Xbox Games Showcase July 2020

Not quite as catchy as Believe, but I’ll take it!

And now here comes Microsoft with their game outings, let’s see what they showed off. Again this will just be a brief summary of the stuff I was most interested in so if you want to see absolutely everything on offer then go rewatch the stream.

First we of course started off with Halo: Infinite gameplay confirming what everyone was speculating that this will indeed be the first open world Halo game and it showed off a massive amount of new weapons, the enemy faction of The Banished and new equipment and travel techniques such as a grappling hook. The gameplay and art style did look a bit… simple to me, but I’m willing to let it grow on me and see how it develops.

We got information on a new Forza game which I’m sure will keep car fans happy, The Outer Worlds showed us it’s new DLC coming in September known as ‘Peril on Gorgon’ and perhaps most interestingly Obsidian showed off the fact they are creatinbg a fantasy first-person RPG set in the Pillars of Eternity world, trying to be the competitor to The Elder Scrolls are we Obsidian? I approve greatly.

We were shown that S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 is going to be a thing which I’m very excited about as many people don’t know about the original game so hopefully this will bring the unique post-apocalyptic game into the modern era and we finally got the first gameplay of Psychonaughts 2 which looks as beautiful and strange as ever, it even has Jack Black in it doing a song!

Finally they confirmed after much speculation that there is indeed a new Fable game coming to the next Xbox simply titled ‘Fable’ and although we didn’t see any gameplay I’m sure that many fans of the series will be happy to see what appears to be a soft reboot of the franchise.

Overall a good showing of games from Microsoft and the fact that all of these are coming to the Xbox Game Pass that I am already subscribed too means this is all just new content that I can check out on a whim, god it’s such a good idea. That’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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