An Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct games showcase will take place on January 25, featuring new details on Redfall, Forza Motorsport, and more.
Announced on XboxWire, the event will start at 12pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern / 8pm UK (so 6am AEST on January 26). A Starfield standalone show is also in the works, meaning it won’t feature at the Developer Direct, but Xbox and Bethesda still have plenty to show off for what’s looking to be a busy 2023.
The showcase will give an “inside look at some of the games coming to Xbox, PC, and Game Pass in the coming months” presented directly from the developers.
Four games have been confirmed to star so far, with The Elder Scrolls Online and Minecraft Legends joining Forza Motorsport and Redfall.
New gameplay and details will be revealed for Forza Motorsport and Redfall, while Minecraft Legends will get an inside look at the PvP portion of the game. ZeniMax Online Studios’ director Matt Firor will also reveal 2023’s major Chapter update for The Elder Scrolls Online, and a full reveal event will also follow the Developer Director.
While Starfield is perhaps Bethesda’s most anticipated game, the open world cooperative shooter Redfall is also expected this year yet still lacks a solid release date. From Dishonored developer Arkane Studios, Redfall puts players into a vampire filled world that they can conquer alone or with up to three friends.
It’s also been a while since Xbox has shared an update on Fable, its upcoming entry in the long running fantasy RPG series, but nothing was mentioned regarding its appearance. Though we’ve learned little bits here and there – like developer Playground Games hiring a Horizon: Forbidden West writer – Xbox hasn’t made an official announcement on Fable since July 2020.
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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and acting UK news editor. He’ll talk about The Witcher all day.