The new Xbox was shown off at the fifth annual Game Awards, during a show that also saw a slew of new game announcements, release date reveals, and trailers.
It’s called Xbox: Series X. How will people abbreviate that? Xbox SX? And it looks like a computer or, perhaps, a Sonos. In an official Xbox post that went up right after the Series X trailer, Xbox chief Phil Spencer also revealed that the console’s new controller will include a share button, making it easier to cap and share screenshots and videos.
We asked if it’s Series X exclusive or will also run on Xbox One, and an Xbox rep replied: “At The Game Awards, we shared that Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II will be available exclusively on Xbox consoles and PC.”
It’s the third game in the series (the second was called Bravely Second), first on Switch, and slated for 2020 release.
The trailer didn’t show much, but the YouTube description is intriguing: “Each journey is unique and tailored to the actions taken—a series of high stakes stories where everything counts and the world reacts to the choices you make. Form a posse or venture forth alone into an otherworldly confines of the Weird West and make each legend your own.”
It’s a strategy, turn-based RPG created by a team that includes Joe Madureira, of Darksiders fame. (Oh, and there was a second spin-off shown. It’s a platformer called Convergence, or Conv/rgence if you’re looking for the way they spell it.)
Lots more details here.
A brief trailer was short on details.
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps: March 11
- Control’s The Foundation expansion: March 26
- Gears Tactics: April 28
- PS4 exclusive Ghost Of Tsushima is slated for summer 2020.
Phew! That’s a lot. And there are still plenty of games to play now before all these games of the future arrive.
[Correction Dec 13, 9:41am—The Apex Legends entry originally mis-titled the game as Overwatch.]