The Inside Xbox show on May 7, dedicated to third-party games from the Xbox Series X, is only the first step in a vast communication plan concocted by Microsoft. Until the end of 2020, the manufacturer will speak each month to inform players about its news. This new meeting responds to the name of “Xbox 20/20”.
The initiative is presented by Jerret West, Chief Marketing Officer at Xbox, in this post freshly published. He first returns to the current health context which is turning this year 2020 upside down, chosen for the launch of new generation consoles: “We had to rethink our plans to celebrate together important milestones in the evolution of video games, since we can no longer all physically gather in one place”, can we read.
The firm reaffirms despite all its main axes: the release of the Xbox Series X and Halo Infinite at the end of the year, accompanied by games from the “best development teams in the world”, the strengthening of the Xbox Game Pass catalog, the deployment of the Cloud gaming platform Project xCloud, which will be “available in the Xbox Game Pass” as ad Phil Spencer (without further details), and the release of titles like Wasteland 3, Minecraft: Dungeons and Microsoft Flight Simulator. Otherwise, we are told that “All 15 Xbox Game Studios are working on next-generation titles for the Xbox Series X and the Xbox Game Pass”.
Speaking of games, if the Inside Xbox of May 7 will focus on the titles of partners like Ubisoft (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla) scheduled for Xbox Series X, Microsoft will not be long in evoking its house productions:
For the following Xbox 20/20s, we have of course a very rich program to come. I can already tell you that in July, the focus will be on games developed by Xbox Game Studios. Our teams are eager to share new gameplay footage, how they take advantage of the capabilities of the Xbox Series X and announce new titles.
To return to the appointment next Thursday, Microsoft will also discuss games that will benefit from the Smart Delivery function. It will allow you to buy a title like Cyberpunk 2077 on Xbox One, and then receive the optimized Xbox Series X version for free as soon as it is available.
All of the games you’ll see will be optimized for the Xbox Series X, which means they’re designed to make the most of the features of the Xbox Series X, from 4K resolution to 120fps, to DirectStorage, DirectX raytracing, ultra-fast load times and more.
Inside Xbox of May 7 will be broadcast from 5 p.m., with French subtitles on Mixer and Facebook. Last thing: Microsoft shared the video below on YouTube, which appears to be the start screen for the Xbox Series X.