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Catch Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Gameplay in Next Week’s Inside Xbox

Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:54 PM
Thomas Bardwell
Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:54 PM
  • Microsoft has announced an Inside Xbox episode dedicated to next-gen gameplay.
  • The live stream takes place next Thursday, May 7, at 8 am PT/4 pm GMT.
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla gameplay is virtually guaranteed to feature alongside other titles heading to the Series X.

As the saying goes – when it rains, it pours. After a thrilling cinematic trailer for Assassin’s Creed Valhalla earlier today, Microsoft has announced an episode of Inside Xbox dedicated to next-gen gameplay.

Xbox’s periodic Inside Xbox live stream dives into upcoming Xbox games, the last of which dates back to earlier this month .

Microsoft shared as much on Twitter , revealing that the live-streamed event offering a ‘first look’ next-gen gameplay will take place on May 7, at 8 am PT/4 pm GMT.

The tweet reads:

You want to see games for the Xbox Series X? We want to show you games for the Xbox Series X. Check out First Look next-gen gameplay from our global developers partners within #InsideXbox on Thursday, May 7, at 8 am PT/4 pm GMT.

Catch a First Look at Next-Gen Xbox Series X Gameplay Next Week
Source: Twitter 

The news backs up multiple rumors from insiders pointing to a game-focused next-gen event for next month. The grapevine mumblings suggest next Thursday’s event will be followed up by a further next-gen event in June that will take on a more traditional E3-style console showcase.

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and More

As for what games we’ll be on display, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla seems almost a certainty. Book-ending the trailer were Xbox logos, while the closing screen promoting pre-orders dripped in similar markings. Ubisoft and Microsoft’s long-standing marketing relationship backs this up as well.

It’s unlikely both Microsoft and Ubisoft won’t look to capitalize on the palpable hype surrounding Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. A tweet from Ubisoft responding to Microsoft’s announce hints as much .

Looking to already confirmed next-gen Xbox titles, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II will likely feature. We can’t discount a further look at Xbox exclusive Halo Infinite, either.

With a stacked roster of 15 studios, Xbox Game Studios is sure to join the party as well, and we may even be privy to a selection of unannounced titles coming to the Series X.

Mark it in your diaries; the next-gen comes to life next Thursday.