Microsoft’s next Xbox Series X game showcase coming July 23


Enlarge / Halo Infinite is still slated to launch close to Xbox Series X’s “holiday 2020” launch window.

Our next look at new games for the Xbox Series X will be coming on July 23. That’s when Microsoft will be holding its next Xbox Games Showcase, the company announced today, streaming on multiple digital platforms starting at 9am Pacific Time.

Unlike Microsoft’s May promotional event, which focused on third-party launch titles for the upcoming console, the July 23 event is expected to discuss first-party exclusives from Microsoft’s own Xbox Game Studios. That likely includes new footage of Halo Infinite, which saw a new teaser trailer a few weeks ago.

“Xbox Series X is now in the hands of our 15 Xbox Game Studios teams and the biggest names from our network of game development and publishing studios worldwide, ensuring Xbox Series X will power a new generation of blockbuster games, like Halo Infinite,” Microsoft said in a blog post last month.

That lineup of first-party studios now includes Psychonauts 2 developer Double Fine, which Microsoft acquired in June, and The Outer Worlds developer Obsidian Entertainment, which Microsoft acquired last November.

Back in February, Microsoft confirmed that all Xbox Game Studios titles will use Smart Delivery to “[ensure] you only have to purchase a title once in order to play the best available version for whichever Xbox console [you] choose to play on.” In a January interview, head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty noted that this means Xbox Series X won’t feature any true “next-generation” exclusives for its first year or two of availability.





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