Microsoft finally announced the date for its upcoming Xbox Series X first-party game showcase, which will broadcast July 23 at 9 a.m. Pacific.
I have really high hopes for this show for some reason. Just like the PS5 event, I have a feeling this showing will be excellent.
I recently watched video about the story and cancellation of Scalebound and for some reason I have a feeling MS is secretly working on finishing it. Not that it would be shown at this event, but at some point we may see the dragon riders rise from the ashes like the phoenix. Phil made a statement a little while ago about it not being worked on, but what if that was intentional? To throw people off the scent. Using one of their (recent) in house teams to shore up the work that PG started and put some UE5 spin on it to make it an SX generation game. Wishful thinking I know, but if MS comes away with a few surprises at the event then you can't say THIS could never happen. If Capcom can recently resurrect the notion of Deep Down then MS can do the same with Scalebound. (bring on the disagrees)
I think it's definitely a possibility. I'm still salty Scalebound was cancelled. If they show that it'll be huge. Would love to see some more Backwards compatibility stuff too, with higher refresh rates and ray-tracing to older titles.
Since we're fantasy booking. A surprise Phantom Dust reboot return. Dark Side games was the developer that was working on the reboot. They ran out of funding and MS didn't quit publishing them. Why because MS felt it wasn't meeting their expectations. So they cancelled the project in 2015 and did a HD remake of the old on in 2017. This is the thing Phil NEVER cancelled the project he said he was still committed to it. My speculation? MS Japan studio forms and announces Phantom Dust reboot coming in 21 for X1 for X Series. If you've never heard of it PD is a real time Action Strategy fighter card game for OG Xbox. It was ahead of its time from a technical/graphical and game play standpoint. Fully destructible environments and some amazing effects. Again this was all on 7th gen Xbox. My favorite game of all time. Will it happen? Its a coin flip actually they said the door was open and Phil was still looking forward to it. Btw @Darth If MS Japan Studio is a thing they could revive Scalebound there. LMAO none of this is gonna happen sadly.
"Using one of their in house teams to shore up the work that PG started..." Really? Really...? At most I'd expect - hope for - Halo Infinite "gameplay" that's largely staged, 3rd party live demos and lot of CG trailers. That has literally been MS at their "best".
@angelic I would give up my 1st born if they rebooted phantom dust. MAN best game ever period IMO. It is even more fitting now that arena types of games are becoming more dominant. Can't believe how such brilliant game never get a proper remake, prequel or sequel or even copied by anyone? It is mind boggling. I can imagine a prequel would flesh out more of the trio relationship there.
You really brought up Scalebound!?!? Let it go, like Frozen. Its done.
Just show teasers of what Initiative and Obsidian are upto, as well as gameplay of Rare's Everwild.
I think Everwild will be RT heavy
Disagrees for saying "I think Everwild will be Ray Trace heavy"
you are whining over two disagrees? lol
@Minute Man 721 And we're not even July 23rd 😂
Same, think it's going to generate a lot of hype towards Xbox, naturally Playstation will respond and things could really start hotting up. I'm starting to get that next-gen buzz.
Xbox also has an even lined up for next month and every month leading up til next-gen.
It's said Sony will respond not too long after their event. A State Of Play in August. It's also said they "cleverly" held back some announcements and saved it for August in response to MS. Then MS will have its S event along with the Price. Haven't seen Sony and MS compete like this since early 360 and PS3 days. Glad both are in strong positions this time around.
Rumors are that we won't be seeing The Initiative's title, since the studio has just founded in 2008, so don't get your hopes high for this one. Nevertheless, MS can still pull a hell of a show with Playground, Obsidian, 343 Industries, inXile and Turn 10 games.
"Whether this is Fable or not doesn’t really matter to me. Even if it is, I expect it to act as a clean reboot. What matters to me is Playground Games. That studio has continually crushed the Forza Horizon games, and I’m ready to see the studio take on an open-world on foot." Agree with that 100%. Fable or not, this is probably the most anticipated game coming from Microsoft for me.
I don't know why anyone would be shocked to hear that The Initiative's game won't be here. That studio just got formed 2 years ago and they had to build a team etc. Games take a long time to make. Also if Fable does get shown don't expect to be playing it anytime soon. Playground's second team has also still been being built over the past few years so that game is probably 2022 at the earliest.
Playground’s second team, i.e. the Fable team, has 200 staff and began development since around January 2018. It’s been more than two years now, and with that amount of staff, I’m thinking they will at least have something to show. But you’re right, release date might be a long way off depending on how fast Playground develops game and if whether or not MS’s RPG studios like Obsidian and inXile are helping with the project. https://www.eurogamer.net/a...
