Microsoft’s next big gaming event is coming up very soon, with the first-ever Developer Direct showcase scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th. Here in this post we recap how to watch the show and what to expect from Xbox’s first major event in 2023.
how to see
The Developer Direct takes place on Wednesday, January 25 at 12:00 PM PT / 3:00 PM ET / 8:00 PM GMT. You can watch the showcase live on the official Xbox and Bethesda channels, as well as on Steam and Bilibili in China. You can also watch right here at GameSpot.
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The Developer Direct live stream is hosted in 1080p/60fps, but Microsoft recommends rewatching the event later in 4K/60fps for a “more representative look at the visuals included in the showcase.” The retransmission will be streamed live on Xbox’s YouTube channel after the live event wraps up.
The Developer Direct will be available in English, with subtitles and/or dubbed translations in the languages listed below:
- Simplified Chinese)
- Chinese tradition)
- Persian (Farsi)
- Portuguese (Brazilian)
- Spanish (Castilian)
- Spanish (Latin America)
Microsoft hopes to have all of these languages available for users during the live show, but some may not make it and will be added after the event is over.
The Developer Direct will have a version of the show with audio descriptions in English and American Sign Language. It will also be broadcast on the XboxASL Twitch channel.
Starfield Showcase is coming later
Microsoft has held “extended” showcases after the main event in the past, but that won’t be the case this time. However, immediately following the conclusion of Developer Direct, there will be a broadcast focused on The Elder Scrolls Online. Additionally, a standalone show specifically focused on Starfield is in the works for some time.
What to expect
While Starfield won’t be featured at Developer Direct, Microsoft has confirmed that there will be “new, expanded gameplay” showcases for Redfall, Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends, and the aforementioned Elder Scrolls Online. In addition to the gameplay footage, Arkane’s Redfall could get a release date during the event, as a May 2 release date was recently leaked online.
Keep checking back with GameSpot in the coming period to learn more about Developer Direct.
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