2023 looks set to be a big year for Xbox, and fans can learn more about several highly anticipated releases in the upcoming Developer_Direct.

The first-party edition of Xbox has been a hot topic of discussion lately. While there were no AAA exclusives released in 2022, Game Pass still had a great year, with many smaller and more unique titles taking the spotlight. However, 2023 looks different, with numerous big releases on the horizon for Xbox fans. As the excitement for these games continues to grow, Xbox recently announced a Developer_Direct live stream that will bring fans some new updates for these titles.

Those hoping for news starfield, Bethesda’s highly anticipated new IP, will have to wait a little longer, however, as Xbox has announced that it will be showing an event dedicated specifically to space roleplaying at a later date. Still, Developer_Direct has a lot to offer to lure fans in, with the updates focused on them The Elder Scrolls Online, Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends and redfall. Here’s how to watch the live stream and what to expect from the show.

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How to watch the Xbox Developer_Direct

Xbox Developer_Direct

Xbox’s Developer_Direct will be held on January 25th at 12pm PT or 3pm ET. It will be streamed live on Xbox’s own Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as Bethesda’s Twitch and YouTube channels, making it easy for fans to join in and get involved in the action.

New gear from The Elder Scrolls Online's High Isle expansion

The Elder Scrolls Online has been thriving since its re-release in 2015. The last major update came in January 2022 and let players visit the new High Isle location, which brought with it new quests and characters. Fans of the MMORPG will be excited to hear that the game’s Studio Director, Matt Firor, will be appearing at Direct to unveil the latest updates, including new playable regions of Tamriel. But that’s not all – Xbox has also confirmed that the Developer_Direct will be followed immediately by a standalone The Elder Scrolls Online Chapter Reveal Event that will give fans a deeper look at the upcoming changes.

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Xbox will release new updates for Forza Motorsport

Forza Motorsport 8 screenshot of cars driving around the track

The eighth entry in the Forza Motorsport Franchise is a reboot of the original Forza Motorsport, which was published in 2005. Turn 10 Studios has rebuilt the upcoming entry from the ground up to take full advantage of the Xbox Series X|S. Contrasted with arcade and soapbox style Forza Horizon, forza Motorsports looks to be Microsoft’s most comprehensive racing sim yet and will appeal to those who want a more authentic driving experience. Xbox has promised that Developer_Direct will contain more gameplay footage and new details about the upcoming racing sim.

Fans can look forward to learning more about Minecraft Legends

Minecraft Legends Villagers

Minecraft Legends is a third-person action-strategy game that takes the iconic block building and resource management gameplay to a new genre with a more focused story. The PvP multiplayer experience launches in Spring 2023 and Mojang Studios will join Blackbird Interactive at Xbox Developer_Direct to bring fans some new details, including new gameplay, for the upcoming title. This refreshing addition to the franchise could prove to be just that Minecraft needs to attract new audiences as well as excite and engage current players in the world.

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Arkane will share more details about Redfall

Redfall key art

Finally, Xbox has confirmed that Arkane Austin, the much-loved creator of the highly acclaimed dishonored, death loop and prey, also appears at Developer_Direct. The studio has been working on a new IP, the supernatural co-op focused FPS, redfall. The game will be released on Game Pass on day one, allowing many fans to jump straight into the experience. The live stream promises to add to the hype by revealing new details about the game’s combat, customization, bosses and open world, including several minutes of new gameplay.

Many players are incredibly excited about this new project, but some have reservations about the game’s co-op focus and fear it will dilute the single-player experience that has made Arkane’s games so popular in the past. Thankfully, the upcoming Direct will focus on both the multiplayer and single-player elements, allowing fans to learn more about how each of these experiences can differ and what they have to offer. All in all, it looks like Developer_Direct is skipping the Xbox year brilliantly and building anticipation for the months to come.

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