Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase 2020

The stream for Microsoft's Xbox Games Showcase just ended. With three hours of live show, it showed a lot of great games we expect to see in the future. They also talked about the cross-gen feature between the Xbox One and Xbox Series X wherein you'll be able to play games in which console you prefer.


The main main focus of the event are the upcoming first-party (Xbox Game Studios) and third-party games for Xbox Series X. With that being said, here are the games from the Xbox Games Showcase 2020.


Halo Infinite took the majority of the spotlight from this event. It is the most anticipated game out of Microsoft's entire list of games. The preview of its gameplay showed Master Chief as the main character with his new grappling hook mechanics and a vast dedicated open world for you to explore. There is still no confirmed release date but it will be a cross-gen title for PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass.

The rumors about Playground Games' Fable were finally confirmed and was shown with its trailer. Playground Games is part of Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios and the developer behind the Forza Horizon series. The last Fable game was released almost a decade ago, and it is due time that we get another one of this awesome game. This game will come on Xbox Series X and PC.

Speaking of Forza Horizon series, they've also shown a Forza Motorsport trailer. But, we can't expect it to be released anytime soon. Microsoft is focusing on its cross-gen strategy and backward compatibility to older games for Xbox Series X. Instead of a new Forza Horizon game, we're getting a 4k/60 FPS update on Forza Horizon 4 with improved loading system. Forza Horizon 4 is available on PC, Xbox One, and soon, Xbox Series X.


Another game that gave a quiet surprise to the viewers. For everyone who loved the first two titles of State of Decay, this is something to look forward to. In this trailer of State of Decay 3, an undead deer eating a wolf. Using the latest engine, we all hope that the gameplay will look like the trailer. Because if it is, then this game will be totally awesome. This game will come on Xbox Series X and PC.

Rare, the developer behind the Sea of Thieves, brought us Everwild. There's not much information about the game nor its release date yet. But based from its trailer, it seems you'll be playing with animals on a magical world. It will come on Xbox Series X and PC.


We've already seen Crossfire X from E3 2019 developed by Smilegate and Remedy Entertainment. Smilegate is the developer behind the original Crossfire we know. Remedy is the developer behind the single player mode of Crossfire HD. Crossfire X has a free multiplayer but requires Xbox Live Gold. It also has a single player not included in Xbox Game Pass and sold separately. They gave us a new campaign trailer that shows great animations and detailed armors. This game is an Xbox exclusive and will be release on Xbox one and Xbox Series X.

Are you a fan of Phantasy Star Online's flashy battle animations? Sega revealed Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis that sets its release next year. The Japanese and North American next year-releases were already confirmed, but Sega intends to release it globally. It was also confusing whether it is a brand new title for the Phantasy Star Online 2 series or an update to the game.

Whether it is a new title or not, this trailer showed a a promising future to look forward. This game will be coming on Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on 2021.

A special version of Ori and the WIll of the Wisps which will run at 4K HDR at highest quality is coming on Xbox Series X. On September 9, The Outer Worlds will have its first out of the two expansions of the game. The DLC is named Peril of Gorgon.


For this event, Obsidian Entertainment brings us two new games. The first one is called Grounded with its witty trailer. Grounded is coming on Xbox Game Preview and Steam Early Access. The second game is an epic first-person RPG coming to Xbox Series X and PC titled Avowed. Based from the trailer shown in the event, this game has the Skyrim vibes in it.

Tetris Effect Connected is coming on Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC this Holiday 2020. Psychonauts 2, Hellblade 2, and the creepy wasteland setting of the Stalker 2 is coming on Xbox Series X and PC. The trailer for Balan WonderWorld from Square Enix was also shown which will come to Xbox One and Series X on Spring 2021.


Exomecha is a free-to-play FPS game, and Hello Neighbor 2, are coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on 2021. The Gunk's trailer was also shown with its polluted alien world getting cleaned up by your character. The Gunk is coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

As Dusk Falls is also coming to Xbox Series X with its Telltale's The Walking Dead vibe minus the zombies. It is an interactive story game in which you explore other people's lives. Want another story game? Check out Dontnod's game, Tell Me Why, which focuses on the strange life of a brother and sister who were kept apart as children. To uncover the truth, they meet again and went back to where they came from.


Warhammer 40,000: Darktide is coming to Xbox Series X and PC on 2021. It came from the developers behind Vermintide, Fatshark. The trailer showed us what kind of monsters we're expecting to fight in the game. It was unclear, but it seems to be an army of undead and a large monster. Equipped with modified guns and fancy suit, will you be able to fight against this swarm?


Lastly, the dual reality gameplay trailer of Bloober Team's The Medium. The gameplay shows a Silent Hill-like horror experience with the twist of dual reality experience. It was horrifying and amazing at the same time. The graphics from both screen of the dual reality is superb. It will come on Xbox Series X and PC.

These are the games from the Xbox Games Showcase. Some of the games haven't revealed all the details. If you're anticipating any of the game from the list, you may check it out directly from Xbox's official site for the latest news.
 

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