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- The Xbox team confirms several new Xbox Series X games in a gameplay reveal event.
- Titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Dirt 5 were all part of the event.
- However, many of the games have since been confirmed for PS5.
Fans who watched the Xbox Series X event yesterday enjoyed gameplay trailers for all kinds of titles that will be available on the console at launch and in 2021. With the exception of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla’s disappointing “gameplay,”
fans were able to get a good idea of what to expect from next-gen gaming.
However, nearly all of the games featured at the event will also be coming to PS5, it has been confirmed. Racing games Dirt 5, RPG Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, anime action game Scarlet Nexus, and space shooter Chorus will all be released on PS5. EA hasn’t announced anything about Madden NFL 21, but a PS5 release for that is also likely.
The PS5 Reveal Can Focus on Exclusives
The PS5 benefits from the Xbox Series X gameplay reveal by featuring this multi-platform titles. Gamers will be able to enjoy them and their next-gen gameplay and graphics all the same on the Sony console. It’s as though Xbox has done the PS5’s job for it.
The reveal event did feature some Xbox console exclusives though. Horror games The Medium and Scorn, adventure title Call of the Sea, and shooter game The Ascent will only be available on PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
It is odd though that Xbox didn’t say that they were Xbox console exclusives and only choose to say that they were Xbox Series X Optimized. Xbox Series X Optimized only means that a game may have faster in-game loading, 4K support, and frame rates of up to 120FPS.
Saying that these titles are Xbox console exclusives could have helped the Xbox Series X get some early support from Xbox fans and potential PS5 buyers. By not doing that, the event may have only given gamers more reasons to buy a PS5.
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This article was edited by Samburaj Das.
Last modified: May 10, 2020 11:59 AM UTC