Over 30 demonstrations of forthcoming unreleased games are available to play.
As part of this year’s Summer Game Fest, Microsoft will conduct its third-annual Xbox Summer Gaming Fest Demo Event next week.
Over 30 game demos for undisclosed titles coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S will be available beginning June 21 and running through June 27.
The demonstrations will only be available for a week on the Xbox Dashboard, and while some may reappear on the Demo channel later, others will be removed outright. So don’t be too hesitant or deliberate since you can miss out.
It’s also worth mentioning that some of the demos aren’t always representative of the final product, as several are still in the early stages of production. As the games approach release, they will continue to improve and be refined.
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View some “show floor” demons
Microsoft will reveal the entire list of presentations closer to June 21, but four of them have already been confirmed.
Batora: Lost Haven is one of them. It follows a “naive and reckless” young woman who must use her physically and mental abilities to save the Earth from extinction.
Broken Pieces, a psychological thriller, will also have a demo accessible. Set in a French seaside town from the outside flow of time, you must uncover the secrets of this village by piecing together its story.
You’ll also be able to play Severed Steel, a single-player FPS with a stunt system, destructible voxel settings, tonnes of bullet time, and a one-armed protagonist.
Tinykin will also have a demo, named after the species you’ll be catching. In it, you must capture hundreds of tinykin and use their unique abilities to return the character Milo to his home planet – and normal size.
Nevertheless, there will be over 30 demonstrations to sample next week, so keep an eye out for the full list closer to June 21.
This year, the #SummerGameFest Demo event will be hosted by Xbox’s indie gaming side. The [email protected] team said it will have around 30 demonstrations of upcoming titles playable on Xbox starting June 21.
— Summer Game Fest – Returns June 2023 (@summergamefest) June 10, 2022
These demos will be available from June 21 to June 27, so make sure to check them out while the window is open. And ID@Xbox points out that these demos aren’t your typical retail demos. While those are usually from finished games, the ones in [email protected] are more analogous to “show floor demonstrations” one may see at a convention like PAX. Because they are early-stage projects, be supportive if things appear to be a little rough.
Many demos galore
Summer has already been a good one for demos. The Steam Next Fest is currently underway, and there are a plethora of new projects to discover and add to your wishlist.
Last year’s demo event also had some excellent hands-on previews. Tunic, Lake, Sable, and more games were all included in the 2021 demo fest. It’ll be interesting to watch what happens at this year’s event.