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Microsoft Offers First Peek at 'Halo Infinite' and 'Fable 4' for Xbox Series X

Mahlik Campbell

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The Xbox Series X is shaping up nicely. 🔥

Microsoft recently hosted its highly-anticipated Xbox Series X games showcase and did not disappoint, giving fans a first look at Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2 and Fable 4, among 22 total titles.

Kicking off the event with a nearly nine-minute gameplay preview for the welcoming "spiritual reboot" of Halo, Master Chief faces a crash landing before popping out to slaughter foes and whip a Warthog.

Developed by Microsoft’s 343 Industries, the Halo franchise is one of the original exclusive games for Xbox. Halo Infinite acts as the sixth mainline entry following Halo 5: Guardians, which arrived in 2015.

One fun added feature is Master Chief's new grappling hook that allows players to snatch enemies and various items and weapons. However, some fans were split on the latest graphics of the open-world map even though they were shown at 60fps.

For those who were triggered by the underwhelming visual detail of Infinite, you should probably avoid watching the music trailer for Psychonauts 2.

A platformer-style adventure game that developed a cult-like fanbase in the mid-2000s, it displays trippy graphics with cast and objects that look like they were made out of paper. The psychedelic rock performed by actor Jack Black should help put critics somewhat at ease.

At the end of the show, Xbox surprised again with the brief world premiere of Fable 4. It's been close to a decade since the third installment of the epic RPG series was delivered in which a character known as the Royal Hero navigates the mystical continent of Albion.

However, no official release date was mentioned.

While the price of the Series X still remains a mystery – some analysts are circling around $499 – there was a smaller detail that was confirmed: All of the previewed games will be available through Xbox's Game Pass service whenever they drop.