Playground had a bit of an advantage as they were already a formed company spawning off a new team. The Initiative is built from the ground up so more challenges in getting started. I will be somewhat disappointed if they don't show something, but I can understand it given the circumstances. Having said all that, it would behoove Microsoft to tell gamers in advance what NOT to expect from the event. Time to deflate expectations is now if it is needed.
Yeah I'm sure it will be shown but I think the game is still a ways off. Again it takes a lot of studios usually 3-4 years to do a sequel let alone a reboot of an old IP while you are building a team to do it. At the minimum you should expect it to take them 5 years to make it which would put it around 2022 at the earliest.
I'm expecting to see forza 8, its coming up to 3 years since 7 released, really looking forward to seeing the new engine and physics system they have been working on.
Still gotta run on weaker/old hardware so don't expect too big a jump.
A new Fable would be a master stroke.
I really wanna see what playground is working on. Everyone knows it’s fable and supposedly it’s looks fantastic. Also I want some surprises. I want a mike drop moment out of left field that no one sees coming.
what to expect? they've learned so much already so no holding back from ms... halo, gears and forza
Well they are rumored to be buying Warner brothers games. So mortal kombat and Batman might be Xbox exclusives. So keep saying stupid things and think you’re funny. But MS has learned they need more in-house developers and they have the cash to buy a lot of them and already have.
but...but...they already have the cash even way before... where were you when every green babies in forums were spouting how ms has a bottomless war chest at its disposal for its gaming division? so was it really stupid saying ms would have halo, gears and forza again in its lineup? stop being a snowflake when you know its true..
Ill believe it when i see it, phil loves to talk talk talk.
A new Project Gotham Racing would be top of my list, but it'll be another Forza. Or wel....
Ahhhh, this would be a Day 1 purchase!
Loved the PGR games...still have them all in my physical collection.
I'm definitely a Sony guy but I honestly want MS to have a good show. Hey, if there are some really good exclusives it might tempt me into getting a Series S or whatever the digital only version of the console will be. So, good luck and I hope all of the MS fans get what they are looking for out of this event!
Need more people here like you sir.
^ hilarious coming from you Timotim, arguably the biggest troll on this site.
Jeff Grubbs said on twitter today, expect to see Playgrounds new RPG at the show, but The Initiatives game wont be at the show. MS is probably saving it for XO20. It's disappointing we probably won't see it this month, but I get it. Matt Booty already said earlier, we will see The Initiatives new game in the next 12 months, so we know it's in the cards for 2020. It looks like we will for sure see Halo Infinite, Fable, Hellblade 2, Psychonauts 2, Gears Tactics for Xbox, and Forza 8. I'm sure we will see other 1st party stuff and 3rd party exclusives, but it's hard to confirm anything else.
Hang on a second hold the phone? Gears Tactics is no on Xbox right now?
It's only on PC.
It's the extremely-rare PC exclusive that Microsoft will occasionally still make. It's to also come to Xbox One, so they're gonna be saving that for XSX launch I'd bet. I think Age of Empires 4 and Flight Simulator 2020 are also PC exclusive, but I don't recall if they'll be truly exclusive or move to Xbox later like Gears Tactics.
@Tacoboto I Flight Simulator will be coming to Xbox later. I don't believe AoE 4 is confirmed at this point, but I expect it will as well.
You Missed the Flight Simulator, Everwild, new content for Sea of Theifs, Cup Head DLC is also missing in action, Batlletoads, Wastlands 3, and some more.
I forgot about Everwild. Definitely want to see more of that. Fight Sim is probably a given too.
I doubt ill watch it but ill be happy to see another Forza game. Unless MS want to really surprise me and bring back Project Gotham Racing.
That would be for the best.
I would very much like a new Fable. So, I'm hyped for that. Any new IP is welcome though. I doubt we'll see Flight Simulator, but good Lord does it look sweet.
Microsoft has so many studios now and with Game Pass' effect that it's impossible to predict really (who'd have thought Everwild before, say, a Banjo or Conker revival? Or even Gears Tactics becoming a thing that's actually well-rated?)
We should see some games that the masses are not aware of
I want to be excited for XB SX as the current gen I abandoned them half way through due to not so great exclusives. Sony and Nintendo was my main driver and I hope to return because I miss thy controller lol. The best controller in gaming since the N64 and GameCube. If they disappoint then sod it im done.
AAA exclusive, Duracell Battery: The Game
When I look to this event, I will only look for RPGs. Any game not an RPG will be irrelevant to my purchasing decisions. Full stop.
Hopefully the Warner Bro’s Interactive rumor is true! But that news is not allowed on N4G, because the source is anonymous ...
They are talking about it on ign.
They are talking about it on Gamespot, WindowsCentral, etc... But not on N4G.
lol...you are here talking about it on n4g.
I "expect" to be disappointed but I will be delighted if they overachieve.
