The “Xbox Games Showcase” just wrapped up, unleashing a torrent of trailers into the wider web. Here are all the games announced during the event. And of course, all of the trailers that the various developers brought to show gamers, all in one place.
Of course, 343 Industries is back again with more news about the flagship Halo: Infinite. A new eight-minute trailer is out, detailing new weapons and enemies, and so much more. There’s a full debut of the new levels as well, and they look massive and gorgeous. “The scale of the environment is several times larger than that of the last two Halo games combined,” the game’s developer, 343 Industries, stated.
Yes, Fable is back. Playground Games have stepped in to take the legendarily cheesy RPG franchise into the next generation with a release on Xbox Series X and PC. No further details about story or a release date yet, just a basic teaser trailer. The footage does look incredibly detailed though, likely owed to the new hardware.
Turn Ten are back into spin-off territory with a new Forza game. This is not a full-scale release, so there’s no Motorsport 8. Each car gets the same highly realistic driving model, but with improved models and effects rendering owed to the new hardware. From the gameplay, we can see a mix of different racing modes, more details to come.
State of Decay 3
State of Decay 3 is coming from Undead Labs. The release of the second game certainly beat out the already stunning success of the first game, selling more than a million copies in two days. Though some critics challenged the game due to various technical issues and the lack of depth in gameplay. Hopefully the developer can course correct in those areas and deliver the perfect zombie game.
Rare stopped in to drop more footage of their mysterious and quite beautiful game Everwild. They didn’t really share too much info about gameplay though, so there’s not much to tell.
Tell Me Why
The new IP by DONTNOD Games is reminiscent of Life is Strange, in art and story. We’ve seen a bit about this game before, showing off new characters and a narrative about LGBTQ+ representation that DONTNOD has said they wanted to make a tactful and engaging story about. Can’t wait to see what else they have when the game launches on August 27, also as part of Game Pass.
The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon
On September 9, The Outer Worlds players will receive a dose of DLC that will come to PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. Expect a new planet in the solar system and more corporate greed. There will also be fixes for some major problems in the base game, like players who accidentally killed important characters.
Another new fantasy RPG developed by Obsidian, Avowed joins the ranks as well. This game will be a long-term release exclusive to the PC and Xbox ecosystem. No details about story, gameplay or release dates yet.
As Dusk Falls
Developer Interior Night is going for a much more narrative-driven game. Given that the studio is made of former former Quantic Dream designers, there’s a very tell-tale feel to the trailer. Expect drama and high-stakes choices.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Moon Studios made an entrance, mid-show, to simply say that their latest hit title will be optimized for Series X, and will run at a reported 120 frames-per-second.
Obsidian has a new game. Grounded looks to be a new sci-fi title with very pretty landscapes and tons of tongue-in-cheek references that are very much about playing to a very niche audience. Frankly, it feels like a perfect tone for Obsidian. A preview of the latest game from Obsidian will be out on Xbox Games Pass later this week as well.
Jack Black is back in the role as the long-awaited Psychonauts 2 roars back into the scene to probe our minds. The footage does state the game will not be ready for launch until 2021, so we have a while to wait though. The game looks even better than many fans could have hoped, hope that the charm remains from the original game.
Destiny 2, and all of its DLC, are making the jump to Xbox Game Pass. Expect both the full free-to-play experience and the option to buy into paid DLC as far as we can see. And of course, plenty of upgraded visuals to behold. This will come along with the new Stasis expansion that debuts with Beyond Light.
A revamp of the renown STALKER franchise for a new generation. Finally, we can return to the zone when this game launches in the future. No idea when that might be as this is still very early.
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
A new four-player shooter that takes the Vermintide setting from within Warhammer Fantasy and pushes it into even grittier tones and settings. The game will be a timed-exclusive on Series X, coming 2021. The gameplay is built around four player co-op shooting action.
Tetris Effect Connected
Tetris Effect Connected comes to us as a console port of the VR title. Players will get new levels and a revamped multiplayer setup with this new Xbox Series X version.
The Gunk is something very new indeed. It comes to use from Swedish developer, Image & Form, who previously worked on Steamworld. The studio has now positioned themselves to work on a new sci-fi game for the Xbox Series X. Explore alien landscapes in a cartoonish style that’s both intriguing and cute.
Bloober Team was also on hand to show off another new horror title with The Medium. This game is due on Xbox and PC via Steam in Holiday 2020. Check out the trailer for some fresh spooks below.
New Genesis: Phantasy Star Online 2
New Genesis is a continuation of the ongoing revival of the Phantasy Star Online franchise. The newest title will be due in 2021 for the Xbox Series X. With revamped graphics and some really complex bosses, this new addition to the franchise is sure to please fans.
Control‘s developer, Remedy, is moving on from full-on narrative experiences, for now, as they will be releasing the new multiplayer-focused first-person shooter on Xbox One and Series X this year. The footage given to fans seems to point to an intense campaign being added to the game, as well.