According to insiders and reported by VGC, Xbox has scheduled the showcase of first party Xbox Series X games on Thursday, July 23. The digital livestream will take place on the official Xbox YouTube channel and will also be streamed by Geoff Keighley at Summer Game Fest along with his occasional commentaries.
The information is shared by journalist Jeff Grubb, who interestingly reveals a lot more than the Xbox showcase, he suggest that some big news will arrive in late August from Nintendo, now fans will be hyped about the potential launch of a Nintendo Switch Pro.
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Insiders have suggested that Xbox Game Studios showcase will make up for the disappointing Xbox Series X gameplay reveal. An allegedly insider leaked the plans of Xbox ahead of the announcement of Xbox 20/20 marketing campaign. If the rest of the leak is to be believed, a new Fable game is to be unveiled.
Fable is one of these showcase games. A fantasy monster. I haven’t seen it personally, but I got told it looks beautiful. They try to build the whole fantasy world with hand-crafted photogrammetry, yet the world will throw in a mix of procerural generation for bigger scale. Complete RPG systems in place, focus on great third-person fights and fluid animations. From the sounds of it, I expect the game to hit in 2022.
The leak also indicates that a new exclusive IP will be announced from a Japanese studio, there is a lot of secrecy inside the Xbox team about the new IP and is expected to be one of the biggest announcements at Xbox Series X First Party showcase.
Other rumored title to be revealed is Forza Motorsports 8, this game is a cross-gen title, like most of the games to be revealed in the digital event, something that fans needs to be aware of in order to enjoy the show with the right expectations.
Xbox’s Matt Booty explained in early 2020 that the upcoming Xbox Series X games will be cross-gen, this suggest that even if those games will run in an enhanced version for Series X, the games won’t be designed for a next gen hardware.
“As our content comes out over the next year, two years, all of our games, sort of like PC, will play up and down that family of devices”.
Xbox will surely be handling hype cautiously, according to the General Manager of Xbox Games Marketing, Aaron Greenberg, when he admitted that the marketing team “set some wrong expectations” for Inside Xbox May 7. The controversy was caused by promising next-gen gameplay, something that did not happen. However the big problem for Xbox was that fans did not felt that the games revealed do not represent what next-gen is supposed to be, as the games are designed for Xbox One.
“Had we not said anything & just shown May’s Inside Xbox show like we did last month, I suspect reactions might have been different,” … “Clearly we set some wrong expectations & that’s on us… we appreciate the feedback & can assure you we will take it all in & learn as a team.”