Xbox revealed a slew of exciting news at the Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase, ranging from a longer look at starfield to news about Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV†
For this event, Xbox focused only on games that can be played within the next 12 months. So at least you don’t have to wait too long. In case you missed it, here’s a rundown of the biggest announcements and trailers.
Hollow Knight: Silk Songthe long-awaited sequel to the popular Hollow Knight indie title, launches on day one for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The trailer shows off the beautiful artwork and gameplay of the platformer, but there is no official release date yet.
It is official: Overwatch 2 will be free to play and early access is set for October 4. The game also features a new tank hero named Junker Queen. Blizzard will reveal more information about the game at an event on June 16.
Bethesda has finally given us a longer look at character creation and ship building in starfield, a game that has been in the works since 2018. The highly anticipated space exploration role-playing game looks promising from the trailer. Though the human characters still look like they were made by Bethesda.
Xbox partners with Persona developer Atlus to bring Persona 3 Portable† Persona 4 Golden† Persona 5 Royal to Xbox consoles and PC. Persona 5 RoyaI will be the first to arrive on October 21.
Diablo IV is – finally – coming out next year for both Xbox and PC. During the showcase, Blizzard showed off the couch co-op options and introduced the fifth and final class: the Necromancer.
The next Forza Motorsport comes with several upgrades
The new Forza Motorsport comes with “a new level of realism” made possible by the ray-tracing capabilities of the Xbox Series X. Some other changes include changes to time of day and temperatures, tire and fuel management, in-depth car build, and more.
Halo Infinite’s Pelican comes to Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator: 40th Anniversary add-on — available now — makes Halo Infinite‘s Pelican flyable in-game. It will also include partnerships with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum “in a unique partnership” with more details at a later date.
redfall coming in 2023
Xbox offered a new look at redfalla co-op, first-person shooter (FPS) in which players fight off vampires in the fictional town of Redfall, Massachusetts. redfallwhich was developed by the Arkane Studios, the team behind dishonoredfirst appeared at E3 last year.
Ark 2 with Vin Diesel coming in 2023
We got another glimpse of Vin Diesel in Ark 2† The prehistoric survival sandbox is set on the alien planet Arat and is coming to Xbox next year.
Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels expansion coming in July
Just like previous Forza Horizon spell, Forza Horizon 5 also gets a Hot Wheels expansion pack that lets you build and race on custom tracks created with virtual track pieces. The expansion, which will be released on July 19, will also feature new cars, including the 2021 Hennessey Venom F5 and 2000 Hot Wheels Deora II.
a new Minecraft spin-off is on its way
Minecraft Legends is a new action-strategy spin-off that asks you to “unite the overworld”. The trailer features familiar, boxy-looking characters fighting off hordes of enemies on horseback and commanding their own teams.
penance is a new narrative game from the creators of Fallout: New Vegas
The first thing you notice about penance is his unique art style. Set in 16th-century Bavaria, the narrative-style game comes from Obsidian, the same studio that gave us Fallout: New Vegas†
Sea of Thieves’ season seven brings new boat customization options
the next season Sea of Thieves is called ‘Captains of Adventure’ and will be available on July 21st. It introduces the ability to buy, name, and customize ships.
Elder Scrolls Online gets a new area to explore
A new area is coming Elder Scrolls Online — High Isle consists of a series of islands in the Systres archipelago, where you must defend the Breton people of the area against the Ascendant Order.
Hideo Kojima Teams Up With Xbox Studios On Mysterious New Game
Hideo Kojima, the developer best known for his work on the metal gear series, appeared at the event and noted that his studio is teaming up with Xbox on a new game. Details are still small for now, but you can’t help but wonder if it has something to do with leaked gameplay footage that Kojima asked a reporter to remove.
A loose timeline of the Game Pass titles on the way
Finally, Xbox showed the lineup of games that will be released on Game Pass for PC and Xbox over the next year. This includes many of the games Xbox has been teasing today, such as Overwatch 2† Persona 5 Royal† redfalland starfield†