If in early June Sony took the stage to publicize the catalog of games that will be available on their PS5, today it was Microsoft's turn, which has taken advantage of the Xbox Games Showcase to show theirs. There have been trailers and gameplay from both first party games and third-party studios, with the new 'Halo Infinite' being one of the main protagonists.
It has been a most complete afternoon, full of video games and news, so without further delay we are going to collect all the games that have been announced today.
Without a doubt, the great protagonist of the day has been 'Halo Infinite', the latest edition of the star franchise on the Xbox console. The game that will bring us back to the "Master Chief" will come to the Xbox Series X and, to open up, Microsoft has not shown a trailer, no, but gameplay of the campaign. Xbox fans, the Master Chief is back and with better graphics than ever (and a hook that promises to give a lot of game). It will be released in 2020 and will be available on Game Pass.
From the hand of Microsoft Game Studios comes 'State of Decay 3', one of the great Xbox survival franchises. Like all the games we have seen throughout the afternoon, it will be available on Game Pass, so those who are subscribers will be able to play it for free.
From PlayGrounds comes a new edition of 'Fable'. They have not shown gameplay and the trailer does not reveal too much about the story or the plot, but it is an official confirmation that 'Fable' is back.
From the hand of Rare comes 'Everwild - Eternals', a game with graphics reminiscent of 'Zelda: Breath of the Wild'. An adventure title in a magical world full of nature that will be available on Xbox Series X and PC.
'Avowed' is the new game from Obsidian Games, a first-person RPG based on a fantasy universe in which we will have to face hordes of enemies using our weapons and magical abilities. It will be available on Xbox Series X and PC.
'As Dusk Falls' is a game from a new studio by Xbox Games Studios and INT./NIGHT that addresses family and drama. It is an interactive adventure that will be available on Xbox Series X and PC.
Exclusive to Xbox Series X and PC will be the new S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2, an action title, suspense and some horror points, something that is already customary in the franchise.
What is an Xbox without its corresponding 'Forza'? Racing simulation IP returns to Microsoft's next-gen console promising graphics with Ray Tracing and a never-before-seen driving experience. 'Force Motorsport' is the new racing game coming to both Xbox and PC.
What if Tetris went multiplayer? That's what 'Tetris Effect: Connected' proposes, a new game from Microsoft Games Studios that will arrive on the next-generation console.
From the creators of 'Steamworld' comes 'The Gunk', an adventure, exploration and third-person combat title that, apparently in the trailer, aims to have exquisite graphics. It will be released for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC.
A rather curious game is 'The Medium', which will mix exploration and terror and will offer us a split-screen gameplay with two parallel universes in real time. Insanity not suitable for those players with little mettle.
Thus we come to the new SEGA title, which will take us to a fantastic and constantly expanding world in 'Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis'. It is an exploration and fighting game with Japanese aesthetics and certain reminiscences of 'Monster Hunter World'. It will arrive in 2021.
From the hand of Remedy we get a more realistic first person shooter (within what fits). Its name is 'CrossFire X' and it aims to be one of the big bets for the action genre. It will be available in 2020.
'Exomecha' is a TwistedRed title that mixes 'Titanfall', 'Transfomer' and a conventional shooter. It is a multiplayer game with large-scale combat, a battle royale mode (of course) and objective-based game modes. It will be completely free and will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and PC in 2021.
'Echo Generation' has been developed by Cococumber, a small Canadian studio. It is a game with an eighties aesthetic and certain airs to 'Stranger Things' that, it seems, will be an RPG with turn-based combat based on cards. It will be available in 2021.
'Hello Neighbor' is a well-known suspense and action game distributed by tinyBuild and Gearbox Software. It has been on the market for a long time and the studio has decided to release a sequel. The gameplay seems to be the same, but
'Warhammer 40,000: Darktide', the new edition of the franchise. This will be released in 2021 for Xbox Series X and PC.
Balan Company is a new company from Square Enix and its first game is called 'Balan Wonderworld'. It will be a three-dimensional platform game with a cartoon-anime aesthetic. Apparently, costumes will give us certain powers that we will have to use to defeat the bad guys. It will be released in the spring of 2021 for both the current Xbox One X and the future Xbox Series X.
This is the list Xbox has revealed as of now, but if after this you're still deciding you might have additional questions about
The Xbox Series X will support 8K gaming with frame rates of up to 120 fps, plus ray tracing for realistic lighting, reflections and shadows. We also know it will support variable refresh rates (VRR), which should help with smoothness and motion handling.
Specs-wise the Xbox Series X has a slight edge over the PS5, but this is yet to be verified with real world results. In the exclusives department the field seems finally even and it depends on what game franchises you enjoy the most. Xbox has better backwards compatibility, being able to render games as far as Original Xbox. All in all Xbox seems better this time, but then again, we still have to see real world results.