Over the last few months, we've seen a lot of details about what's under the hood of the next generation of console hardware. Now, it's time to see some more of the games those boxes can play.
Xbox announced today that it will be premiering next-gen gameplay from global partners on next week's Inside Xbox. Set for May 7 at 8 a.m. PT, the announcement teases a "first look" at some games for the Xbox Series X.
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Check out First Look next-gen gameplay from our global developers partners within #InsideXbox on Thursday, May 7 at 8am PT. pic.twitter.com/xVdgIeRBJX
The list of games currently set for next-gen consoles has been slowly growing over time. For the Xbox Series X, Hellblade 2: Senua's Saga was revealed alongside the console last December, and Halo Infinite has been a constant for the system. Just today, Assassin's Creed Valhalla was confirmed for next-gen systems as well, including the Xbox Series X. (Ubisoft has confirmed that an Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay trailer will be shown at the showcase.)
Xbox's Aaron Greenberg tweeted out about the showcase, saying that he's pumped to see Xbox partners showing their first looks and that Xbox Game Studios teams are "hard at work on some big summer plans." Next week's showcase is likely to center on third-party games, it seems.
Microsoft has spent the last several years making some big studio purchases to bolster its Xbox Game Studios, and so the potential for first-party releases on the Series X alongside third-party games is big. This summer could be a 1-2 punch from Xbox, with third-party games up front and first-party reveals to follow.
Either way, we've got some next-gen gameplay to look forward to next week. In lieu of a big event like E3 this year, at least we'll still get some big showcases.