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Xbox Games Showcase: Watch the live stream here [video]

Microsoft will be hosting the second Xbox Games Showcase on Thursday 23 July. Here’s what you need to know.

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Microsoft will be hosting its second virtual gaming event, the Xbox Games Showcase. Developers will showcase all the new games coming to the upcoming next-generation console, the Xbox Series X.

However, Microsoft has remained on course to release games for the Windows 10. Basically, all current and next-gen Xbox games will be released on PC simultaneously.

Xbox Game Showcase: What you need to know

The first Xbox games showcase focused primarily on third-party titles that would be released during the Xbox Series X’s launch window later this year. Xbox may just be shaking it up with some exclusive reveals this time around.

When will the Xbox Game Showcase take place?

The event kicks off at 18:00 South African Time (SAST), however, I’d suggest you log on an hour sooner to join Summer Game Founder Geoff Keighley for a pre-show, including a Halo Infinite Gameplay reveal.

The post-show event will be handled by Xbox games marketing GM Aaron Greenberg and developers, so there’d be plenty of highlights and updates to look out for. The pre- and post-shows are brought to you care of YouTube Gaming.

Greenberg said that the show will be approximately one hour long and will focus on “just games.” That means, unfortunately, no details about the upcoming Xbox Series X console or any Xbox business-related matters. 

Watch: the Xbox Game Showcase

You can also watch it on any of the Xbox’s official social media accounts:,,,,

What to expect

Microsoft has also hinted that fans would see an extended look at Halo Infinite, along with other first-party games developed and published by Xbox Games Studio.

Rumour has it that we may get a sneak peek at Senua’ Saga: Hellblade 2 and Psychonauts 2. Perhaps a look at Assassin’s Creed Valhalla too, Obsidian’s Grounded, inXile’s Wasteland 3, and maybe Rare’s Everwild.

To take it one step further, Microsoft also released nearly 80 demo games ahead of the showcase. These demos will be free to play until 27 July 2020, so if you had plans this weekend, we’d suggest you cancel.

Lastly, The Verge pointed out that several games — including Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2 and Flight Simulator — were showcased at E3 back in 2019 but are yet to be released. Updates, anyone?

“Any of those could reappear, although Elden Ring feels like a long shot. Though if it isn’t shown, the fanart scene will probably only get more intense and gruesome.”

Also read — Free Xbox games: Here’s how to play more than 70 demo games