Xbox has revealed an array of new information during the Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase which included everything from a deeper review of Starfield and information regarding Overwatch 2, as well as Diablo IV.
In this particular event, Xbox only focused on games that are available for play over 12 months. This means that you shouldn’t need to wait for long. If you didn’t catch it, here’s a summary of the most important trailers, announcements, and news.
HOLLOW KNIGHT: SILKSONG IS POISED TO ARRIVE WITHIN THE YEAR
Hollow Knight: Silk Song The highly-anticipated sequel to the wildly popular Hollow Knight indie game, is scheduled to release on the first day to Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The trailer showcases stunning artwork and gameplay, however, there’s no time frame for its release yet.
OVERWATCH 2WILL BE FREE TO PLAY
It’s now official: Overwatch 2 is free to play as well as early access is scheduled to launch on the 4th of October. The game will also include an all-new tank character named Junker Queen. Blizzard will provide more details regarding the game at an event scheduled for June 16th.
STARFIELD GAMEPLAY TRAILER REVEALS SHIP-BUILDING CAPABILITIES
Bethesda has finally revealed an extended look at the creation of characters and ship-building capabilities within Starfield, an upcoming game that has been in development since the year 2018. The highly-anticipated space exploration game appears pretty exciting according to the teaser. Although the characters of the human race look like they were created by Bethesda.
THE PERSONA FRANCHISE IS HITTING XBOX
Xbox has joined forces together with the Personadeveloper Atlus for the release of the Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 5 Royal to Xbox consoles and PC. Persona 5 Royal will be the first of these to be released on the 21st of October.
DIABLO IV IS COMING NEXT YEAR
Diablo IV is finally scheduled to release next year for Xbox as well as PC. At the event, Blizzard showed off the game’s ability to play with friends on the couch, and also introduced five classes, including the final one, the Necromancer.
THE NEXT FORZA MOTORSPORT IS COMING WITH SEVERAL UPGRADES
The brand new Forza Motorsport is expected to launch equipped with “a new level of realism” driven by Microsoft’s Xbox SeriesX’s raytracing capabilities. Other modifications include changes to the daytime and temperatures, fuel and tire management, in-depth car building, and much more.
HALO INFINITE’S PELICAN IS COMING TO THE MICROSOFT FLIGHT SIMULATOR
Microsoft Flight Simulator: 40th Anniversary add-on available now Halo Infinite‘s Pelican fly-in-game. It also includes a partnership that will be forged with Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum “in a one-of-a-kind collaboration” and more details will be announced at a later time.
REDFALL IS COMING IN 2023
Xbox introduced a brand new glimpse of Redfall which is an online, cooperative first-person shooter (FPS) that features players fighting off vampires within the fictional town of Redfall, Massachusetts. Redfall is a game that is developed by Arkane Studios, the team behind Dishonored, and Dishonored, made its debut appearance at E3 this year.
ARK 2 WITH VIN DIESEL IS COMING IN 2023
We saw a new glimpse of Vin Diesel on Ark 2. The prehistoric survival sandbox will take place on the Arat planet. Art is scheduled to launch in the next calendar year for Xbox.
FORZA HORIZON 5 HOT WHEELS EXPANSION ARRIVES IN JULY
Similar to the previous Forza Horizon titles, Forza Horizon 5 will also include the Hot Wheels expansion pack that lets you create races on your tracks created using the virtual pieces of track. The expansion, due to be released on July 19th will also include new vehicles, including 2021 Hennessey Venom F5 and 2000 Hot Wheels Deora II.
A NEW MINECRAFT SPINOFF IS ON THE WAY
Minecraft Legends is an action-strategy game that asks players to “unite the overworld.” The trailer showcases familiar, boxy characters fighting off a horde of enemies riding on horses, and controlling squads of their very own.
PENTIMENT IS A NEW NARRATIVE GAME FROM THE CREATORS OF FALLOUT: NEW VEGAS
The first thing that you’ll be able to notice in Pentiment is its distinctive design style. The game’s narrative is set in 16th century Bavaria and is developed by Obsidian the same studio that created the Fallout game New Vegas.
SEA OF THIEVES’ SEASON SEVEN BRINGS NEW BOAT CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS
The next season of Sea of Thieves is named “Captains of Adventure,” and will be accessible on the 21st of July. The game will allow players to purchase, name, or personalize ships.
ELDER SCROLLS ONLINE GETS A NEW AREA TO EXPLORE
A new region will be added to Elder Scrolls Online -High Isle. High Isle is comprised of several isles within the Systres Archipelago, where you’ll be required to defend the region’s inhabitants consisting of Bretons of the ascendant Order.
HIDEO KOJIMA IS PARTNERING WITH XBOX STUDIOS ON A MYSTERIOUS NEW GAME
Hideo Kojima who is most famous for his work in Metal Gear, the Metal Gear series appeared at the event. He announced that his studio will be working with Xbox to develop a brand new game. Details aren’t available for the moment however, one cannot help from wonder if the game has any connection to
In the final, Xbox showed off the range of games that will launch through Game Pass for PC and Xbox in the coming year. This includes a lot of games Xbox announced today, such as Overwatch 2, Persona 5 Royal, Redfall along with Starfield.
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