Xbox Summer Demo Event Announced, Will Feature Up To 100 Playable Games

Update: The program manager for this event has told us that it's up to the developers whether they want their demos playable after the week is over, so some may choose to "turn them off" afterwards, while others may continue working.

Original story: Microsoft has announced that it'll be hosting an Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo Event later this month from July 21-27, allowing players to try demos of around 75-100 games for free.

The company says that you'll be able to find these by heading to the special Game Fest Demo tile on the Xbox One Dashboard that week, which will feature more than 60 new demos for upcoming, unreleased Xbox games. Many of the demos included will reportedly be early versions which "will continue to evolve and be polished" ahead of release, and they will initially only be available for that week, with some possibly being re-published later on.

The full list of demos will be announced nearer the time, but the likes of Cris Tales, Destroy All Humans!, Haven, Hellpoint, Skatebird, The Vale: Shadow of the Crown, Raji: An Ancient Epic, and Welcome to Elk will all be involved. Many of the games included in the event will be ID@Xbox titles, but not all.

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