Tonnes of new games were announced, and are on the way to PC and Xbox consoles, both current generation and Next Generation with the Xbox Series X. We’ve listed all the big releases in this article, so let’s get into it.
What was shown at the Xbox Games Showcase?
Tonnes of awesome games were shown and announced at the games showcase – both next-gen games and titles that are coming to the Xbox Games Pass soon. Here’s some highlights of what’s coming:
- Halo Infinite: An open-world take on the series, and the newest installment, coming “Holiday 2020.”
- Fable: A returning fantasy title of massive praise, no release date has been announced.
- Forza Motorsport: The newest installment in the Forza series, no release date has been announced.
- Avowed: A new fantasy role-playing game being developed by Obsidian, a studio famous for RPGs. No release date has been announced.
- Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2: The follow-up to 2017’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, coming November 2020.
Get Xbox All Access through Telstra
If you love Xbox and the great value the Game Pass gives you, then you might love Telstra’s Xbox All Access deal. Through Telstra you can get an Xbox One and the Xbox Game Pass bundled together, along with online multiplayer, from $27 per month over a 24 month period (minimum cost $648, plus broadband fees). This is a great way of not throwing too much money at games but still having a massive library of titles to pick from – it’s basically a streaming service for games!
The following table shows a selection of published Telstra NBN plans on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of standard monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool above to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.
All the other games shown at the Xbox Games Showcase
- Warhammer 40,000: Darktide, coming in 2021
- Dragon Quest 11, coming in December
- Tetris Effect: Connected, coming in December
- Psychonauts 2, coming in 2021
- Watch Dogs: Legion, coming October 29 2020
- Stalker 2, no release date has been announced
- Hello Neighbour 2, coming 2021
- Destiny 2, coming to Xbox Game Pass in September 2020
- The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon, coming September 9 2020
- Grounded, coming July 28 2020
- CrossfireX, coming in 2020
- ExoMecha, coming in 2021
- Echo Generation, coming in 2021
- Balan Wonderland, coming in 2021
- Tell Me Why, coming in 2020
- The Gunk, coming in 2021
- Medium, coming in December 2020
- Phantasy Star Online 2, coming in 2021
Here’s all the games that were shown at the Xbox Games Showcase that don’t have a release date yet:
- State of Decay 3
- As Dusk Falls
Internet plans for gamers
If you’re gaming in 2020, there’s one thing I can promise you that you’ll need – a decent internet connection. Thankfully there’s plenty of providers on the market that offer plans optimised for gamers. You’ll find several of them in the table below.
The following table shows a selection of published gaming-ready NBN plans from MyRepublic and Aussie Broadband on Canstar Blue’s database, listed in order of monthly cost, from the lowest to highest, and then by alphabetical order of provider. Use our comparison tool to see plans from a range of other providers. This is a selection of products with links to a referral partner.
When will the Xbox Series X be released?
We don’t have an exact date for when the Xbox Series X will be out on shelves, but a safe bet is sometime around the holiday season at the end of the year. A safe expectation would be around Black Friday, unless COVID-19 delays its release.
How much will the Xbox Series X cost?
The Xbox Series X hasn’t had an official Australian retail price announced, although it’d be reasonable to expect it to launch upwards of the $500 price point.