How to watch the Xbox Games Showcase: Start time, stream, and more

Halo Infinite
Halo Infinite (Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)

With E3 2020 canceled, different gaming events spread all across summer have loosely taken its place. The Xbox Games Showcase is coming up, where Xbox will be presenting big upcoming games like Halo Infinite and other Xbox Game Studios titles. Here's how you can watch the Xbox Games Showcase.

Xbox Games Showcase start time

The Xbox Games Showcase is scheduled to begin on July 23. The pre-show is being hosted by Geoff Keighley and will begin at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET. The full showcase starts at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET. The showcase will last for around one hour, according to Microsoft.

What to expect from Xbox Games Showcase

Besides the campaign gameplay of Halo Infinite, we don't know what will be there. There have been many different rumors and predictions, but overall, the event is shrouded in mystery. The stream is entirely composed of games, so what else is in this lineup?

Microsoft has announced several upcoming Xbox Games Studios titles, likely to reappear throughout the broadcast. Grounded, Microsoft Flight Simulator and Wasteland 3 are among imminent releases, while details on future-facing projects like Senua's Saga: Hellblade II and Everwild remain scarce, too. Continued reports suggest that Playground Games' upcoming action role-playing game will surface, often assumed as a new entry in the Fable series.

The Xbox Series X is currently scheduled to arrive sometime in Holiday 2020, so hopefully, this event provides insight into the games players can expect.

How to watch the Xbox Games Showcase on July 23

Microsoft will stream its Xbox Games Showcase across all major streaming platforms. The showcase is being streamed only up to 1080p at 60 frames-per-second (FPS) with a 4K 60FPS version available immediately after the showcase ends. Aaron Greenberg, GM of Xbox Marketing, confirmed that the showcase will last around an hour and not feature business or hardware news. It's all games, with Halo Infinite the star of the show.

  1. If you want to watch on YouTube, you'll find the official channel here (or watch above).
  2. For watching on Twitch, you'll want to tune in here.
  3. For anyone who wants to watch on Facebook, just go here.
  4. Finally, you can watch on Twitter from this link.

Please note that the pre-show hosted by Keighley is airing on YouTube Gaming.

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

9 Comments
  • All I want is a new Banjo & Kazooie game, made by Double Fine studios.
  • Wow, what I would give to play that!
  • Tip: When trying to figure out time differences, use the built-in Alarms and clock app in Windows 10 :) 1. Open the app
    2. From the top left: Go to the second tab (a watch and a globe)
    3. Add "Redmond" for PT time
    4. Add "New York" for ET time
    5. From the bottom left of the app tap the third button (two clocks linked together)
    6. A timeline will appear
    7. Adjust the timeline to the date and time of the event in PT time and check that the ET time matches up.
    8. Check your local time (always added by default) Now you know when the event will happen in your time zone without having to resort to third party websites :)
  • What is the best way to watch if I want to view the showcase on the Xbox? Is the "Events Player" still a thing?
  • Another underwhelming show. I thought Microsoft was finally going to deliver. But, they just don't seem to learn from their past mistakes. I love the brand and console, but man I just cannot understand, why they do this.
  • I couldn’t agree more. Maybe I shouldn’t be as shocked as I am, but it’s hard to understand how they didn’t take in the feedback after the last showcase. Everyone was loud and clear “We want gameplay!!!” I guess they showed some exclusives but were they good exclusives? I don’t really know because the only actual gameplay I saw was Halo Infinite (which looked good but you can’t rest the entire console launch on that... can you?). And almost no release dates or even launch windows! Sometimes I wonder wtf is wrong with Microsoft...
  • didnt they say we should be able to play the demos today?
  • There are demos out for indie games this week.
  • I fell asleep during the broadcast.