Microsoft hosted the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 where they unveiled a slew of new games for PC and Xbox in 2022 and 2023. Updates about a range of games were given, be it Overwatch 2 or Diablo IV. A partnership between Microsoft’s Xbox and Riot Games was also announced at the event.
Here’s the list of major games with the update:
Hollow Knight: Silk Song
The game will be available on Xbox Game Pass for both console and PC, but no release date has been set. Hornet, a popular needle-wielding character from the original game, returns in the sequel to Hollow Knight. As the Hornet travels across the game’s crumbling insectoid universe, the user will learn a host of new skills.
The first look of co-op, first-person shooter (FPS) in which players fight vampires in the fictional town of Redfall, Massachusetts, was revealed by Xbox. Redfall is developed by Arkane Studios, the same company that was behind Dishonored, which made its first appearance at E3 last year.
The game will finally release on Xbox One and PC next year. During the presentation, Blizzard demonstrated the game’s couch co-op functionality and revealed the game’s fifth and final class: the Necromancer.
In the teaser for the game, Vin Diesel, who is also executive producing it, rides a dinosaur with his daughter, played by Auli’i Cravalho from Moana, by his side. More information on the gameplay is awaited.
The Xbox Series X’s ray-tracing capabilities will be used to offer a new degree of realism to the upcoming Forza Motorsport. Changes in the time of day and temperature, tyre and fuel management, in-depth car building, and more are among the other changes.
Ereban: Shadow Legacy
At the event, Baby Robot Games announced Ereban: Shadow Legacy, a new game. It’s an action-packed science-fiction game about Ayana, the last descendent of a long-forgotten race with the ability to merge with the shadows. Ayana must solve the intriguing relationship between the cryptic energy megacorporation Helios and her lost ancestors in this game, which takes place in a dying, morally grey universe. In 2023, it will be available with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass from day one.
Mojang Studios debuted a brand-new Minecraft spin-off during the event, and it’s not what you’reexpecting. Minecraft Legends is a real-time strategy game in which scary invaders pass through portals and attack those who live on the once-peaceful and blocky plains. Being a hero, however, isn’t simple. You can actively control a character and engage in combat in Minecraft Legends, but you can also direct your followers as you seek to unite the Overworld. In 2023, it will be available on Xbox platforms, PCs, and the cloud.
Obsidian revealed Pentiment, a 16th-century narrative adventure game directed by Studio Design director Josh Sawyer, at the event. Starting in November, it will be available for $19.99 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows 10, Windows 11, and Steam. It will also be available with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass from the beginning.
Scorn’s extremely graphic and wet gameplay was shown off in a first-look trailer. Every surface and character in the H.R. Giger-inspired universe is formed of bloody skin, organs, and bones, with plenty of fleshy gore. Scorn will be released on 21 October 2022, and will be available on Game Pass on day one.
As the Persona series celebrates its 25th anniversary, the company announced that the entire Persona series, including Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable, will be available this fall for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and Xbox Game Pass. On 21 October, Persona 5 Royal will be released on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X, S, Xbox One, and Windows PC, kicking off the celebrations.
Obsidian announced at the event that the official version of Grounded will be released in September of this year. According to the developer, the entire release will include all 12 updates that were previously released during Game Preview or Early Access development. Players will also be able to unravel the entire mystery of Grounded and their shrunkenness.
Hideo Kojima’s partnership
Hideo Kojima is one of the most well-known personalities in the video game industry, and he has teamed up with Microsoft to create something completely unique. It’s a game Kojima always wanted to build, and he claims it’s unlike anything anyone has ever played. It’s unknown when the game will be released, but it appears to be completely separate from the Death Stranding sequel that Norman Reedus accidentally revealed.
The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase concluded with an extended Starfield gameplay demo. Early in the game, a segment was set on the moon Kreet, showing the player’s first landing in a small craft. A robotic companion travels alongside them, providing information on their destination, which is an abandoned research site. Resources are highlighted on a nearby mountainside as they approach it and they’re removed with a laser-cutting instrument. When the player arrives at the facility, it has already been taken over by a group of space pirates, he/she equips a rifle and attacks. One can fly a starship and land on any of the approximately 1,000 planets in the game’s various systems. Starfield, which was supposed to release in November, will now be released in 2023 for Xbox platforms, cloud and PC.