An in-cockpit view of a racer gripping the steering wheel during a race from Forza Motorsport (2023).

An in-cockpit view of a racer gripping the steering wheel during a race from Forza Motorsport (2023).

After months of relative quiet from Microsoft on the video games entrance, the corporate plans to exhibit half its Xbox Game Studios lineup in a brand new showcase known as “Developer_Direct” that can stream on Jan. 25.

Microsoft has no scarcity of video games coming to Xbox, Windows PC, and Game Pass in 2023, but the one video games confirmed to seem on the occasion are ZeniMax Online Studios’ The Elder Scrolls Online, Arkane Studios’ Redfall, Mojang’s Minecraft Legends, and Turn 10 Studios’ Forza Motorsport.

Bethesda’s Starfield won’t be at January’s Developer_Direct, nevertheless. The sci-fi role-playing game will be the star of its personal stand-alone presentation at a later date, Microsoft says.

When is the January Xbox showcase? And the place are you able to watch?

Xbox Developer_Direct will stream on Xbox’s Twitch and YouTube channels, in addition to Bethesda’s Twitch and YouTube channels on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 12 p.m. PST/3 p.m. EST.

Microsoft didn’t reveal how lengthy the Developer_Direct livestream will run for, but did promise to present the next: “more gameplay and exciting new details” from Forza Motorsport; “an insider’s look into the PvP multiplayer experience” in Minecraft Legends; and single- and multiplayer gameplay — together with fight, customization, bosses — within the open world of Redfall.

Xbox Game Studios additionally has an extended checklist of introduced but largely missing-in-action initiatives, together with Avowed, Everwild, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, State of Decay 3, The Outer Wilds 2, and reboots of Fable and Perfect Dark, on its slate. Xbox followers could have to wait till nearer to E3 2023 (or later) for updates on these video games.

2022 was a relatively quiet 12 months for Xbox, with the Xbox Game Studios’ model publishing a handful of video games like Interior Night’s As Dusk Falls, Playground Games’ Hot Wheels enlargement for Forza Horizon 5, and Obsidian’s Pentiment. But as 2023 rolls on, Xbox followers ought to anticipate a busy, crowded 12 months full of new issues to play.


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