is slated to arrive Holiday 2020.


Fable – Official Reveal Trailer | Xbox Showcase 2020

It’s a brand new beginning for the Fable series. Developed by Playground Games, and coming to Xbox Series X and Games Pass.#ign #gaming #xbox

The rumors were true and Fable‘s back. The trailer is incredibly short but does feature that beloved Fable humor. According to IGN’s post-show, the game is a reboot of the series and not technically Fable IV.

State of Decay 3

State of Decay 3 – Official Cinematic Announcement Trailer

Watch the official announce trailer for State of Decay 3 and see what’s in store for the next chapter in State of Decay.

The third entry in the State of Decay series has been announced with a new trailer.

Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport – Official Announcement Trailer | Xbox Showcase 2020

The Forza Motorsport series speeds onto the Xbox Series X, developed by Turn 10 Studios and running at 4k 60.#ign

The next Forza game is currently in development from the team at Turn 10 Studios. It will have ray tracing and a native 4K resolution at 60 FPS. Everything from the trailer was captured in the game engine.


Everwild – Eternals Trailer – Xbox Games Showcase July

Everwild is a brand new IP from Rare. A Unique and unforgettable experience await in a natural and magical world.Learn more:…

Everwild is a new game from Rare and focuses on the magical connection between life and nature.

Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why – Official Trailer | Xbox Showcase 2020

The latest game from DontNod, Tell Me Why tells the story of twinsTyler and Alyson Ronan, exploring the memories of their joyful but troubled childhood in be…

Tell Me Why is an upcoming game from Dontnod Entertainment, the creators of Life is Strange and Life is Strange 2. The game focuses on the relationship between a brother and sister as they attempt to uncover the truth about their mother.

Chapter One of Tell Me Why will be available on August 27.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Optimized for Xbox Series X Announce

Critically acclaimed Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be optimized for Xbox Series X / 4k / 120fps.Learn more:…

You might be asking yourself, “Wait, didn’t Ori and the Will of the Wisps already come out?” The answer is yes, but it’s getting a brand new special version specifically made for the Xbox Series X. It will have better frame rates and fidelity and upgraded audio technology to make the game look even better and feel more immersive than ever before.

This special version will be available later this year and will include Smart Delivery upgrades.

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon – Official Announcement Trailer | Xbox Showcase 2020

The Outer Worlds gets new DLC with Peril on Gorgon. Play a brand-new noir-tinged adventure that takes players to the Gorgon Asteroid to investigate the myste…

Peril on Gorgon is a planned story expansion for The Outer Worlds, which was originally released in October 2019. The expansion will release on September 9.


Grounded – Xbox Showcase Trailer

We are proud to reveal an all-new trailer for Grounded, our upcoming survival adventure game! On July 28th, go big or never go home.Coming to Xbox Game Previ…

Grounded is an upcoming game from Obsidian Entertainment in which you play as tiny, shrunken human beings just trying to survive in the dangerous world of a front yard. Grounded was by far the funniest trailer of the showcase and anyone interested in the game can try it out on July 28 on Xbox Game Preview or Steam Early Access.


Avowed – Official 4K World Premiere Trailer

Obsidian Entertainment is proud to present our next epic, first-person RPG set in the fantasy world of Eora.

Avowed, also from Obsidian Entertainment, is the studio’s upcoming RPG based in a medieval fantasy world. It’s being built from the ground up for the Xbox Series X.

As Dusk Falls

As Dusk Falls – FULL REVEAL Xbox trailer

Watch a first look at As Dusk Falls, a new game coming out for Xbox and the PC.

As Dusk Falls is an original interactive drama from Interior/Night, a brand new studio. The game takes place over 30 years in the American southwest and focuses on how your actions impact relationships and the fate of others around you.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II

The Ninja Diaries Episode 2 | Iceland (Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II)

English audio description also available: to the second episode in our series of ‘Dreadnought Development …

The sequel to the critically acclaimed 2017 game, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, is being built in Unreal Engine 5 for the Xbox Series X. It’s set in Iceland and new details about development can be found in a brand new entry into Ninja Theory’s Dreadnought Developer Diaries.

Psychonauts 2

Psychonauts 2 // Brain in a Jar Trailer

Psychonauts 2 releases in 2021 on Xbox Game Pass, Windows PC, Mac, Linux, and PS4. Best of all, it’ll be Optimized for Xbox Series X!Psychonauts 2 is a mind-…

Psychonauts 2 got a new trailer featuring an original song written by composed Peter McConnell and sung by actor and streamer Jack Black.

Destiny 2

Full Destiny 2 Beyond Light reveal (Xbox gameplay trailer)

Bungie shows off a first look at Destiny 2: Beyond Light, a new game comig out for the Xbox Series X, November 10.

Destiny 2 is coming to both Xbox Series X and Game Pass later this year and all current expansions will be available in September. Plus, if you have Game Pass Ultimate, the game will be playable on mobile via xCloud.

Destiny 2: Beyond Light, the enormous addition coming later this year, is being built from the ground up for Xbox Series X. It launches on November 10, 2020.

 Stalker 2

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 – Official Trailer #1

The award-winning PC franchise loved by millions of players is making a true next-gen console debut with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.Learn more:…

There’s not much to say here but Stalker 2 exists and has a trailer.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – Official Teaser Trailer

Wishlist Now: the developers of the best-selling and award-winning franchise Vermint…

This is about the same. Not much to say but there is a video.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Tetris Effect: Connected – Announce Trailer

Tetris® Effect: Connected will be available on the Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows 10 (PC, Windows Store), as well as the Xbox Game Pass and Smart Deliv…

Decades later, the Tetris franchise is still going strong. Tetris Effect: Connected is a console launch exclusive and adds a more optimized single-player experience, as well as a new multiplayer mode, to the PlayStation 4 exclusive game from 2018.

The Gunk

The Gunk – Official Announcement Trailer | Xbox Showcase 2020

Explore an alien planet to uncover the mystery of the titular creepy gunk in this new game from Imange & Form Games.#ign #gaming #xbox

It’s pretty self-explanatory. Clean up gunk in this console launch exclusive!

The Medium

The Medium – Dual Reality Trailer

The Medium is a next-gen psychological horror game, featuring never-seen-before and officially patented Dual-Reality Gameplay that plays out across two world…

Fans already saw The Medium in Xbox’s last event, but more details were given in today’s showcase.

The Medium revolves around the idea that there are two sides to every story. And two worlds. And these two worlds are rendered simultaneously to provide dual reality gameplay, fully demonstrating the power of the Series X.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis – Xbox Games Showcase Trailer

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis will be coming in 2021! PSO2: NGS will surpass Phantasy Star Online 2 in every way, offering players limitless adventure …

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is an upgraded version of the recently released Phantasy Star Online 2. It’s also a console launch exclusive coming in 2021.

CrossFire X

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Audiences got their first look at the campaign for CrossFire X. Unlike other games shown today, there was a disclaimer that the single-player campaign will not be available on Game Pass and will require a separate purchase. The multiplayer, however, does seem like it will still launch on Game Pass or at least be free-to-play.