Highlighted Favorites From The Xbox Games Showcase

Today, July 23, Xbox had a very impressive showcase in which a large number of games were displayed and revealed.

Heavy hitters like Halo Infinite, Forza, and Destiny 2 were just a few out of the many which are not only coming to Xbox Series X but coming to Xbox Game Pass as well.

Here are some of the games which stood out to us and we can’t wait to play.

An image captured within the Fable announcement trailer which highlights the land you’ll eventually be able to explore.

Fable – OK, to be fair, we didn’t see any gameplay during the Fable reveal, which is being developed by Playground Games, the studio behind the Forza franchise. Nevertheless, I’m incredibly happy to see a return to the series as it’s been quite some time since we’ve been able to traverse the world of Albion — assuming that’s where we are heading back to in the newest installment.

There have been rumors floating around the internet for quite some time which have alluded to Fable being developed by Playground Games and today that rumor has been confirmed. 

As of right now, an official release date has yet to be set for Fable, nor has an official title been set in place for the game, which leads me to believe that it won’t be out for quite some time. (2022, maybe?) Either way, I’m very excited to eventually be able to play Fable when it hits the Xbox Series X. – Peter Lopez

State of Decay 3 logo image. Credit: Xbox Media Assets.

State of Decay 3 – Much like the other games which were shown during the Xbox Showcase, State of Decay 3 debuted with only a cinematic trailer but I cannot be any happier.

This reveal in particular literally made me shout, “Oh hell yeah, baby!” I was a huge fan of the second installment and played a ton of it (I even reviewed it for The State of Games!) on the Xbox One back at launch. 

The cinematic visuals displayed during the showcase had my cheeks turn rosey red and it likely raised my blood-pressure (in a good way!) a few points, but all of this was said and done in excitement. 

Now we didn’t, much like the others, receive an official release date or even a window, but this one will be on my radar until it launches on the Xbox Series X. – Peter Lopez

An image of a really nasty-looking spider in the game Ground. Image source: Xbox Media Assets.

Grounded – I’m most interested in Obsidian’s Grounded.

It’s being called a “survival adventure,” which is not something I’d typically enjoy. 

What has me keeping an eye on it is the setting’s feel of 1989’s “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” not something I expected to see in 2020. 

Grounded is also coming to Steam, and I may just give it a try. – David Quigley