Xbox Series X Event COUNTDOWN: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Halo Infinite, Cyberpunk, Time, Date, Predictions, PS5, 20/20 & more

Join us as we enter the Xbox Series X event countdown, and take a look at what we expect to see revealed!

by Ramzi Musa
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Xbox is about to start ramping up its content ahead of Series X.

Not only will they be revealing some gameplay from a whole host of major games at Inside Xbox this week, but they have backed that up with the announcement of monthly updates up until release.

Xbox Series X Event Date and Time

The event is set to start on Thursday 7 May 2020 at 11am ET / 4pm BST.

How to watch

The event will be shown through Microsoft’s latest edition of Inside Xbox.

This is Microsoft’s new platform to showcase breaking announcements and glimpses of Next Gen.

READ MORE: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Xbox Series X Gameplay Reveal

Available to stream in 4K/UHD on supported services and platforms, you can watch the event on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.

Xbox Series X Game Announcements

So the big question is, what can we expect to see in terms of games from the Xbox Series X event?

Well, there a few that come to mind that we could end up seeing and some which have been confirmed.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

We’ve seen the epic trailer, we’ve heard about the gameplay mechanics, we’ve even hear about the Viking rap battles – but could we see some in-game footage?

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NEXT-WHEN? We could see Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay hit our screen on the 7th May

Ubisoft confirmed that they will be showing Assassin’s Creed Valhalla at the event.

If so, we’re extremely excited to see either male or female Eivor come alive with Next Gen graphics!

Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite, the next in the awesome Halo series, may not be showcased in the event.

This prediction is based on earlier tweets from Aaron Greenberg – General Manager of Microsoft Studios marketing group and Head of Global Product Marketing.

His tweet reads, ‘the Xbox Game Studios teams are hard at work on some big summer plans…’

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SUMMER LOVIN’: The tweet appears to suggest that the in house teams will reveal at a later point

This could be interpreted as subtly letting people know that this is more of a third party focus, than a chance to show games like Halo Infinite amongst others.

With no official list of games being shown at the event so far, we’ll have to wait and see!

Cyberpunk 2077

Another possibility will be a chance to see some more Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay.

The game looked fantastic in the gameplay we’ve seen so far, however that was only early in development footage and didn’t represent the final product.

With the game’s release not too far off, it’ll be interesting to see if the event shows how it runs on Xbox Series X.

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WAITING PATIENTLY: Fans have been waiting for Cyberpunk 2077 for sometime, but it looks well worth it!

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

The first game was incredible in so many ways. The emotional and deeply relevant story combined perfectly with the stylish combat and visuals.

We could get a chance to see this game in action at the event, however there has been very little information on the upcoming game released so far.

It would be a welcome surprise if it made its way into the event. Until then – take a look at the hauntingly intense trailer for yourself.

HELL YEAH: Anticipation is high for the next instalment in the Hellblade series

The event is set to show some Xbox Series X games and we really can’t wait to see the full line up.

Be sure to keep checking back into this page, as we’ll be updating it regularly with all the latest new and more.

Gods & Monsters

A game Microsoft has promoted at any of its events has been Gods & Monsters.

Although not an Xbox exclusive, Gods & Monsters is being hyped as a Breath of the Wild-type game for console.

Throw in the fact that it is produced by Ubisoft, developers of Assassin’s Creed, it makes perfect sense to be teased once again at Inside Xbox.

20/20

Xbox has recently announced the launch of “20/20” which will see more Xbox Series X announcements every month ahead of the console’s release.

So buckle up, and stay tuned for more info every 30 days.

What about PS5?

There are two trains of thought here:

  1. Xbox is starting to put pressure on PlayStation by stating they are going to have these announcements
  2. PlayStation is biding its time, allowing Xbox to show its hand before revealing the PS5 in full

Now, it may be the case that both of these are true, but the one thing PlayStation must be careful of is release dates and pre-orders.

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HOLDING FIRE – We are yet to see the PS5 console

Presumably, with both consoles set for a “Holiday 2020” release, they will most likely be released during the same week.

READ MORE: Will the PS5 be better than Xbox Series X?

However, whichever console confirms the exact release date first, and first to open up pre-orders, will have a huge advantage.

READ MORE: PS5 Design, everything we know so far…

Ramzi Musa

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