Xbox Developer Direct Showcase 18 January 2024
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Next Xbox Developer Direct Showcase Announced for 18 January

Microsoft has officially announced another Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct showcase set to air on Thursday, 18 January 2024. This time, Xbox has told viewers upfront what to expect and that includes new looks at Obsidian’s Avowed, Ninja Theory’s Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Ara: History Untold and MachineGames’ Indiana Jones game.

The next Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct showcase will air on Thursday, 18 January 2024 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm GMT or 10pm CAT. This marks the second Developer Direct event since the first took place last year around the same time. It’s unclear if Microsoft plans on making these annual events every January, though it’s a good format to give Xbox players a better look at the year of gaming releases ahead.

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As for the games that will be shown during the presentation, Xbox has detailed below exactly what fans can expect:

  • Indiana Jones game: MachineGames, the award-winning studio behind the recent Wolfenstein series, will reveal their upcoming Indiana Jones game, an action-adventure that puts players in the leather jacket of the legendary archaeologist. Developer_Direct will showcase more than 10 minutes of game and developer insights, including details about the game’s setting and story, how fans will actually play as Indy, additional details from his next globe-trotting adventure, and the premiere of the first gameplay trailer.
  • Avowed: The team at Obsidian will share the first deep dive into the gameplay experience fans can expect in Avowed, their upcoming fantasy action RPG, set in the fantastical, vibrant Living Lands. Learn more about how Obsidian’s expertise in building worlds with deep themes, dynamic gameplay, and thoughtful reactivity come to life in Avowed where players will have agency to make choices to shape every step of their adventure.
  • Ara: History Untold: Hear from the leads at Oxide Games – a studio founded by veterans of the strategy genre and the creators behind classic strategy titles including Civilization V – as they unveil exclusive new gameplay and share more details about the inspiration, key features, and road ahead for their upcoming historical grand strategy game.
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II: Ninja Theory take us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to give us some insight on how they are crafting Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The team will speak to the ambition and meticulous care involved in creating Senua’s journey of survival.

It’s safe to say that all of the above titles will also be coming day one to Xbox Game Pass.

Source: Xbox Wire

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