Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda Softworks hosted their first Developer Direct Showcase on Wednesday, offering new details and gameplay for games like redfall, Minecraft legendsand Forza Motorsport. During Bethesda starfield was a notable absence – something Microsoft had communicated in advance – there was at least one big surprise: a new game announcement and a surprise game release.
Here’s everything announced at Xbox Developer Direct.
Minecraft Legends arrives in April
Minecraft Studio Mojang and Blackbird Interactive dived in Minecraft Legends‘ PvP mode that combines elements of action and real-time strategy games and pits teams of players against each other to build a base, gather resources and raid each other’s strongholds. They also announced a release date: Minecraft Legends Coming to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X on April 18th.
forza Motorsport will be shabby and dirty in 2023
There is no release date for the new one yet Forza Motorsport by Turn 10 Studios, but the racing game developer offered a closer look at its sequel on Wednesday. Forza Motorsport brings a fleet of more than 500 cars, with all the audiovisual fidelity fans have come to expect from an Xbox flagship for more than 20 years, as well as 4K resolution at 60fps with ray-traced light rendering.
For a lot more Forza Motorsportread Polygon’s interview with Turn 10.
Redfall launches in May
Arkane Studios redfallthe first-person shooter that pits a group of survivors against a vampire plague in an overrun coastal town is out May 2 for Xbox Series X and Windows PC. redfall will be launched on Game Pass for Xbox and PC.
Hi-Fi hurry is a surprise start
Tango Gameworks, the Bethesda Softworks studio behind the horror games The Evil Within and Ghostwire: Tokyorevealed his next project, Hi-Fi Rush. It’s a big departure for the studio; Hi-Fi Rush is a cartoonish, rhythm-based action game with a colorful visual style that falls somewhere in between that of Sega jet set radio and insomnia Sunset overdrive. An even bigger surprise? It’s available now on Game Pass and Steam.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom arrives in June
The MMO from ZeniMax Online Studios The Elder Scrolls On-line gets a new chapter Necrom, this June. It will take players back to the strange lands of Morrowind and its uncharted eastern regions. Necrom brings with it a new playable class, the Arcanist.