Today, Microsoft hosted its at-home Xbox Series X showcase during the Inside Xbox show. All of the games shown today are Optimized for Xbox Series X, and represent actual footage. These games are coming in Holiday 2020 or early next year to Microsoft's upcoming console, but no concrete release dates were revealed. You can take a look at all the titles below.
The games look utterly spectacular running at 4K resolution and 60 frames per second (FPS) on Xbox Series X. Some titles will also have a 120 FPS option like Dirt 5. The in-game footage definitely represents a generational leap.
Bright Memory: Infinite
Bright Memory: Infinite is an all-new lightning-fast fusion of the first-person shooter and action genres, created by FYQD-Studio. It was made by one person according to Microsoft. Combine a wide variety of skills and abilities to unleash dazzling combo attacks. Bright Memory: Infinite is set in a sprawling, futuristic metropolis in the year 2036.
Ushering in the next generation of racing, Dirt 5 writes a new chapter in the legacy of Dirt – bolder and braver than ever before. New features, new innovations, and a fresh approach make Dirt 5 a hub of amplified off-road racing, style, and culture, where no two races are ever the same. The game runs at 4K 60 FPS on Xbox Series X, but it also features a 120 FPS option.
Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry. It is designed around the idea of "being thrown into the world." Isolated and lost inside this dream-like world, you will explore different interconnected regions in a non-linear fashion.
Chorus is an immersive single-player experience that tells a mature and dark tale of redemption. Take control of Nara, an ace pilot with a haunted past and Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, as they embark on a personal, redemptive journey to challenge a relentless foe and take down the dark cult that made her.
Madden 21 didn't showcase a lot of next-generation gameplay, but the game is coming to Xbox Series X and should run at 4K 60 FPS, maybe even 120 FPS.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 may have been the least next-generation-looking game in the showcase, but its branching narrative should give us a new experience.
Call of the Sea
Call of the Sea is a first-person adventure puzzle game set in the 1930s that tells the story of Norah, a woman on the trail of her missing husband's expedition. The search takes place on a strange but beautiful island in the South Pacific, filled with secrets.
The Ascent is a solo and co-op action role-playing game set in a cyberpunk world. The mega-corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Confusion and chaos ensue, security and order are in disarray, and without protection, everyone is left to fend for themselves. Your job is to stop gangs and hostile corporations from taking over.
The Medium is from the team that brought you Blair Witch. The game is a next-generation psychological horror game. You play as Marianne, a medium living in two worlds: the real and the spirit one. Haunted by a vision of a child's murder, you travel to an abandoned hotel resort, which many years ago became the stage of an unthinkable tragedy.
Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psychokinesis, explore the futuristic city of New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities.
Do you want to fight dinosaurs? Well, you have your wish and it's not Ark: Survival Evolved. Second Extinction is an intense three-player cooperative shooter, where your goal is to wipe out the mutated dinosaurs that have taken over the planet. Teamwork is vital as you adopt the role of one of the survivors, using a unique combination of weapons, abilities, and skills to take on the vast number of enemies.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Today, Sega announced that Yakuza: Like a Dragon is coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and Windows 10. This is an explosive new entry point in the acclaimed Yakuza series, will be releasing as a launch title on Xbox Series X. It'll support cross-save and other important features as well.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
In Assassin's Creed Valhalla, become Eivor, a legendary Viking raider on a quest for glory. Explore a dynamic and beautiful open world set against the brutal backdrop of England's Dark Ages. Raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power in the quest to earn a place among the gods in Valhalla.
There are countless partners working on Xbox Series X games right now and you can take a look at them below.
If you're waiting for first-party gameplay and reveals, you'll have to wait until July for that because that's when Microsoft's proper Xbox Series X event will be. In June, there's going to be another one probably showcasing more third-party titles.
Which one of these games stood out to you the most? Let us know.
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