Xbox Summer Game Fest to let you play unreleased titles

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Xbox summer games festival

Now that people can’t converge in person to enjoy shows like E3 and PAX, many are turning to digital gaming events, which may have their own element of fanfare and thrill. A case in point is the upcoming Xbox Summer Game Fest.

If you’re an Xbox fan, mark July 21, 2020 in your calendar. That date is the beginning of a week-long event during which you’ll get to play demos of prerelease Xbox games.

Xbox Summer Game Fest offers 60+ downloadable

The event takes place from July 21 to July 27. It may not offer the spectacle of a live in-person event, but it gives you an opportunity to sample your favorite Xbox One games before they come out.

However, these games are a work in progress. And Glenn Gregory, Product Marketing Manager, Xbox, adds that the games will keep evolving before hitting general availability. As such, the final product may look or feel different from the version you sampled during the event.

But you should also note that these games will continue to evolve and be polished as they near release. In other words, think of these as akin to “show floor demos” and not necessarily indicative of the final product.

The Xbox Summer Game Fest demos will be available for free, so don’t hesitate to download your favorite titles when the time comes. Also, keep in mind that the games will disappear once the digital gaming festival is over.

Microsoft confirmed at least 60 titles that will be available during the event, including Cris Tales, Destroy All Humans!, Haven, Hellpoint, and Skatebird. The list may expand to 100 before July 21, 2020.

The Xbox 20/20 is another event that may grab your attention this month. Microsoft created it as an Xbox roadmap that gives a preview of the console’s upcoming features and games. In May, the event showcased next-gen gameplay featuring Xbox Series X-optimized titles.

Are you ready for the Xbox Summer Game Fest? Share your expectations or views via the comments section below.

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