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Microsoft unveils new indie game showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass

Microsoft has announced a new games showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass hours after Sony lifted the lid on its fledgling PlayStation showcase, State of Play.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

March 22, 2019

1 Min Read

Determined to prove the phrase 'if you can't beat them, join them' still rings true, Microsoft has announced a new video showcase called ID@Xbox Game Pass hours after Sony lifted the lid on its own fledgling PlayStation showcase, State of Play.

Unlike Microsoft's other video program, Inside Xbox, which is more news-orientated, ID@Xbox Game Pass will offer fans a glimpse at some of the "hottest" ID@Xbox coming to Game Pass, and will be packed with new reveals, gameplay highlights, and developer conversations.

As we mentioned in our State of Play write-up, the emergence of digital showcases like Nintendo Direct, State of Play, and ID@Xbox Game Pass marks a change in tack for the console industry's 'big three,' with Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft all seeking to keep consumers engaged throughout the year by continuously drip-feeding news and announcements. 

The first episode of ID@Xbox Game Pass will include updates on some titles featured at E3 2018, such as Afterparty, Void Bastards, and Supermarket Shriek, along with new game announcements and a behind-the-scenes chat with Oxenfree and Afterparty developer Night School Studio. 

The new series will debut on March 26 at 9 am PT, and will be streamed over on the official Xbox YouTube channel.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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