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ID@Xbox summer showcase series highlights 34 games

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Microsoft is turning the spotlight to a ton of Xbox Series X (opens in new tab) and Xbox One indie games with an extensive new video showcase.

After showing off a set of eight titles at the Guerrilla Collective showcase earlier this month, ID@Xbox revealed that was just the beginning of its summer celebration. The independent games label at Microsoft just revealed five more spotlight videos (opens in new tab), each one showing off at least 5 more games each that you'll be able to play on Xbox.

Here's the full list of showcases and their planned contents, starting with the first one that already aired.

Summer Spotlight 1

  • SkateBIRD
  • Spellbreak
  • The Falconeer
  • The Forgotten City
  • Trash Sailors
  • Call of the Sea
  • Dead Static Drive
  • Welcome to Elk

Summer Spotlight 2

  • Carrion
  • Ary and the Secret of Seasons
  • Atrio: The Dark Wild
  • Black Book
  • No Straight Roads

Summer Spotlight 3

  • EVERSPACE 2
  • Foregone
  • Going Under
  • Hitchhiker - A Mystery Game
  • Paradise Lost

Summer Spotlight 4

  • ScourgeBringer
  • PHOGS!
  • Psikodelya
  • Sail Forth
  • Super Meat Boy Forever

Summer Spotlight 5

  • The Ascent
  • Cake Bash
  • The Riftbreaker
  • The Universim
  • Cyber Shadow

Summer Spotlight 6

  • Knight Squad 2
  • Boomerang Fu
  • VoidTrain
  • Wintermoor Tactics Club
  • Xuan-Yuan Sword VII
  • Backbone

Xbox Series X backwards compatibility (opens in new tab) means if you pick up any of those games on Xbox One first you'll be able to start playing them on Microsoft's next-gen system with no extra hassle. Hopefully we'll see even more before the new console arrives in time for the holidays.

Find more to look forward to in our list of the best upcoming games (opens in new tab) of 2020 and beyond.

Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.