Xbox Game Studios shares multiple stats, gameplay for Xbox Series X and S games coming later this month

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What you need to know

  • Today, Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of Games Marketing at Xbox, shared different stats from the studios' year so far.
  • Xbox Game Studios has seen the release of critically acclaimed games like Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.
  • Greenberg also states that gameplay footage for Xbox Series X and S games will be shared later this month.

Aaron Greenberg, General Manager of Games Marketing at Xbox, shared several stats for Xbox Game Studios' 2020 today. Among these stats is the fact that Xbox Game Studios will have released 15 games this year so far once Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition launches on October 15.

Of these many games released, Ori and the Will of the Wisps and Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 stand out as critically-acclaimed, with Metacritic averages of 90 and 92 respectively. 1.66 billion hours of Xbox Game Studios titles were played so far this year, with players logging over 26 million flights in Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020.

Greenberg also noted how new survival game Grounded crossed a million players, while Sea of Thieves has crossed over 15 million players.

Several more Xbox Game Studios titles are on the way, such as Halo Infinite in 2021, as well as As Dusk Falls, Avowed, Everwild, Fable, Forza Motorsport, Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 and State of Decay 3. Even more games yet to be announced are on the way with Microsoft acquiring ZeniMax and the addition of Bethesda Softworks to the Xbox family.

Interestingly, Greenberg also shared that more details on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Optimized games are coming later this month, alongside gameplay footage for the titles, so we'll be sure to be on the lookout for these updates. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are scheduled to arrive on November 10.

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  • "Xbox has NO GAMES!" I have a feeling this will turn into "Xbox has no ORIGINAL games."
  • Actually overnight, it went
    From: "Xbox has no games 🤪".
    To: "I hope Xbox lets us play their games on our console 🥺"
  • I think they need to start promoting Game Pass with over 300 titles, or hundreds of titles at the very least!
  • I hope this time they show gameplay running on the consoles, at this point we've seen 0 gameplay for upcoming games running on Series X or S
  • They also haven't announced games that the rest of their studios are working on yet either. I believe that Microsoft is still playing a game of chess with Sony. In due time they'll show it all. Considering how well the momentum is going for them right now, I don't believe they're in a rush.
  • I'm certain they haven't shown everything, it is just really strange how we've not seen 1 next gen/cross-gen game running on Series X/S, while Sony has already shown tons of games running on PS5, the only exceptions were GTA V (PS4) and FXVI (PC)
  • It is now Rumoured that all the recent PS5 footage was PC. The Godfall gameplay froze and had a mouse pointer appear onscreen. Which is clearly a PC.
  • Official information shows that the trailers were running on PS5 so we should just take that information instead of creating rumors, if those rumors were true then they wouldn't have said that FFXVI was running on PC And games like Ratchet and Clank wouldn't be capable of working on PC at this moment as Direct X Storage is still not available, so even if they wanted they couldn't