It has been a long wait for some next-gen gameplay but today, that wait comes to an end. Microsoft will be hosting their Inside Xbox show today to show off some gameplay coming from their third party partners. Every game shown off will be Xbox Series X optimised.
Since the announcement of the show, rumours have swirled around the internet ranging from realistic to outright insane. In this article, we’ll be covering the realistic predictions of what actually has a good chance of showing up. We’ll skip the confirmed games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and focus on what hasn’t been announced.
Microsoft and CD Projekt Red have a good working relationship, evidenced through The Witcher 2 and up to their marketing deals for The Witcher 3 and Cyberpunk 2077.
Cyberpunk 2077 is confirmed to support Xbox Smart Delivery and it’s clear Microsoft are putting a lot of focus on 2020’s most anticipated game. We fully expect to see a gameplay sequence of Cyberpunk 2077 running on the Series X before a longer gameplay reveal at the recently announced Night City Wire.
Outriders is a new IP announced by Square Enix and already confirmed for release on Xbox Series X. OUTRIDERS is a 1-3 player co-op RPG shooter set in an original, dark and desperate sci-fi universe. As mankind bleeds out in the trenches of Enoch, you’ll create your own Outrider and embark on a journey across the hostile planet.
As new IP and a game already announced, I fully expect to see something from Outriders at the Inside Xbox show as Square Enix will want to get it on stage at as many shows as possible to help it make a name for itself.
Another game from Square Enix and another game coming later this year, we expect to see some more gameplay of Marvel’s Avengers due to the fact it’s due for release soon and not a lot of gameplay has been shown off yet; what better way to do so than on the world’s most powerful console, the Xbox Series X.
Marvel’s Avengers is a story-driven, third-person action-adventure game. Players reassemble and rebuild their Avengers roster in an original, cinematic single-player campaign, then battle solo or online alongside friends in new missions around the globe.
Dying Light 2
The Zombie genre in video games had got a bit tired before Dying Light came along. It’s integration of parkour mechanics made for a simply awesome game that’s made me excited for the sequel ever since I completed it.
Although not due for release until 2021, it’s already been confirmed Dying Light 2 will make its way to the Series X. With recent rumours suggesting a troubled development, although those have been debunked by a Techland Dev, this would make a great opportunity to put those to rest and show off some awesome new gameplay.
CrossfireX is an intense first-person shooter experience where players are immersed in a sprawling global conflict between the world’s two most formidable private military factions: Global Risk employs veterans of powerful armed forces who use advanced technologies to fight for order and security; Black List employs hardened mercenaries trained in guerilla tactics who fight to destabilize oppressive regimes in the name of freedom.
Choose your side and complete objective-based missions across a variety of classic and innovative modes featuring tightly crafted gameplay and cinematic visuals.
With a 10-year history and 650 million registered players over that time, Crossfire is one of the most played PC games in the world. We expect to see new gameplay of the campaign and multiplayer, showing off a smooth FPS.
Some less-than realistic predictions
Now, these next two reveals might not be as realistic as the ones above but we believe they’re still realistic enough to warrant a place on this list.
Elden Ring is the next title made by FromSoftware; Elden Ring is FromSoftware’s largest game to-date and is set in a sprawling realm steeped in a rich and bloody history crafted by Hidetaka Miyazaki – creator of the influential and critically acclaimed DARK SOULS video game series; and George R.R. Martin – author of the best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire.
The game was first announced at Microsoft’s 2019 E3 show, lending weight to the rumour that Microsoft are partnered with FromSoftware on Elden Ring. A year later, it’s about time we see some gameplay of Elden Ring leveraging the power of the Series X.
A recent trademark filing from April 30 also adds more weight to these rumours.
According to the Call of Duty cycle, a reveal for the new Call of Duty is imminent. May is known as the month a new Call of Duty gets shown off and there’s a realistic change Microsoft have picked up the marketing rights for this one.
As we know, Microsoft had the deal with Activision in the Xbox 360 era but that switched hands to Sony and the PS4. With the birth of now another new generation, there’s a fair chance the deal has swapped hands again and the timing is right for a Call of Duty reveal.
Well, that’s it for a few of our predictions but we’re eager to see what you think will be revealed or maybe some of the crazier predictions you’re wishing for.