Man,....come to think of it I’d love to see any of the following next-gen announcements: Kung Fu Chaos, Bloodwake, Rallysport Challenge, Crimson Skies, a Brute Force reboot, Jade Empire sequel, Blinx or Conker reboot, a Kameo sequel, a Tenchu or Ninja Gaiden, Banjo Kazooie remake/reboot, a New Killer Instict or Virtua Fighter and Fable game would all be very welcome additions to the Xbox roster. I can’t say I’m too interested in the perfect dark game I keep hearing about, much rather see this extreme caliber new studio work on a new IP Xbox can sell their brand with than another rehashed old 1st person shooter to compete with CyberPunk and DeusEx IMO of course.
I was watching a delusional touruver xbox fanboy talking about the games in the show and wow they are all the same games halo which got destroyed by destiny. Gear which is a good game but because of game lass a 6 7 hrs long i heard. Forza 14? I lost count is amazing how they make so many so often. They should take more time and make it more realistic like gran turismo i heard is a step above still but forza content and been made so often definitely dethrone gt. Then thy mentioned all old ip that never had huge impact and don't anymore is like bragging about banjo Kazooie lol nobody cares about those ips they where okay before but whatever not. Is like if sony brags about ranche n clark haha they keep making them but it's because it aim to kids ir teens but they don't call it the best game ever. Acording to this delusional fanvoy fable will be best rpg . Talks about halo like if is cod or battlefield and not even close. That was like 2 generation ago haaha
So did you leave Hell blade 2 and ninja theories 2nd game they are working on out for a certain reason ? What about the Fable game rumored to rival Witcher 3 graphics and size ? Or the RPGs being worked on from acquired studios ? There is a lot of content the studios they purchased is working on. Xbox knows they needed more 1st party and they took aim at that last year and then we still don’t know what the initiative is working on. Plus Microsoft is in the running to buy WB games and Rare’s Everwild game. Sure seems like you missed a few .
Fable was never a sistem seller it was a ok game to bad. They can talk all they want. Bt everything thy will show is more of them same and worse thy are trying o revive ips that they where never amazing and acting like they where gotys so please. They will show more o the same Fable halo gesrs forza prfec dark the other old ip that only 1% of gamers remember.. i will be surprised if they are making a new ip is amazing so many new studios etc just to keep doing the same which wasn't good enough before and i don't see how will be good enough now. Makes no sense. How Microsoft hypes their fanboys fall for it wow. I will be amazed if they show one new AAA ip just one but with all the studios they got and we will still not see i happen. You can say fable will be as big as witcher 3 . But that takes talent Microsoft studios don't have and time probably at least 5 years of development on a 500 or is 1000 people studio. Good luck with the forza horizon maker to reach that level its not that easy i don't see it happening. Fable is not even been made by the original mkers your expectations are ridiculous. They are not been made by a rpg proven studio neither i mean it all leads to failure i don't understand how xbox fans fall for Microsoft bs
SSj27 Fable is a reboot and the graphics are said to be Cutting edge , team is 200 people and game has been in development for 2 years and its not coming until 2022 is the rumor . So 4 years & 200 people , and if you don’t like xbox games or hardware then what the F do you care to begin with other than having yourself seen complaining ? I am a xbox first gamer so i have a lot riding on the 23rd E3 showing for xbox . I know what I’m getting out of sony a bunch of single player games that i wait to hit greatest hit status . But i like to support both platforms . As long as sony runs bug snack and that cat game at 60FPS ill be happy 🙄
Viva pinata in 6k 120fps.
To be honest Xbox needs something to get more people on their side, and for me it new IPs or create great things with some of them. I'm tired of hearing Halo, Gears of War and Forza being the main dish when they can have for example a good Battletoads game(not the Kim Possible art style one IMHO), imagine a new Conker, Perfect Dark or even Fable.. they have really powerful names to create awesome world's instead of keep beating dead horses. On the other side of they really want to have the upper hand would be making online free like Pc have all this years, paying gamepass and having online would be a beast combo! But I know... We can dream right?
Fable is coming , it’s the worst kept secret. They are going to have a very solid line up on the July 23rd show.
perfect dark fable big names? Hahaha only to the 1% 5% if lucky. And that was like 20 years ago and 15. Let's be realistic don't fall for the hype. Is been made by a team b forza to make the game you are wishing and been hype you need new talent which they don't got and at least a 100 million budgets abd over 5 years of development time from over 500 to 1000 workers. At most it will be a ok game like it was and i dont see anything wrong with that. But hyping it to be the new witcher 3 is delusional haha
@ssj27 I said Fable and perfect Dark just to try to add more names on it lol. I don't fall for the hype of any company now a days, it's just dumb to be a blind consumer just buying everything without some information before. So let's wait for the 23...
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