As part of Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest, Microsoft is running a special event this week, the Summer Games Fest Demo Event. The event runs from July 21 to July 27, and features over 70 demos of upcoming Xbox games.
Unlike most game demos, these demos are pulled from unreleased, and in many cases, unfinished games, and will only be available this week.
Demos include indie JRPG Cris Tales, action-RPG Hellpoint, the Destroy All Humans remaster, and Raji, an action-adventure game set in ancient India.
“Many of these demos are early, and some are for games that won’t be out for quite some time,” writes Glenn Gregory, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Xbox. “We’ve never done this before; what that means is that you’ll get to experience these games early – some way early – which is awesome, but you should also note that these games will continue to evolve and be polished as they near release. In other words, think of these as akin to ‘show floor demos’ and not necessarily indicative of the final product.”
Developers are encouraging users to provide feedback via social media and official game websites. A full list of all free demos can be found in the press release linked above. The Summer Games Fest Demo Event ends July 27.
In related news, the Xbox Games Showcase will air on July 23rd at 9 am Pacific/12 pm Eastern.