The future of Xbox is bright with Halo Infinite, Everwild and more

Xbox Games Showcase
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Xbox shows off a handful of exciting new games for the next generation.

A few days ago, Microsoft hosted its Xbox Games Showcase, previewing a slew of titles coming to Xbox Series X and PC. While not every game showcased was considered the best of the best, there were definitely some titles that stuck out. Most notably, the highly touted Halo Infinite.

Microsoft started off with a bang, as the first game to be highlighted was the long-awaited Halo Infinite. On the surface, the reveal for Infinite was what most gamers would expect from the Halo franchise despite some criticism that the game is lacking in the graphics department. 343 Industries studio head, Chris Lee briefly discusses some of the key features for Infinite:

"“For the first time, players will have the freedom to explore a mysterious new Halo ring that’s several times larger than our last two Halo games combined. Halo Infinite has been built from the ground up to take full advantage of Xbox Series X. Bigger battles, epic vistas, more complex visual effects displayed with 10 times the processing power per pixel of Halo 5. This will be running at a flawless 60 frames per second and will allow us to bring the Halo ring to life in ways that have never been possible before.”."

If you prefer something new as opposed to an already established franchise, Everwild might just be the fix you’re yearning for. Executive producer, Louise O’Connor stated, “Everwild will give to you a magical and untamed natural world for you to explore and truly lose yourself in.” She went on to describe the game as “a place to be eternal.”

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Conspicuous by their absence, Assasin’s Creed Valhalla and Madden NFL 21 were not included in the showcase. That being said, it seems as though gamers will have to wait until we get closer to the aforementioned release dates to find out more info on each game.

Luckily, that wasn’t the case for Obsidian’s Peril on Gorgon. From the humor and uniqueness of the narration in its trailer to its animation style, Obsidian’s The Outer World’s Peril on Gorgon gets me hyped the most. Unlike the previous titles mentioned in this preview, Peril on Gorgon is set to be released as  DLC for The Outer Worlds.

Besides the titles highlighted from the showcase in this post including, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, Phantasy Star Online 2, Tetris Effect: Connected, and The Gunk, plus more. It should be noted that some of the games announced will be released for multiple platforms, while others will be released exclusively for the Xbox Series X console which is still set to be launched this holiday season.