July Xbox Games Showcase: Everything Announced During the Livestream

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The July Xbox Games Showcase took place last night, and it was stacked full of world premieres, trailers, and gameplay reveals. We got our first look at Halo Infinite’s gameplay, a sneak peek at a new Fable, and tons more.

So in case you missed the livestream, here’s a handy recap of everything that was announced. Don’t forget to register your interest in the Xbox Series X if you haven’t already, and also remember to check out the games confirmed for Smart Delivery too.

Halo Infinite

Release date: winter 2020
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC


We got our first look at Halo Infinite’s gameplay – over eight minutes of it – featuring a gorgeous open world, the Warthog, a grappling hook and shield wall, and plenty of the Banished to battle. The open world is set to be several times larger than the previous two Halo games combined.

State of Decay 3

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Xbox Series X, PC

A spooky trailer featuring an undead deer and a woman surviving alone in a snowy wilderness soon revealed itself to be State of Decay 3. No word on a release date just yet.

Forza Motorsport

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Xbox Series X, PC

Everything in the trailer was captured in-engine, but you could be forgiven for mistaking it for real life. The release date is a mystery for now.

Everwild

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Xbox One, Windows 10

The newest trailer for this gorgeous title from Rare showed off more of the game’s magical world and creatures. Look how beautiful it is. I’m not crying, you’re crying.

Tell Me Why

Release date: summer 2020
Platforms: Xbox One, PC


A brand new story trailer delves deeper into the story of twins Alyson and Tyler. The twins begin to see visions of their past selves as they explore their childhood home and discuss their past. Depending on which version of events you choose to believe, the story will change around you.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps Enhanced

Release date: Winter 2020
Platforms: Xbox Series X

What could be better than more Ori? An enhanced version for next-gen consoles, that’s what. A beautiful game just got even more visually stunning.

The Outer Worlds DLC: Peril on Gorgon

Release date: 9 September
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC


Welcome to the Gorgon Asteroid, a brand new location where your job is to investigate the origins of the Adrena-Time drug which now plagues Halcyon. There’ll be new flaws and perks to play with, a higher level cap, and new science weapons to test out on new types of baddies.

Grounded

Release date: July 28
Platforms: Xbox One, PC

Ughhhh, big spiders. Huge spiders. Grounded sees you shrunk to the size of a bug, but it’s multiplayer which means you can totally lure said giant spider to attack your friends while you make a beeline for freedom.

Avowed

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Xbox Series X, PC

You’ll be returning to Eora, the world from Pillars of Eternity, but this time the isometric perspective has been replaced by first-person 3D swords and sorcery. The trailer doesn’t give much away, but we’re seriously excited by what we’ve seen so far.

As Dusk Falls

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC

There are three decades of secrets to uncover as you investigate the links between two families brought together by chance in Arizona in 1999. Also, the art style is utterly gorgeous, like a painting brought to life.

Senua’s Saga – Hellblade 2

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Xbox Series X

This time Senua’s headed to Iceland, so the studio showed off some of their fabulous location shoots, which have been stunningly recreated in-game.

Psychonauts 2

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Xbox One, PC

Jack Black singing the theme song was already enough to get us on board, but also Raz! Psychonauts! Brains! What could be better?

Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Release date: 10 November 2020
Platforms:PS4, Xbox One, PC

As if it didn’t look gorgeous enough already, Destiny 2: Beyond Light will be specially enhanced for Xbox Series X.

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Xbox Series X, PC

The original S.T.A.L.K.E.R came out way back in 2007, and the most recent game in the series came out in 2009, so nobody can say we haven’t been waiting patiently for more. We’ll be headed back to alternate-universe Chernobyl sometime soon.

Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Release date: TBC 2021
Platforms: Xbox Series X, PC

Grab up to three allies and venture to the hive city of Tertium, where you’ll be fighting against hordes of baddies.

Tetris Effect: Connected

Release date: Winter 2020
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC

The visually stunning if slightly trippy experience of Tetris Effect grows larger with a multiplayer expansion. It’ll also arrive later as a free update on PS4 and PC, but you’ll have to wait until summer 2021.

The Gunk

Release date: TBC 2021
Platforms:Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC

As you might expect from the name, this trailer was full of gunk. It’s black and blobby and sticky-looking, and it’s covering an alien planet and smothering its lifeforms. Armed with an incredibly satisfying hoover gun, you’ll be clearing up the mess.

The Medium

Release date: winter 2020
Platforms: Xbox Series X, PC

You’ll be investigating the murder of a child, and you’ll need to slip between the real world and the spirit world in order to find out what truly happened. The really neat thing is, both worlds are rendered simultaneously, so you can switch seamlessly between them.

Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis

Release date: TBC 2021
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC

This massive update will completely overhaul the game to bring it up to date, but you’ll still be able to play the old one if you want to, as the two universes will exist side by side.

CrossfireX

Release date: TBC 2020
Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X

Choose between the Black List and Global Risk private military factions, then dive into a high-stakes campaign or one of several thrilling multiplayer modes in this legendary franchise.

Fable

Release date: TBC
Platforms: Xbox Series X, PC

No, really, Fable is happening! We’ve never been so happy to watch a frog eat a fairy whole.