After a surprisingly good state of play and a disappointing start to the Summer Game Fest, it was Microsoft’s turn to step into the spotlight and highlight games coming to Xbox platforms and services. That is, we saw Starfield in action despite it being delayed to 2023, and we got a better idea of which games are coming to Xbox GamePass in the next 12 months.
This was a significant showcase for Microsoft, which needed to confirm what it had in store for this year and what new games are on the horizon. While there were plenty of new and exciting game trailers and game announcements, nothing blew us away. Still, the presentation painted an extremely clear picture of what Xbox gamers can expect between now and June 2023. This is all that was announced at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022.
The show kicked off with our first look at the gameplay of red fall, an upcoming cooperative vampire shooter from Arkane Austin. It initially leans heavily into the horror aspects of the game before moving on to show off bombastic shooting action, each character’s abilities, and more. red fall will be released in 2023.
Finally we take another look at Forza Motorsport of Turn 10 for Xbox Series X, with a focus on your gameplay, lighting and dynamic time of day system, and more. While many assumed that the beautiful racing game would release later this year, it won’t actually come out until spring 2023.
Oxide Games and Xbox Game Studios Publishing revealed a new historical turn-based grand strategy game called Ara: History Untold. It was one of the few trailers without any gameplay, but it teases a game that will span centuries of history and many cultures. It doesn’t have a release date, but we do know it’s coming to PC and Game Pass, and players can sign up for the story program.
Minecraft it appeared during the Xbox show, but it wasn’t with a simple update. In its place, a new action strategy game called Minecraft Legends. We even saw some gameplay after the cinematic trailer, and it definitely looks very unique compared to anything made with Minecraft before. Minecraft Legends It will be released for PC, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One in 2023.
Let’s take another look at Ace Dusk Falls, a narrative-focused game with a motion comic-like art style. The new trailer gave us a better look at the story and confirmed a release date of July 19. We also learned that a new narrative RPG from Obsidian Entertainment called Pentiment will be released later this year. These games help flesh out Microsoft’s paltry 2022 lineup in the wake of the delay of Starfield.
During a segment focused on Japanese games, Hideo Kojima stopped by the storefront to confirm Kojima Productions’ rumored partnership with Xbox Game Studios. He didn’t actually show his game, which is rumored to be called overdosebut this is a disruptive announcement for gamers who associate Kojima with PlayStation due to metal gear solid Y Death Stranding.
Unsurprisingly, we got an extended look at the gameplay by starfield in action during the showcase. We see a player explore the moon of Kreet in the year 2330 in first person. They scan and encounter the local fauna, wildlife, and minerals before fighting off some pirates, with shooter gameplay far more intense than anything Bethesda Game Studios has done before. They then go to the city of New Atlantis and see some of the game’s conversations in action. Todd Howard then showed us an early look at the game’s immensely detailed character customization, skill system, ship and crew customization, flight, and the vast galaxy. Starfield will be released in 2023.
- Hollow Knight: Silk Song has a new trailer and is coming to Xbox Game Pass from day one.
- Justin Roiland of Squanch Games revealed his new game, High On Lifewhich will be released in October 2022 and will be on Xbox Game Pass on day one.
- Riot Games will bring bonuses from League of Legends, Wild Rift, Valorant, Legends of Runetra Y Teamfight Tactics to members of Xbox Game Pass on PC.
- A Plague Tale: Requiem has a gameplay trailer and will launch on day one with Xbox Game Pass.
- Microsoft Flight Simulator It will receive new helicopters and other aircraft in November 2022 to celebrate its 40th anniversary. halo-infinite Pelican was added to the game today.
- multiplayer early access from Overwatch 2 It will be released on October 4, 2022 and will be free. It also teased a new hero.
- The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle has a new trailer.
- Fallout 76: The Pitt has a new trailer and a September 2022 release window.
- ForzaHorizon 5 will receive Hot Wheels-themed DLC on July 19.
- Ark 2 has a new trailer starring Vin Diesel and a 2023 release window.
- scorn got a new trailer confirming an October 21 release date. It will be on Xbox Game Pass on day one.
- Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn it has a gameplay trailer and a release window of early 2023. It will launch on day one on Xbox Game Pass.
- Lightyear: Frontier has a new trailer and a spring 2023 release window. It launches on day one with Xbox Game Pass.
- The cat-themed roguelike action game Gunfire Reborn It got a release window of October 2022. It launches on day one with Xbox Game Pass.
- The Last Case of Benedict Fox was revealed as a day one Xbox Game Pass title releasing in spring 2023.
- Naraka Bladepoint comes to Xbox and Game Pass consoles on June 23.
- grounded has its 1.0 release in September 2022.
- Ereban: Shadow Legacy was announced and will come to Xbox Game Pass in 2023.
- Devil IV has a new trailer revealing the Necromancer class. Additionally, PC and Xbox crossplay was confirmed, PvP and endgame content was teased, and a 2023 release was confirmed.
- Sea of Thieves will receive a new update that will allow players to customize their cabin, name their ships, and more on July 21.
- The developers of Echo Generation revealed a new fantasy game called ravenlockwhich will be released on Xbox Game Pass in 2023.
- One of the creators of Limbo ad cocoon, Coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2023.
- Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo teased a new IP, Wo Long: Fallen Destinywhich will be released in early 2023 on Xbox Game Pass.
- Person 3, 4 and 5 They’re coming to Game Pass. person 5 will be added on October 21, while Person 3 Portable Y Person 4 Golden they will come after that.