Xbox Series X delay: Next-gen Xbox showcase dated by Microsoft

Xbox Series X delay: Next-gen Xbox showcase dated by Microsoft

Xbox Series X fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because the next-gen showcase hasn’t been delayed by Microsoft.

Despite rumours to the contrary, the Xbox Series X digital showcase hasn’t been pushed back to August.

Instead, the next Xbox Series X digital showcase will take place in July, which means there’s not long to wait.

“We have not pushed anything back, our plan remains to have our next digital show in July and teams are working hard on that,” Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg explains.

Fans will be hoping for a closer look at some next-gen Xbox Series X games, including some of the console exclusives.

The July event will be the second time Microsoft has shown Xbox Series X footage, following the 20/20 third-party games stream in May.

Multiple genres were showcased during the event, from psychological horror to cyberpunk shooters.

It all started with a look at a first-person action game called Bright Memory Infinite, which was arguably the most impressive demo in the stream.

Even more impressive is that the game was created from the ground-up by a single individual.

Elsewhere, Codemasters unveiled Dirt 5, which features courses from New York, Rio de Janeiro, Greece and China.

Scorn, meanwhile, is a first-person horror game coming exclusively to Xbox Series X during the holiday 2020 launch period.

The game “lures players into a claustrophobic underworld populated with mis-shapen organic forms dripping with unnamed fluids”.

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 was also given a gameplay trailer, alongside footage for a colouful “Lovecraftian inspired adventure” called Call of the Sea.

After a gameplay trailer for cyberpunk shooter The Ascent, another horror game called The Medium was shown in all its glory. Inspired by Silent Hill, The Medium even features music from legendary Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka.

Microsoft recently said that the Xbox Series X console would feature 12 Teraflops of power, and would contain a custom RDNA 2 and Zen 2 Processor.

The new Xbox is also said to support Variable Rate Shading, feature Hardware Accelerated DirectX Raytracing and a custom built SSD.

Elsewhere, the console is said to have Dynamic Latency Input, Auto Low Latency Mode, a HDMI 2.1 port, Variable Refresh Rate, and 120 FPS Support.

The console will also feature extensive backwards compatibility support for all generations of Xbox.

“Xbox Series X brings the next generation of COMPATIBILITY,” Microsoft explains. “Play thousands of games across four generations that look and feel better than ever.”

Microsoft also revealed something called Smart Delivery, which is said to guarantee you get the best version of the game for your Xbox. This includes upcoming blockbusters like Cyberpunk 2077.

Published at Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:53:00 +0000