• Daniel Wilson

Everything from Thursday’s Xbox Series X event

Updated: Oct 3

See all the announcements and game news out of Microsoft’s newest showcase

Microsoft held a virtual games showcase on Thursday, July 23 and showed off new games for the Xbox Series X.

The company had previously announced the event, saying it would not discuss hardware nor business during the showcase and that it would focus on games for the upcoming console.

Microsoft showed off games from nine of its 15 first-party studios, including five new first-party titles. In total, Microsoft showed 10 world premieres and 22 console-launch exclusives, which it called “just a peak at some of the new titles coming to Xbox Series X.”

In addition, Microsoft confirmed every game shown will be either free-to-play or a part of the Xbox Game Pass subscription. Many Xbox One games will be receiving enhanced versions on Xbox Series X as well, including Forza Horizon 4, Gears of War 5, Sea of Thieves and more.

You can watch a replay of the games showcase here, via The Game Awards YouTube channel:


Below is a recap of all the games announced and discussed during the hour-long event. Head to the Xbox YouTube channel for all the latest trailers and footage from the new games.


Pre-show Announcements: 

  1. Hello Neighbor 2

  2. Balan Wonderworld

  3. Echo Generation

Main show announcements:

  1. Halo Infinite – Holiday 2020

  2. State of Decay 3 – trailer shown

  3. Forza Motorsport – teaser shown for a new 4K version of Forza

  4. Everwild – new game from Rare; trailer shown

  5. Tell Me Why – new game from Dontnod; Episode 1 available Aug. 27

  6. Ori and the Will of the Wisps – new version for Xbox Series X

  7. The Outer Worlds – Peril of Gorgon – new DLC coming Sept. 9

  8. Grounded – July 28

  9. Avowed – new Obsidian RPG; teaser shown

  10. Interior/Night, a new Microsoft partner, announced interactive drama As Dusk Falls

  11. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – a new development diary explores the location scouting for the game. It can be viewed at the official Ninja Theory YouTube channel.

  12. Psychonauts 2 – gameplay and trailer shown, featuring music from Jack Black

  13. Destiny 2 – coming to Xbox Series X and Game Pass this September; an upgraded version for Xbox Series X is also coming. Destiny 2: Beyond Light launching Nov. 10.

  14. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 – teaser trailer shown

  15. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – coming 2021

  16. Tetris Effect Connected – console launch exclusive – holiday 2020

  17. The Gunk – new game teased

  18. The Medium – new horror game with two worlds being rendered simultaneously

  19. Phantasy Star Online 2 – New Genesis – coming 2021

  20. Crossfire X – Coming holiday 2020

  21. Fable – teaser trailer shown

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