This update will be taking place at 1am AEST on Friday (we’ll have everything for you when you wake up) and will showcase a variety of third party games that will be coming to Xbox Series X, highlighting those games that use Smart Delivery (buying the game once to play on this gen and next gen). This is confirmed to include Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla as well as Cyberpunk 2077.
Fast forward to July, where Xbox will showcase first party games that Xbox Games Studios are working on. Oddly enough, June isn’t mentioned, although it has been rumoured that this is when they’ll provide more actual release details for the console (pricing and release date).
Here’s a bit more about how Xbox plan to unveil things over the next few months:
For the Xbox 20/20 May update, we will focus on giving you a first look at next-gen gameplay, trailers and sneak peeks from a wide variety of publishing partners and independent developers across the globe and industry, including Ubisoft’s recently announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and hear from game creators about what they’re doing with their games on Xbox Series X.
We’ll be confirming games that utilize our new Smart Delivery feature, which ensures that you always play the best version of the games you own for your console, across generations. And all the games you’ll see will be Xbox Series X Optimized, meaning they are built to take advantage of the powerful Xbox Series X features that make games look and feel incredible, including 4K resolution at up to 120 frames per second, DirectStorage, hardware-accelerated DirectX raytracing, super-fast load times and much more.
In July, we will dedicate time to focus on the incredible games coming from Xbox Game Studios. A number of our studio teams are looking forward to sharing first looks at new gameplay, insights from development teams being optimized for Xbox Series X, and brand-new game announcements. We cannot wait to share this initial look at what some of those teams are working on.