Here are all the games Xbox previewed during their next-generation showcase
Assassins and vampires!
Microsoft just hosted an Inside Xbox stream last night, showing off next-generation gameplay for the upcoming Xbox Series X. A total of 13 games were showcased at the event, with many of them being revealed for the very first time here.
All of these games will apparently arrive sometime during Xbox Series X’s launch window, meaning that they might not be launch titles for the console, but arrive a few months later instead. A few of these games will also support Xbox Series X’s Smart Delivery feature.
Here are all the next-generation games featured during the Inside Xbox stream:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
This is undoubtedly the most prominent game shown off at the event. Ubisoft’s latest Assassin’s Creed title will follow Viking warriors raiding and plundering, doing all the things Vikings do. It will apparently be smaller in size and scope compared to past Assassin’s Creed entries, focusing on the journey of one specific Viking settlement. The ‘gameplay trailer’ shown above was sadly lacking in actual gameplay, but the game still looks pretty great!
Bright Memory: Infinite
This was really impressive. Bright Memory: Infinite has some pretty dazzling visuals, mixing first-person shooting with action game-like sword-fighting for a unique combat system. This game takes place in a futuristic metropolis in 2036, when the Supernatural Science Research Organisation sends agents out across the world to investigate a strange new phenomenon. If you combined Titanfall and Devil May Cry, this is probably what you’d get.
Oddly enough, the biggest thing revealed during this game’s presentation was that it features voice acting from Troy Baker and Nolan North. At this point, when are these two ever not in a game together? Dirt 5 is a racing game that goes off-road, with some pretty great environments that might be further enhanced with Xbox Series X’s new tech.
For a newly revealed game, this might have turned the most heads. It looks a lot like 2012’s Alien prequel Prometheus, throwing players into strange new worlds that are as surreal as they are horrifying. This first-person horror game is certainly something to keep an eye on.
Despite the misguided font choice, this game is titled Chorus, not Chorvs. Chorus looks a whole lot like 2019’s Control - but with a focus on space-flight combat. You’ll play as Nara and her sentient spaceship Forsaken, both going on a difficult journey of redemption.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
This creepy trailer shows off the highly anticipated sequel to Vampire: The Masquerade, a cult classic RPG that allowed you to play as… well, vampires. In the sequel, you’ll have to navigate Seattle - a city populated with creatures of the bloodthirsty kind, in factions big and small. You get to decide how the story goes, and what kind of vampire you want to become. Check out more details on the game here.