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Microsoft confirms Xbox Games Showcase will take place later this month

Microsoft has announced its long-awaited Xbox Games Showcase, which is set to feature a number of major titles in the works for its next-generation console. 

Having been rumoured a number of times in recent months, Microsoft has finally emerged from the gaming mines to confirm it will be holding an extensive showcase later this month.

July 23rd to be exact, is when players can expect the technological giant to showcase a number of games coming to Xbox Series X, Xbox One and PC. Sadly, Microsoft isn’t doing next-gen exclusives just yet, so don’t expect any of those. 

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In terms of what games we expect to see make an appearance, Halo Infinite is a definite contender. 343 Industries posted a video online recently which hints at a major faction returning in the upcoming sequel. 

It’s possible more teasers will arrive in the coming weeks, too. Our money is on Halo Infinite being confirmed as a flagship launch title with a huge gameplay presentation. We’ve seen nothing from it for over a year, so it’s about time 343 Industries showed us what Infinite is all about. 

Beyond this, Microsoft’s exclusive slate is surprisingly barebones for the next-generation. Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga will likely make an appearance, but given it’s being developed using Unreal Engine 5, we can’t picture it arriving until 2021 at the earliest. 

There’s also the long-rumoured Fable 4, which has allegedly been in development at Playground Games for a number of years now. This would not only be a welcome return for the beloved franchise, but a huge launch title for the new platform.

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Microsoft doesn’t really have a flagship RPG franchise, so this could fill a major void in its portfolio. These three games aside, much of what the event might contain remains a mystery. Microsoft has acquired several studios in recent years, so we’re expecting a few big surprises.