Today, Microsoft kicked off it’s Xbox 20/20 initiative by showcasing the first real look at the next generation of Xbox and what that means for gamers around the globe. This event marks the beginning of monthly Xbox Series X reveals leading up until the launch of the Series X this holiday. This first reveal is focused on showing third party partners while an Xbox Game Studios focused presentation is set for July. Here are a few of the games that grabbed our attention today.
Bright Memory: Infinite
Fusing elements of first person shooters and action adventure games, Bright Memory Infinite looks like a combination for success. Set in a futuristic metropolis, you’ll use swords, guns, and psychokinesis to defeat your foes and traverse the sprawling environments. Not only is it being developed by one person at FYQD Studio, but it looks visually and mechanically breathtaking.
Chorus: Rise As One
In a world where Mass Effect has been my favorite sci-fi series with its latest installment missing the mark, Chorus: Rise As One could be the next best thing in the space opera genre. With gorgeous visuals and promising looking flight combat, Chorus: Rise As One will hopefully deliver a truly next-gen experience for a space fighting and set pieces worth marveling.
A fast paced JRPG set in a futuristic world, Scarlet Nexus borrows from years of game development experience from teams at Bandai Namco and developers from the Tales series of games. With unique psionic abilities, utilize the world around you by lifting and throwing the environment to aid you in combat. Hopefully the promised streamlined combat system will usher in a new wave of JRPGs and fans alike, for the next generation of consoles.
Yakuza: Like A Dragon
A dynamic RPG set in modern day Japan, the next installment in the Yakuza franchise lands on Xbox Series X day one. In Yakuza: Like A Dragon, you’ll wield your legendary bat against the vile underbelly of the city. Replacing the series beat ’em up combat with turn-based combat, you’ll venture down a slightly more tactical road while seeking revenge against those who wronged you. I should probably start playing the two Yakuza games that are on Xbox Game Pass now huh?
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Previously revealed last week in a special Ubisoft presentation, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla looks to take the series to Norway as Eivor looks to find a better land for his clan in England. With the success of Origins and Odyssey, and the reinvention of the Assassin’s Creed franchise, Valhalla looks to continue to evolve the gameplay by listening to fan feedback, while offering gorgeous set pieces to play around in. We got the chance to see some bits of gameplay today and the hype is surely fermenting.
That’s not all that was revealed today. For a full list of everything revealed during the Xbox Series X May presentation, take a look below:
- Bright Memory: Infinite
- Dirt 5
- Chorus Rise As One
- Madden 21
- Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2
- Call of the Sea
- The Ascent
- The Medium
- Scarlet Nexus
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon
- Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
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