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Play 40 demos of unreleased games free on Xbox this week

Demos of hotly anticipated indie games like Lake, Sable and Tunic are free to play on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S for the next few days.

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Demos of hotly anticipated indie games like Lake, Sable and Tunic are free to play on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S for the next few days.

ID@Xbox has announced that 40 demos for unreleased indie games will be available to play this week as part of their Summer Games Fest, erm, festivities.

The demo event will take place between June 15-21, and will allow players to download a range of demos for upcoming indie titles for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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Among those 40 demos are games such as Death Trash, Tunic, Sable and the highly anticipated Lakethe tranquil story-based adventure game. The demo event also introduced 12 new titles, which would be taking part in the Summer Games Fest demo event and arriving on Xbox upon release. Among those new titles were Tales of Bistun, Dreamers, and Tanknarok. 

This is only the second year of Summer Games Fest, yet is a welcome return as an event that features an array of interesting games and allows players to try out these games from the comfort of their own home. Xbox does point out, however, that some of the games available during the event are in earlier stages of development, so are susceptible to change on the runup to release.

You can check out some of these demos from today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S, but keep an eye on the Xbox dashboard as more become available throughout the week.


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