Microsoft have announced their Xbox 20/20 presentations, monthly showcases of upcoming games on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and other Microsoft gaming projects.
After the cancellation of E3 2020 in March due to the coronavirus pandemic (even digitally in April), numerous companies including announced they would be hosting their own digital events around the same time. These include Microsoft, Devolver Digital, Ubisoft, and EA.
Now, Microsoft have elaborated more on the details of “Xbox 20/20.” Once a month, beginning on May 7th, there will be an Inside Xbox presentation (now dubbed Xbox 20/20), showing “what’s next for Xbox Series X, Xbox Game Studios, Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud.”
For the May showcase, players will get their “first look at next-gen gameplay, trailers and sneak peeks from a wide variety of publishing partners and independent developers across the globe and industry.” This includes the recently revealed Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
The presentation will also confirm what games utilize the Smart Delivery feature (allowing players to “always play the best version of the games you own for your console, across generations”). July’s presentation will focus on games from Xbox Game Studios, and brand new game announcements.
The announcement also re-affirmed that the Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite is aiming to launch Holiday 2020. PC players can also look forward to major releases being available at launch via Xbox Game Pass for PC, including new titles and “Halo Infinite, Wasteland 3, Minecraft Dungeons and of course, Microsoft Flight Simulator.”
Project xCloud will also be expanding to new countries and on new devices. Later in 2020, Project xCloud and the Xbox Game Pass will “come together, enabling you and your friends to play together in more ways.”
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic (also known as COVID-19 officially, or Chinese Flu to others) has affected many worldwide, from businesses to public gatherings and events.
This includes postponements of GDC, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, the physical events for EVO 2020 and Fortnite Competitive tournaments, and cancellations E3 2020 (including digital events), the physical event for Gamescom 2020, and Comiket 98.
The Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering are mapping the virus’ spread [1, 2]. As of this time of writing, there have been over 3.607 million total confirmed cases worldwide, and over 2.180 million active cases. There have been over 252,000 deaths, however over 1.175 million people have made a “total recovery.”