Xbox Games Showcase live stream: when is the next episode of Inside Xbox, will it have Xbox Series X news, and what is the Xbox 2020 video series?

After an underwhelming event earlier this summer, Xbox will be hoping their next Xbox Games Showcase can bring fans back to their consoles.

by Rob Leane

Microsoft has announced a new video series called Xbox 20/20, part of the Inside Xbox brand, which will serve fans a monthly morsel of Xbox Series X news in the build-up to the launch of the console.

“Every month will bring something different,” Microsoft is promising on the Xbox Wire, so these monthly videos certainly sound appealing from a fan’s point of view.

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We have, after all, been chomping at the bit for Xbox Series X news in recent months – we’ve obsessed over the loading times, the Smart Delivery service, the ray-tracing graphics, and every other detail available.

The promise of new announcements is very welcome, so here is everything you need to know about Xbox 20/20 and the Xbox Games Showcases.

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What is Xbox 20/20?

Xbox 20/20 is a video series that will carry on the grand tradition of Inside Xbox videos. There will be a new video released monthly, as we gear up for the launch of Xbox Series X in the holiday season at the end of 2020.

As Microsoft announced on the Xbox Wire: “These monthly moments will take place throughout the rest of the year and will be a way for us to engage, connect and celebrate with you about what’s in store for the next generation of gaming, including what’s next for Xbox Series X, Xbox Game Studios, Xbox Game Pass and Project xCloud.”

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When was the last Xbox Games Showcase?

The first Xbox 20/20 video was broadcast at 8 a.m. PDT on May 7th 2020, and the latest Xbox event, known as the Xbox Games Showcase, took place on Thursday 23 July at 9 AM PT/5 PM BST.

Microsoft promised this on the Xbox Wire: “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.”

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How to watch the Xbox Games Showcase

You can tune in to Inside Xbox and Xbox Games Showcase on the official Xbox Mixer, Twitch, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube accounts. Click any of those links to make sure you follow Xbox on your platform of choice!

The event was streamed at 1080p/60fps, and is now available to watch in a VOD at 4K/60fps here:

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What did we see at the Xbox Games Showcase?

After the previous Xbox event focused on third-party titles, the latest Games Showcase was dedicated to first-party games.

We saw a first look at the Halo Infinite campaign, including gameplay, and learned more about Hellblade II, The Medium, Everwild and Crossfire

Xbox also announced some huge new titles including a new Fable game, Avowed, S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2, and Tell Us Why.

You can see our full breakdown of the Xbox Games Showcase here.

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What will we see in the next Inside Xbox event?

Prior to the event, Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg tweeted that the Xbox Games Showcase has “one focus, games. No business, devices or similar news, just games. A whole show about hour-long focused on games.”

This was exactly the case, with Xbox giving us no new information surrounding the hardware itself.

We expect that the next Inside Xbox event will focus on this instead, announcing the release date and price point of the Xbox Series X, as well as finally revealing the rumoured Xbox Series S.

Also, we’d love to see some actual hands-on footage of someone playing on the Xbox Series X.

The next dump of Xbox information will likely come at the end of August, near to when Xbox makes its appearance at Gamescom 2020.

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Rob Leane