With Summer coming up and E3 2020 canceled, many developers and publishers are readjusting when they plan to reveal new games or updates. While it is not known if these would be happening during E3, two companies have announced that new games will be revealed for their respective platforms. Today, Google announced that a new Stadia Connect is coming on Tuesday, April 28. They said that they are revealing a “few new games coming to Stadia.”
— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) April 24, 2020
Earlier in the month, Google made Stadia Pro free for two months in response to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Stadia Pro is the subscription option to the service that allows for 4k, 60 FPS streaming, and access to an assortment of free games available to pick from and play. Nine games are available to choose and from and any game you buy can be played even if you cancel the subscription.
Meanwhile, Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox teased that Microsoft will be revealing more information on what games players can expect to play when the Xbox Series X launches later this year soon, responding to a question on Twitter.
Reviewed plans yesterday for continued sharing through launch. Team is doing great work and adapting. I’ve never been more excited about Xbox plans. We’ve heard you, you want transparency/authenticity. We plan to keep showing that way, next step is not too much of a wait (games)
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 23, 2020
Ever since the official Xbox Series X reveal during The Game Awards last year, Microsoft has talked a lot about their plans for the next-generation including the official specs on Xbox Series X. But, not much has been said about what games will be coming to the console. After E3 was canceled, Phil Spencer said that Xbox would be doing a digital event and there has been speculation that Microsoft may be doing an event in May, which is on the horizon so we may get to hear what games are coming to Xbox Series X sooner than later. Plus, a new logo was trademarked for Xbox Series X which may also indicate that some sort of announcement will be coming. As games industry analyst Daniel Ahmad noted:
With E3 cancelled, a lot of the planned reveals / announcements have been moved out of that single week.
Some are now much earlier, others much later. Some still during E3 week ofc.
The first proper next gen console/games showcase is much earlier too.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 19, 2020