Microsoft has demonstrated gameplay for its upcoming Xbox Series X console during today’s Inside Xbox stream. The event focused on third-party games, including heavy hitters like Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed: Valhalla and EA’s Madden 21.
Below is information about each title that was highlighted during the show, as well as the trailers that Microsoft showed for each title during the event. Many of these games support smart delivery, which means cross-save and cross-purchase support between Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
We already knew Ubisoft̵
Bright memory infinite
This game combines first person shooter and action game mechanics in a futuristic environment. It is fast moving and offers some wild wind effects. You can also drive a car, so it’s fun!
Call of the sea
This ego puzzle game took place on a South Pacific island in the 1930s. It will also support smart delivery.
From Deep Silver, Chorus is a science fiction game about a Starfighter pilot coming in 2021. And yes, it will support smart delivery.
Oh look, a next generation racing game! This is actually the 14th game in the Colin McRae Rally series. It’s about off-road racing that you could probably have guessed from a title like Dirt. Based on the video shown by Microsoft, Mud may be a more appropriate name.
Madden NFL 21
It’s crazy! It’s video game soccer! And it’s on Xbox Series X! Patrick Mahomes, quarterback of the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs, introduced the game. Smart delivery is not supported, but there is a time-limited upgrade between Xbox One and Xbox Series X versions.
This is another game with a futuristic environment, this time focusing on the powers of psychokinesis. Scarlet Nexus is by Bandai Namco (so, not surprisingly, it has an anime aesthetic) and will support smart delivery.
Scorn is a first person adventure game with a strong emphasis on horror. It has a pretty big one extraterrestrial Mood. Contempt will also be available for Game Pass.
This is a three player cooperative action shooter where you and your friends team up to fight off dinosaurs. Ohhhh Second Die out. I get it. Cute. This also has Smart Delivery.
Ascent is a top-down shooter / action RPG that you can play alone or in two-player co-op. It takes place in a cyberpunk world and the game will support smart delivery.
This is a psychological horror game from Bloober Team, the studio behind the Blair Witch game. The composer from the Silent Hill series, Akira Yamaoka, is working on the title.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines II
Bloodlines II was announced last year and now we know it is available for the Xbox Series X. It will also offer smart delivery support.
Yakuza: Like a dragon
The game, which I used to know as Yakuza 7, is already available on PlayStation 4 in Japan, but will be part of the X series launch. And again Smart Delivery is supported.
Correction, 10:07 a.m .: We reported that Madden NFL 21 has Smart Delivery, but EA has made it clear that it is a temporary upgrade.