Xbox Summer Game Fest to allow players to try over 60 demos

“We can help you get your hands on lots of cool new games early”

Xbox will bring the E3 experience to players’ homes through its Summer Game Fest Demo Event starting on July 21.

The event will release over 60 demos onto the Xbox Dashboard between July 21 and July 27. Each demo will be available to download for free and will only be accessible during the event period. However, the company later said that some of these demos may still be available via a Demo channel afterwards.

The announcement, which comes from a news post on the official Xbox site, states that these are not typical game demos. In the post, the company states that “typically, the demos you see in our Demo channel are created after the game is completed (or nearly completed) and represent the final version. Many of these demos are early, and some are for games that won’t be out for quite some time.”

SkateBIRD. Credit: Glass Bottom Games


Some of the games coming have already been revealed, with the initial line-up playing host to titles such as Destroy All Humans! Remake and SkateBIRD.

The upcoming event will provide the chance for various developers to showcase the projects they’ve been working on. Xbox has encouraged fans to get in touch with the teams behind the projects after to give their thoughts and constructive criticism.

July is also when Microsoft plans to showcase its Xbox Games Studios event which will give viewers an insight into the games coming to its upcoming next-gen console, the Xbox Series X.

According to a report from Video Games Chronicle, the event will be held on July 23 and will feature Halo Infinite as well as an upcoming game from The Initiative – a new studio made up of developers from titles such as God Of War and Uncharted.