Microsoft Announces Summer Game Festival Demo

In the next few weeks, the gaming industry will be pretty hot. There are rumours that Sony wants to reveal the price of the PlayStation 5, but Microsoft has its own plans in July, as the Redmond-based giant is expected to fully unveil its first-party game roadmap in a few weeks.

Prior to that, Microsoft announced the so-called summer game festival Demo, which will take place between July 21 and July 27. As the name suggests, participants will be able to play more than 60 unreleased Xbox games in a week. During the event, a special Game Fest Demo tile will appear on the Xbox One dashboard to make it easier for players to find the available demo collections. What’s more, Microsoft revealed that demos we will play during the event are not ordinary “game demos”. Most of the Demo demos that Microsoft will host on the Demo channel are made after the game is complete (or near completion), representing the final version.

However, some demos are early, and some are games that will not be available in the short term. As Microsoft notes, these demos will only be available through The Xbox Dashboard for a week, and while some may be re-released to the Demo channel later, most will not be released again. According to Microsoft, there will be about 75-100 games to play later this month, but the full list will be announced by July 21. Still, Microsoft can’t help but list some of the game’s names, including Crisis Story, Destroying All Man, Shelter, Hell’s Point, Gliding Bird, Valley, Shadow of the Crown and Raji.

Microsoft Announces Summer Game Festival Demo