What you need to know
- ID@Xbox is a program that helps indie developers bring their creative games to Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass.
- Earlier this year, ID@Xbox held their first proper Showcase event to reveal a ton of new indie games heading to the platform.
- Today, Xbox has announced that the second ID@Xbox Showcase is officially airing on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021.
- Hopefully, the second event isn't quite as long as the first one was, but still shows off tons of great games.
ID@Xbox is a wonderful program at Xbox that supports and enables indie developers to bring their games to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass, often resulting in some of the best gaming experiences you can find on the console. Earlier this year, the ID@Xbox Showcase in March was chock full of game announcements and reveals (even if it was far too long), and now the follow-up to that event is official. Xbox just announced that the second ID@Xbox Showcase is airing on Twitch early next week.
The second ID@Xbox Showcase is officially happening on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET, and will feature indie game reveals from publishers like Rebellion, Chump Squad, and more. There will also be plenty of updates on exciting upcoming games like Ollie Ollie World and more. Many of these games will even come to Xbox Game Pass, and may feature live game demos during the event.
While the first ID@Xbox Showcase indubitably dragged on just a little bit too long, it was still wonderful to see what all the talented indie devs were working on, and now we'll be treated to a fresh wave of indie goodness. Many of these games will be arriving on Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, and Xbox One consoles, and may even make it onto our list of best Xbox games. You'll have to tune in next week (or keep an eye on Windows Central) to find out.
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.