The first Xbox Series X gameplay will be shown on May 7th, but what games will be there? Here are five titles we want to see
Come hell or high water, it definitely seems like we are getting two new, next-generation consoles this holiday season. Sony has been mostly quiet about the PlayStation 5 with snippets of information here and there. Microsoft, on the other hand, has been rolling full steam ahead since late last year, giving us a detailed look at the Xbox Series X console itself, specs, extensive backwards compatibility feature and controller. One thing has been absent thus far though: games.
We really haven’t seen much in the way of any next-generation games. A few clips here and there of things that will likely be cross-gen but nothing specifically developed for a next-generation console that likely will not be available for and arguably not even possible on current-gen hardware. That changes this Thursday with a new episode of Inside Xbox, where Microsoft has confirmed we will in fact see games from “global developers partners” on the upcoming episode:
“Global development partners” certainly implies that most, if not all of what will be seeing if from third parties (i.e. Assassin’s Creed: Vikings from Ubisoft will show its first gameplay during this), but that doesn’t mean we won’t see one or two first-party titles at least teased as well. Here are five games we are really hoping to see during this Thursday’s Inside Xbox:
Starfield/Elder Scrolls VI
Bethesda finally announced two games we all knew were coming two years ago at E3 but we haven’t heard a peep since. We know they may still be a bit of a ways off, but these are two games that were already being developed with the next generation in mind, and it’s been nearly a decade since Skyrim (and Starfield has already been pegged as Elder Scrolls in space).
It’s time for some kind of new footage; something more than a logo. What is the premise of either of these titles? What’s new? What makes them different from other open-world Bethesda action-RPG titles to get us excited because I’m getting a little tired of that formula honestly?
Most importantly, what does Starfield & Elder Scrolls VI being developed for the next-generation of consoles mean in terms of gameplay? I’m sure they’ll look prettier and run smoother but what does that free you up to do? More articulate A.I.? Dragons that don’t fly backwards?
It would be great if these games (and others) would be able to sell us on why we really need these new consoles so badly because aside from slightly prettier graphics and faster loading times, no one has done a great job at that yet. However, we are also really just getting started on the next-gen hype train so there is still quite and bit of wait and see.