First-party Xbox Series X games to be revealed in July.

Xbox has announced Xbox 20/20, a programme of monthly updates on the future of Xbox, beginning with this week’s Inside Xbox broadcast. A July episode will focus on looking at first-party Xbox Series X games from Xbox Game Studios. Xbox will also be joining IGN’s Summer of Gaming showcase in June.Jerret West, CVP of Gaming Marketing at Xbox explained the format: “Starting with the May 7th episode of Inside Xbox, we will be showcasing what happens next in the world of Xbox, every month, which is why we’re calling it ‘Xbox 20/20.’ These monthly moments will take place throughout the rest of the year and will be a way for us to engage, connect and celebrate with you about what’s in store for the next generation of gaming, including what’s next for Xbox Series X, Xbox Game Studios, Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud. Every month will bring something different. Stay tuned to Xbox Wire for more details.”

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West offered more details about the Inside Xbox this Thursday. As expected, the show will focus on third-party games for Xbox Series X, and include a look at gameplay from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. It will also “be confirming games that utilize our new Smart Delivery feature, which ensures that you always play the best version of the games you own for your console, across generations. And all the games you’ll see will be Xbox Series X Optimized, meaning they are built to take advantage of the powerful Xbox Series X features that make games look and feel incredible, including 4K resolution at up to 120 frames per second, DirectStorage, hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing, super-fast load times and much more.”

If you want to get prepared for all the news, here’s where to watch the May 7 Inside Xbox.

The June drop for Xbox 20/20 is still unannounced, but we’re happy to confirm that Xbox will be a part of IGN’s Summer of Gaming showcase next month, joining the likes of CD Projekt Red, EA, 2K and more to make brand new announcements with us.

July will include first looks at what’s to come from Microsoft’s various owned studios. “In July, we will dedicate time to focus on the incredible games coming from Xbox Game Studios”, says West. “A number of our studio teams are looking forward to sharing first looks at new gameplay, insights from development teams being optimized for Xbox Series X, and brand-new game announcements. We cannot wait to share this initial look at what some of those teams are working on.”West also used the blog post to make a series of commitments for Xbox this year, given the difficulties posed by the COVID-19 crisis:

  • “Our goal remains to launch Xbox Series X and ‘Halo Infinite’ this holiday
  • All 15 Xbox Game Studios teams are hard at work on next-generation games for Xbox Series X and Xbox Game Pass
  • The best development teams around the world are working hard to have their games ready to play on Xbox Series X this holiday
  • For PC players, we plan to support the community by making all of our major releases at launch available with Xbox Game Pass for PC, including ‘Halo Infinite,’ ‘Wastelands 3’ and of course, Microsoft Flight Simulator.
  • We have new updates and titles lined up for Xbox Game Pass for console and PC
  • We’re expanding Project xCloud into new countries and on new devices—and later this year Project xCloud and Xbox Game Pass will come together, enabling you and your friends to play together in more ways.”

Xbox Series X is scheduled to be released during Holiday 2020. Right now we know the Xbox Series X specs, we have an educated guess on its price based on those specs, and a full comparison with PS5. What we know far less about is Xbox Series X games, but we have a list of confirmed and rumoured titles for the next-gen console.

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Joe Skrebels is IGN’s Executive Editor of News. Follow him on Twitter.

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