Today was the day all Xbox fans have been waiting for: the Xbox Games Showcase, where the company has, uh, showcased a slew of upcoming games.
There’s a lot to look forward to as the next generation of Xbox begins. Here’s everything that was announced in the stream, and the pre-show.
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age is coming to Xbox One, and Xbox Game Pass on 4th December.
Exomecha is coming to Xbox One in 2021.
We got a brand new trailer for Watch Dogs Legion, which looks as delightfully mental as ever.
Cococucumber, the studio behind Riverbond, revealed Echo Generation, another delightful-looking pixelated game with a serious Stranger Things vibe. It’s coming in 2021.
Hello Neighbor 2 is coming in 2021.
We got an [email protected] showreel, showing off some upcoming indie games.
Square Enix presented its new studio, Balan Company, with a glimpse at upcoming game, Balan Wonderworld. It’s a delightfully colourful action-platformed coming in spring 2021.
And here’s where the real show starts…
It opened with our first look of Halo Infinite. A short video cutscene opens into a gameplay demo, and… it looks fantastic. It looks to be open world to some degree, allowing players to choose their own waypoints and what missions to tackle. But most importantly, it looks like old Halo. Just way prettier than ever.
It’s coming holiday 2020 – so presumably, it’ll be an Xbox Series X launch title.
We got a glimpse of State of Decay 3, complete with zombified animals and all. It was a short teaser, and there’s no release date as of yet.
Turn 10 Studios revealed the first look at the next Forza game, seemingly called Forza Motorsport. It’s not much to go on, but it looks fine.
Rare’s next game, Everwild, got a new trailer. It’s a beautiful looking adventure, set in a world filled with magic.
Tell Me Why, Dontnod’s next game, got a new trailer. And we don’t have to wait too long for more: the first chapter is releasing on Xbox One and PC on 27th August.
Moon Studios, the team behind the Ori games, announced it is working on an Xbox Series X-enhanced version of Ori and the Will of the Wisps. So expect crisper visuals, better frame rates, and a better, shinier Ori experience than ever. It’ll be available via Smart Delivery.
The Outer Worlds is getting new DLC, called Peril on Gorgon. It’s coming on 9th September.
Obsidian showed off a new trailer for its upcoming Grounded, with a humorous message to remind us it’s the ‘smallest game’ to come to Xbox; if you’re waiting for the biggest, that’ll be Cyberpunk 2077, don’t you know! It’ll be available in the preview program on 28th July.
But that’s not all Obsidian has been working on. We got a trailer for its next big RPG. Called Avowed, it’s a medieval-style sword-wielding, magic-infused first person fantasy.
New studio Int./Night showed off As Dusk Falls, an interactive drama filled with crime, secrets and emotion. It looks different, and super interesting.
We got new information about Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga, which has been confirmed to be set in Iceland.
Double Fine showed off new footage from Psychonauts 2 with some special guests: Tenacious D. Yep, it seems the comedy rock duo have a hand in the game’s soundtrack.
Destiny 2 is coming to Xbox Series X and Game Pass. It’ll also be playable via xCloud if you’re a Game Pass Ultimate subscriber. We also got a look at the next expansion, Beyond Light, coming November 10th.
Stalker 2 has been announced, taking us back to Chernobyl. No release date yet, though.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is coming in 2021, which looks like Vermintide – but with zombies instead of rats. Cool.
Tetris Effect Connected is coming ‘holiday’ 2020 – an expanded version of Tetris Effect featuring multiplayer. Yes!
We got a trailer for a new title called The Gunk, which looks like a third person shooter set in a vibrant alien landscape.
A horrifying trailer gave us a new look at The Medium from Bloober Team. Featuring ‘dual reality’, it allows two realities to be played simultaneously – and looks freaky as hell.
SEGA showed off a trailer for New Genesis: Phantasy Star Online 2, celebrating the series’ 20th anniversary. A brand new expansive world awaits, with new enemies, new threats, and more action than ever. It’s coming in 2021.
CrossfireX was up next, with an action-packed trailer from its campaign that’s being developed by Remedy (the Alan Wake and Control devs). It’s coming in 2020.
We got confirmation that Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves and Gears 5 will be getting free Xbox Series X upgrades – presumably with more to come.
Closing the showcase is the teaser we’ve all been waiting for: the next game in the Fable franchise. Seemingly just called Fable, it’s being developed by Playground Games. The teaser gives little away, but it’s finally confirmation for what we’ve already known for some time.
Every game shown off during the showcase will be included in Xbox Game Pass, so, uh, if you haven’t already – get yourself Game Pass.