Microsoft are set to drop the first look at some real Xbox Series X and next gen gameplay today, with the first Xbox 20/20 stream at 4PM UK time. We’ll be covering all the juicy new gameplay reveals, but if you want to watch along, we’ve got you covered with this handy embedded video:
The stream will be the first Microsoft hosted stream in the Xbox 20/20 series, repurposing the Inside Xbox show and format to focus more on Xbox Series X and next-gen gaming with monthly shows. For this first look, Microsoft won’t be showing any of their first party games – that will come in July – but will instead be featuring third party publishers and developers.
Already confirmed for this showcase is the first gameplay of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, the viking-themed Assassin’s Creed game that was revealed last week in cinematic form. Everything else has only been rumoured so far, but you’d put money on Cyberpunk 2077 appearing, wouldn’t you?
Every game on show will be Xbox Series X Optimised to take advantage of the SSD, ray tracing and sheer power of the Series X, but most if not all will also be cross-gen games capable of running on Xbox One. These could also take advantage of the new Smart Delivery feature, which allows games to bridge the generational divide, letting you potentially buy a game once and then simply install a version specifically optimised to your Xbox console. This can be free for consumers, with both Cyberpunk 2077 and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla confirmed to take advantage of this fact, but Microsoft will confirm more of programme and games included in it.
It’s not just Xbox Series X though, and Xbox 20/20 streams are gobbling up everything else that Inside Xbox has done in the past as well. So we can expect them to also cover Xbox Game Pass updates and things like the roll out of Project xCloud, though maybe not in this particular stream.
Anyway, we’ll know soon enough, won’t we?