The Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct Extended which unveiled a celestial constellation of mind-blowing announcements leaving gamers on the edge of their seats, have just wrapped up. From jaw-dropping exclusives to highly anticipated releases, the event had it all. So, let’s delve into Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2023 highlights to get a recap of all the major announcements.
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Starfield Takes Center Stage
The most anticipated game of the show was Starfield, a new sci-fi RPG from Bethesda Game Studios. The game is set in a vast galaxy filled with over 100-star systems, each with its own planets to explore. Players can create their own character and choose their own path, from being a smuggler to a space marine. Starfield will be released on November 11, 2023.
Ubisoft’s Star Wars Outlaws
Ubisoft has announced that Star Wars Outlaws is coming in 2024. The game is a space combat game set in the Star Wars universe. Star Wars Outlaws will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.
Starfield Xbox controller and headset
Microsoft has announced a new Xbox controller and headset that are themed after the upcoming game Starfield. The controller features a black finish with gold accents, while the headset features a black and blue design. Both items are scheduled to be released on November 11, 2023, the same day as Starfield.
Xbox Series S Carbon Black
Microsoft has announced a new color variant for the Xbox Series S console. The Carbon Black Xbox Series S features a black finish with a matte finish. The console is scheduled to be released on July 1, 2023.
Xbox Showcase Shocks Gamers with Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk-2077: Phantom Liberty is a new expansion for the popular action RPG Cyberpunk-2077. The expansion is set in the dangerous district of Dogtown, where players must forge alliances within a web of shattered loyalties and sinister political machinations. Do you have what it takes to survive? Phantom Liberty is set to be released on October 10, 2023 for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Avowed is a new action RPG from Obsidian Entertainment, the creators of Pillars of Eternity and Tyranny. The game is set in the world of Eora, and it will allow players to explore a vast open world and fight against powerful enemies. Avowed is expected to be released in 2024.
Flight Simulator 2024
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 is the next installment in the popular flight simulator series. The game will feature new aircraft, airports, and weather systems, as well as improved graphics and performance. Flight Simulator 2024 is scheduled to be released in 2024.
Forza Motorsport is the latest installment in the popular racing game series. The game will feature a new engine that will allow for more realistic graphics and physics. Forza Motorsport is scheduled to be released in October 2023.
Dontnod Reveals Climbing Game Jusant
Dontnod Entertainment, the developers of Life is Strange, have revealed a new game called Jusant. Jusant is a climbing game set on a mysterious island. The game will feature a unique art style and gameplay mechanics. Jusant is scheduled to be released in 2024.
Cities Skylines 2
Cities Skylines 2 is the sequel to the popular city-building game Cities Skylines. The game will feature new features and improvements, such as a new traffic system and a more detailed world. Cities Skylines 2 is scheduled to be released on October 24, 2023, and it will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Journey to Necrom
Bethesda Softworks has released a new trailer for the upcoming The Elder Scrolls Online expansion, Necrom: Shadow Over Morrowind. The expansion will take players to the island of Necrom, where they will face off against a new threat. Necrom: Shadow Over Morrowind is scheduled to be released on June 20, 2023.
Path of the Goddess
Capcom has revealed a new game called Path of the Goddess. Path of the Goddess is a 2D action-adventure game set in a fantasy world. The game features a unique art style and gameplay mechanics. Path of the Goddess is scheduled to be released in 2024.
Fallout 76 Atlantic City Expansion
Bethesda Softworks has announced that the Atlantic City expansion for Fallout 76 is coming soon. The expansion will add a new location to the game, as well as new quests and content. The Atlantic City expansion is scheduled to be released in July 2023.
Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island
Sea of Thieves is getting a crossover with the Monkey Island series. The crossover will add new content to the game, such as new cosmetics and a new Tall Tale. The Monkey Island crossover is scheduled to be released in August 2023.
Persona 3 Reload
Atlus has officially revealed Persona 3 Reload, a port of the Persona 3 games for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox Series X|S. Persona 3 Reload will feature updated graphics and gameplay mechanics. Persona 3 Reload is scheduled to be released on October 24, 2023.
Overkill Software has revealed gameplay and a release date for Payday 3. Payday 3 will be released on February 14, 2024. The game will feature new heists, weapons, and characters.
These are just a few of the many announcements that we covered at the into Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase recap. Microsoft is clearly committed to delivering a strong lineup of games for Xbox and PC gamers in the coming years.