What you need to know
- The Xbox Games Showcase is coming up on July 23.
- This showcase will present games from Xbox Game Studios, including Halo Infinite.
- It'll be streamed at 1080p 60FPS, with a 4K 60FPS version available immediately afterward.
The Xbox Games Showcase for Xbox Series X titles is just a week away. Today, Xbox released some additional information on what players can expect via Xbox Wire (opens in new tab). The event will be streamed at 1080p 60FPS, with a 4K 60FPS version available immediately after it ends. We don't know a lot about which games will be there but the presence of Halo Infinite is completely confirmed.
Aaron Greenberg, GM of Xbox Marketing, clarified further on Twitter that this event would be solely focused on games, with no "business, devices or similar news." He also explained that it'll be about an hour long. So we wouldn't recommend expecting the price or even release date of the Xbox Series X to be revealed at this event.
Before the showcase, there'll be a Summer Game Fest pre-show hosted by Geoff Keighley on July 23 at 8:00 a.m. PT / 11:00 a.m. ET. The main event starts that same day at 9:00 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET.
We'll be sure to cover all the announcements as they happen. The Xbox Series X — as well as Halo Infinite — are both expected to launch at some point in Holiday 2020.
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I'll just wait and see. Won't listen to these marketing people. These guys tend oversell events and showcases. Sometimes they even lie about stuff. I hope they'll focus ONLY on games because that's why I'm going to watch it. Nothing else. I want to see all future games I'll be able to play...
1 hour!!! OK so didn't expect that. It's First party event only. So I thought maybe 45 mins. But possibly 30 mins. This surely confirms alot of gameplay demos. Maybe 6ish titles? 10 mins each game? Or Halo gets 15 mins maybe 20 and others get some shorter looks like 5 mins? Unexpected length. But very very welcome. This could be a big show.
Oddly, I thought they'd said 1hr 30mins previously. God knows which part of my arse I pulled that from. A couple of third party titles are coming too. Though I may have pulled that out of my arse too. Sony no doubt have held things back for August, they have not showed their full hand yet. Interestingly, Perfect Dark is now in Game Pass (think it was recently added). So That means it's coming to next gen.
Well Unless they have a load of new studios, they won't really have much first party new stuff to show. Most of their studios either just released a PS4 game, or have released a PS4 game in the last 12 - 18 months. The studios that could have announced something for Sony have already done so. Insomniac, Games for example. They might have some smaller indie titles to announce. Or maybe a patch for TLOU 2 for example.
Does not seem long enough. Especially if you have the developers in there talking about the games as well.
I will look forward to the 4K@60 FPS VOD!
Also I am glad that they can at least hit 1080 during live. I keep being disappointed with the Xbox Series X PR material being "pixelated" as if it was showing less than 16-bit of colour >_> I mean... This is a 4K@60 FPS machine and so far all the PR material have been sub optimal, streaming low quality content. Offering 4K@60 FPS makes me think they're aware of how bad the above situation makes them stand out. One can hope :)
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