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We've been bored to death by the specs. We've compared the thing to a fridge. Now, get ready, because we're finally getting a look at the first batch of games for the Xbox Series X. Yes, it is about time, isn't it?
Microsoft has announced an extra-special Inside Xbox presentation, due to air on Thursday, May 7th at 4pm (UK time). The event will focus on "first-look" next-gen gameplay from a number of the company's global development partners. It's been confirmed that the recently announced Assassin's Creed Valhalla will be among the titles, giving us our first look at the Ubisoft viking adventure in action.
There is, unfortunately, one caveat. While the presentation will shine a light on a number of third-party titles, Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg later clarified that Xbox Game Studios titles (first-party games like Halo Infinite) wouldn't feature in the show. We can expect to see the next-gen console's first-party offerings later in the summer.
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So what can we expect to see beyond Assassin's Creed Valhalla? Rumblings suggest we'll be getting a closer look at Cyberpunk 2077 ahead of its September release. Keanu Reeves took the stage to promote the CD Projekt RED game during Microsoft's E3 show last year, after all. While Microsoft clearly can't match such a spectacle again in the current climate, expect some kind of glamorous Cyberpunk action to go down.
I also suspect that we might finally get a look at the long-rumoured Batman Game from WB Montréal. According to a report just a few weeks ago, Warner Bros. was looking for a new way to show the game off after its E3 plans fell through. Perhaps the company has partnered with Microsoft to unveil the Dark Knight's latest adventure in style?
Really though, which games make an appearance during the show is anyone's guess at this stage. I'm hoping we'll see a few things we don't yet know about, as well as a better look at plenty of games we already know exist. While it's a little disappointing that we have to wait a little bit longer for that inevitable Fable 4 reveal (we all know it's coming), I'm looking forward to our first extended look at next-gen titles in action.
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