Xbox revealed a ton of exciting news during the Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase, ranging from a longer look at star field to the news of Monitor 2 and Diablo IV.
For this event, Xbox only focused on games available to play within the next 12 months. So at least you won’t have to wait too long. In case you missed it, here’s a roundup of the biggest announcements and trailers.
Hollow Knight: Song of Silkthe highly anticipated sequel to the popular hollow knight indie title, is set to launch on day one for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The trailer shows off the platformer’s stunning artwork and gameplay, but there’s no official release date yet.
It’s official: Monitor 2 will be free and early access is set to arrive on October 4. The game will also feature a new tank hero called Junker Queen. Blizzard will reveal more information about the game at an event on June 16.
Bethesda has finally given us a more detailed look at character creation and shipbuilding capabilities in star field, a game in the works since 2018. The highly anticipated space exploration role-playing game looks quite promising from the trailer. Although the human characters still appear to have been created by Bethesda.
Xbox partners with Character developer Atlus will 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 – set to release next year for Xbox and PC. During the showcase, Blizzard showed off the game’s couch co-op capability and introduced the fifth and final class: the Necromancer.
The following Forza Motorsport comes with several updates
New Forza Motorsport should arrive with “a new level of realism” powered by the Xbox Series X’s ray tracing capabilities. Some other changes include tweaks to time of day and temperatures, tire and fuel management, in-depth automobile construction, etc.
Halo Infinite Pelican is coming Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator: 40th Anniversary add-on – available now – renders Infinite HaloIn-game flyable Pelican. It will also feature partnerships with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum “in a one-of-a-kind collaboration” with more details to come at a later date.
red fall arrives in 2023
Xbox offered a new look at red falla cooperative first-person shooter (FPS) in which players fend off vampires in the fictional town of Redfall, Massachusetts. red fallwhich is developed by Arkane Studios, the team behind Dishonoredmade its first appearance at E3 last year.
Ark 2 with Vin Diesel arrives in 2023
We got another glimpse of Vin Diesel in Ark 2. The prehistoric survival sandbox is set on the alien planet of Arat and is slated to arrive next year on Xbox.
Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels the expansion is coming in July
Like the previous Forza Horizon Games, Forza Horizon 5 also receives a Hot Wheels expansion pack that lets you build and race on custom tracks made with virtual track pieces. The expansion, which arrives on July 19, will also include new cars, including the 2021 Hennessey Venom F5 and the 2000 Hot Wheels Deora II.
A new Minecraft the spin-off is on the way
Minecraft Legends is a new action strategy spin-off that asks you to “unite the overworld”. The trailer shows familiar, boxy-looking characters fending off hordes of enemies on horseback and commanding their own teams.
Repentance is a new narrative game from the creators of Fallout: New Vegas
The first thing you’ll notice about Repentance is his unique artistic style. The narrative-style game is set in 16th-century Bavaria and comes to us from Obsidian, the same studio that brought us Fallout: New Vegas.
Sea of thieves’ season seven brings new boat customization options
The next season sea of thieves is titled “Captains of Adventure” and is set to be available on July 21. It introduces the ability to buy, name and customize ships.
elder scrolls online gets a new area to explore
A new domain is coming Elder Scrolls Online – High Isle consists of a series of islands located in the Systres archipelago, where you will have to defend the region’s Breton population against the Ascending Order.
Hideo Kojima partners with Xbox Studios on mysterious new game
Hideo Kojima, the developer best known for his work on the metal gear series, made an appearance at the event, noting that his studio is teaming up with Xbox on a new game. Details are still thin at this time, but one can’t help but wonder if this has something to do with leaked gameplay footage that Kojima asked a reporter to take down.
A loose timeline of Game Pass titles on the way
Finally, Xbox showed off the lineup of games set to come to Game Pass for PC and Xbox sometime next year. This includes many of the games Xbox teased today, like Monitor 2, Persona 5 Royal, red falland star field.