A lot of people thought Microsoft didn’t bring it to their last showcase, but did they bring it today? I think they did.
We got our first actual look at Halo Infinite, which really should be called Halo Nostalgia: and that’s a compliment. We also got some new reveals like STALKER 2 (who wouldn’t want that bombshell?), as well as silly things like witnessing Jack Black sing into a microphone for his “Mote of Light” character for Psychonauts 2 (which is looking more enticing the more we see it). Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis also quickly shot up to my “top 10 most anticipated games” list.
Also, Fable is back! If that wasn’t the “confused clap” announcement of the show (the year?) I don’t know what is. That series has been a hot mess arguably after the first game, so we can only hope that things are going back to basics here. We’ve heard rumors of a Fable reboot for years, and the quick use of the phrase “Fable” in the new trailer seems to indicate that direction.
So yeah, video games! More are coming, most of them later this year all at once with giant expensive consoles we still don’t know the price of. This summer of reveals has been exhausting. Hopefully when these reveals actually come out, we get a “reveal break” for a bit.
- Here’s our first real look at Halo Infinite
- State of Decay 3 is heading to Xbox Series X and PC
- Rare offers an expanded look at its spiritual adventure Everwild
- Forza Motorsport is going to look incredible on Xbox Series X
- Microsoft is working on an ‘Xbox Series X version’ of Ori and the Will of the Wisps using its ‘crazy power’
- The first chapter of Dontnod’s Tell Me Why hits August 27
- Avowed is a new epic fantasy RPG coming from Obsidian
- Look at this big-ass Battletoad in Grounded!
- Hellblade 2 is Euro-tripping to to Iceland
- The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon launches on September 9
- As Dusk Falls is an interactive drama about crime, family, and the American Southwest
- Jack Black sings on the Psychonauts 2 soundtrack
- Tetris Effect: Connected is coming later this year
- As things weren’t looking grim enough, S.T.A.L.K.E.R will return
- Bloober’s new game The Medium shows how it renders both the real world and spirit world at the same time
- Warhammer 40,000: Darktide may be your next co-op shooter obsession
- Destiny 2 is sliding onto Xbox Game Pass in September
- Suck up all the goo in The Gunk
- Phantasy Star Online 2 journeys onto Xbox Series X with New Genesis
- Hopefully CrossfireX is more inventive than its name is
- Fable closed out the Xbox Games Showcase