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Xbox gamers didn’t have much to celebrate in 2022, and Microsoft hopes to change that in 2023 by showing what we can expect on our Xbox Series S and X consoles.
On Wednesday, Microsoft did something different this year with its first Xbox Developer Direct presentation, which gave us a glimpse of some big games coming to PC, Xbox, and Game Pass. We were even surprised with a shock start.
So let’s break down what we saw.
redfall Finally gets a start date
Fans have been excited to see when they will be able to fight back against the vampires terrorizing the small town of Redfall, Massachusetts in the game.
Arkane Austin opened the coffin to reveal even more gameplay, weaponry, a map breakdown, and glimpses of the vampire hunters and creatures of the night players will encounter when Redfall finally launches on May 2nd.
redfall is an open-world sandbox first-person shooter that can be played alone or with three other friends. Looking at the trailer, we’re definitely getting some left 4 Dead and Previous 4 blood vibes, but it differs from Valve shooters in many ways.
Consider us for that one hype. Lower your fangs into some redfall under.
Forza Motorsport Arrive this year
Turn 10 was a hard work Forza Motorsporta reboot of the hugely successful Xbox car racing sim Forza franchise.
Developers take us to the track during their presentations and under the hood to show just how awesome this game looks. if you thought ForzaHorizon 5 was a nice hit, we haven’t seen anything yet because Forza Motorsport takes things to another level.
Based on the trailer the game looks stunning and the developers promise to use every bit of power of the Xbox Series X console to deliver one of the most realistic car racing games ever and we believe them.
Forza Motorsport Coming to Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass sometime this year, including console, PC, and cloud gaming (beta).
Minecraft Legends Arrives in April
Mojang Studios, in collaboration with Blackbird Interactive, has taken us on an adventure with its new action-strategy game Minecraft Legends.
In the game, players embark on a story-driven campaign where they can explore a world full of treasure and danger, reunite with familiar characters, and meet new mysterious characters. You can also team up with allies to strategize on how to take down Piglins.
Minecraft Legends will also introduce a PvP mode where two teams compete to gather resources and build a base to take out each other’s forces.
Minecraft Legends Coming Tuesday April 18th to Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, Windows 11/10 PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5|4, Steam and Nintendo Switch.
Xbox surprises us with HiFi RUSH
Well, that was the biggest surprise of the presentation. Word on the video game streets was that Tango Gameworks had something cooking, and the rumors were true.
The studio that brought us terrible games like The evil within, The evil within 2and Ghostwire Tokyo decided to chill on the horror and bring us HiFi RUSHan over the top single player rhythm action game where the whole world moves to the beat.
Players take on the role of Chai, described as a “free-spirited slacker with rock star aspirations whose music player is fused into his chest.”
In the game, Chai must defend himself through rhythmic combat using licensed tracks from bands such as Nine Inch Nails and The Black Keys. Chai will also get some help from an interesting group of allies.
Microsoft decided to surprise fans with this HiFi RUSH by announcing it as a Shock Drop and revealing that it’s available now on Xbox Game Pass and PC, as well as through the Microsoft Store, Steam and the Epic Games Store.
2023 looks good for Xbox owners, starfieldBethesda’s next big title is up next and will have its own presentation.
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