First Look Xbox Series X Gameplay – Recap

As the first part of what Xbox are calling Xbox 20/20, this Inside Xbox episode brought to us a first look at the Xbox Series X gameplay. We saw a number of new and familiar games from Xbox development partners (i.e. studios not in the Microsoft Game Studios fold). Here is a brief summary of titles shared with us this morning. Thanks to Xbox for the list.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla / Ubisoft
The latest installment in the AC franchise – It’s all about Vikings.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Bright Memory: Infinite / Playism
An all-new lightning-fast fusion of the FPS and action genres, created by FYQD-Studio. Developed by one guy in his spare time. Previous version has been on Steam Early Access since early 2019, but it seems to have been amped up a bit for SX.

Bright Memory: Infinite

Call of the Sea / Raw Fury
A first-person adventure puzzle game set in the 1930s that tells the story of Norah, a woman on the trail of her missing husband’s expedition on a strange but beautiful island in the South Pacific.

Call of the Sea

Chorus / Deep Silver
A new space-flight combat shooter. Become Nara and Forsaken, her sentient starfighter, on a compelling, personal journey of redemption. Unlock devastating weapons & abilities. Explore breath-taking interstellar vistas, ancient temples and venture beyond our waking reality. Outgun, outwit, and outmaneuver your enemies in an epic quest to free the galaxy from oppression.


Dirt 5 / Codemasters
The next installment of the fan favourite Dirt racing series.
Travel the globe, tame the most incredible off-road machines with your friends, and be part of a vibe that delivers big on epic action, pure expression, and unbridled style.

Dirt 5

Madden NFL 21 / Electronic Art
Spanning over 3 decades, the Madden NFL series is one of the longest running game franchises. Madden NFL 21 takes it to the next level!

Madden NFL 21

Scarlet Nexus / Bandai Namco Entertainment
In a far distant future, humanity’s last hope falls into the hands of an elite group of psionic soldiers, who battle an invincible threat known as ‘Others’. Unravel the mysteries of a Brain Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in Scarlet Nexus

Scarlet Nexus

Scorn / Ebb Software
This description says it all
“An atmospheric first-person horror adventure”
Take a look at the trailer 😛


Second Extinction / Systemic Reaction
An intense 3 player cooperative shooter, where your goal is to wipe out the mutated dinosaurs that have taken over the planet.
Looks fun!

Second Extinction

The Ascent / Neon Giant – Curve Digital
A solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The The Ascent is a solo and co-op action RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed.
Can you survive without it?

The Ascent

The Medium / Bloober Team
A next-gen psychological horror game, featuring a ‘dual’ soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill) and Arkadiusz Reikowski.

The Medium

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 / Paradox Interactive
What Monster Will You Be? Enter the World of Darkness and rise through vampire society. Experience Seattle – a city full of alluring, dangerous characters and factions. In this sequel to the cult classic, your choices, plots and schemes will change the balance of power.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Yakuza: Like a Dragon / SEGA
Just announced today, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, an explosive new entry point in the acclaimed Yakuza series, will be releasing as a launch title on Xbox Series X.

All of these games will be optimised for the Xbox Series X, which means they are developed to take advantage of the SX hardware. 4K at up to 120fps with raytracing. Yes you can get that with PC, but at what cost? Also there’s something to be said about gaming on your TV from your couch.

Many of the upcoming titles for Series X will have something called Smart Delivery. Basically this means that if you happen to buy a Smart Delivery capable game on Xbox One before you get your hands on a Series X console, you’ll get the SX optimised version for free when the time comes. Essentially, whichever console Xbox console you play on, whether One or SX, you’ll get the best version of the game possible for that console. Plus, in most cases it will save your progress, even if you jump between.

We are looking forward to see what is coming with the next Xbox 20/20 installment. See below or click here for today’s full stream.

Xbox Series X – First Look Gameplay

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