Xbox Series X First Look event puts games in the spotlight

Xbox Series X

Enough with the specs, let’s see some games!


Since Microsoft announced the Xbox Series X last December, the company has kept a tight lid on what games for the console will look like. That changes a bit next week, when Inside Xbox shows off the next-generation device. 

The First Look event for the Xbox Series X will happen at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT on May 7, according to a tweet from the official Xbox Twitter account Thursday. Games from the company’s global developer partners will be on display during the show. Microsoft told IGN that its first-party games will be shown later in the summer. 

One of the games likely to be touted on May 7 is the recently announced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The latest entry in the franchise made its debut Wednesday and will be released on the Xbox Series X. Another possible title is Cyberpunk 2077. The sci-fi RPG is slated for release in September, but it’ll come out on Microsoft’s newest console and will make use of the gadget’s Smart Delivery feature, which lets owners of the Xbox One version upgrade for free to the Series X version. 

In March, Microsoft revealed specs for the Xbox Series X, which is powered by a Zen 2 processor running at 3.8GHz and a custom RDNA 2 GPU at 1.825GHz to create 12 teraflops. One of the big additions to the console is the 1TB SSD that promises to not only make games load faster but also boasts the ability to let users jump right back where they left off across several games, with a feature called Quick Resume.

The Xbox Series X is set for release during the 2020 holiday season. Microsoft has yet to reveal the price.