Compared to Sony’s most recent PlayStation showcase, it’s safe to say this year’s Xbox Games Showcase had a stronger showing.
Aside from a very meaty look at Starfield right at the end, there was a healthy mix of first party and third party reveals. A couple of which would’ve been more exciting had they not leaked beforehand.
In case you missed the showcase yourself, we’ve put together a quick run through every game that made an appearance, as well as launch dates and whether they’ll come to other platforms or not.
Microsoft kicked things off with a big one: a new trailer for its Fable reboot, which hasn’t been seen since 2020. Unfortunately, it didn’t really have much to share. The trailer only reveals that British actor Richard Ayoade will make an appearance, without any clear gameplay footage or a launch window.
It will be available on Game Pass from day one whenever it does come out, which can also be said for most of the other games on this list.
South Of Midnight
It was rumoured a couple of years ago that Compulsion Games’ next project would be some kind of southern gothic inspired fantasy title, and the reveal of South Of Midnight proved those rumours right.
There was no gameplay, but the distinct visual style is sure to earn it some fans already. No launch date either but it’ll come to Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Star Wars Outlaws
Not only does Ubisoft Massive’s mystery Star Wars project have a name, but it’s also slated to launch in 2024 despite what the rumours said. While the trailer for Star Wars Outlaws lacked gameplay, Ubisoft promises to have some at its own showcase tomorrow.
It’s so far only scheduled for Xbox Series X/S, but you can likely expect it to launch for PlayStation 5 as well.
From the studio behind Spiritfarer, 33 Immortals looks as visually strong as that game does and boasts a unique hook of 33 player co-op. This action roguelike launches in early access in 2024 for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
There were rumblings of a Payday 3 launch date reveal happening soon, but the Xbox trailer got to show off some gameplay as well. It certainly looks like classic Payday with clown faced robbers pulling off a bank heist. It launches for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, and PC on September 21.
Persona 3 Reload
Perhaps the most heavily rumoured title of the showcase, Persona 3 Reload’s reveal was significantly dampened by the trailer leaking earlier this week. It arrives early 2024 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC, but expect it to be a multiplatform launch.
There was unsurprisingly no sign of The Outer Worlds 2, but that’s only because Obsidian’s next project, fantasy roleplaying game Avowed, is on its way first. The brief gameplay trailer confirms a 2024 launch for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Sea Of Thieves: The Legend Of Monkey Island
Rare’s Everwild remains MIA, but Sea Of Thieves fans will soon be treated to a long overdue crossover with the Monkey Island games. It arrives on June 20 and takes players to Mêlée Island, with several Monkey Island characters like Guybrush Threepwood and LeChuck set to appear.
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024
The 2021 Microsoft Flight Simulator will be getting some Dune themed DLC on November 3 to tie in with the new movie, but developer Asobo Studio is also putting together a whole new sequel. Scheduled for next autumn, it’ll launch for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
Technically the very first Xbox Series X/S game ever shown, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 will join Avowed in 2024. It’ll also launch for PC and the new trailer is fittingly dark and creepy, and another reminder of how amazing its graphics are.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
It didn’t have any gameplay but the sequel to the 2020 Yakuza: Like A Dragon roleplaying game has a full title of Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth and seems to take protagonist Kasuga outside of Japan as he’s seen washing up on a presumably American beach. It’s scheduled for Xbox and PC in early 2024, and will most likely come to PlayStation too.
Fallout 76 got a short musical number to remind people it’s still up and running, though it ended with confirmation that players will get to visit Atlantic City in a future update.
Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess
Details are scarce, but Microsoft has partnered with Capcom on a very Japanese action game titled Kunitsu-Gami: Path Of The Goddess. It’s scheduled for Xbox Series X/S with no sign of a multiplatform launch. Perhaps Capcom will share more info at its showcase tomorrow on June 12 at 11pm BST.
Forza Motorsport was already guaranteed to appear at the showcase and thankfully Turn 10 Studios had an exact launch date for it too: October 10. It’ll come to Xbox Series X/S and PC, with footage of its single player campaign to be shared on Tuesday June 13.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom
The lack of The Elder Scrolls 6 was hardly surprising, but fans of The Elder Scrolls Online were treated to a trailer for the upcoming Necrom expansion, which will arrive in less than two weeks on June 20.
In the wake of cancelling some of Overwatch 2’s PvE content and angering a lot of fans, Blizzard Entertainment’s newest trailer clearly hopes to win them back by highlighting the story content that wasn’t scrapped. The first batch of story missions arrives on August 10 as part of a wider update.
Persona 5 Tactica
The second Atlus reveal of the show, Persona 5 Tactica’s existence also leaked alongside Persona 3 Reload. This strategy game spin-off launches on November 17 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC and probably other platforms too.
Described as an ‘action-puzzle climbing game with meditative vibes,’ Jusant is another new announcement from Life Is Strange studio Don’t Nod, which also revealed Banishers: Ghosts Of New Eden at Summer Game Fest earlier this week. Jusant launches this autumn for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC.
Still Wakes The Deep
Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs studio The Chinese Room is back with another first person horror game, with this one set on an off-shore oil rig set upon by some kind of unseen monster. It launches for consoles and PC in early 2024.
Dungeons Of Hinterberg
Despite the cosy vibes of its visuals, Dungeons Of Hinterberg is actually a new action roleplaying game from Microbird Games, albeit one with life sim elements too. This is the studio’s debut game, and it launches as an Xbox Series X/S and PC exclusive in 2024.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Keanu Reeves popped by to introduce the gameplay trailer for Cyberpunk 2077’s DLC expansion, the spy thriller themed Phantom Liberty. Set in a new district named Dogtown, it arrives for Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5, and PC on September 26.
Cities: Skylines 2
Paradox Interactive had a new gameplay trailer for its city builder sequel, and confirmation that it will launch on October 24. Aside from Xbox Series X/S, it’ll come to PC and PlayStation 5.
The third Atlus reveal and one not to be leaked, Metaphor: ReFantazio definitely boasts the strangest name of the showcase. While it looks an awful lot like a Persona or Shin Megami Tensei game, it’s a brand new IP and is currently slated for an Xbox Series X/S and PC release in 2024.
The previously rumoured Project Belfry from 2021 made its debut under the new name of Towerborne. As was claimed back then, it’s a sidescrolling beat ‘em up from The Banner Saga developer Stoic Studio and launches in 2024 for Xbox Series X/S and PC.
Set in a steam powered metropolis that looks an awful lot like the setting of BioShock Infinite, Clockwork Revolution is a first person roleplaying shooter from Wasteland 3 studio inXile Entertainment. Details are slim but it teases some time travel shenanigans where changes to the past can radically change the city. No launch date but it’s exclusive to Xbox Series X/S and PC.
The obvious grand finale to the whole thing, Bethesda spent over 40 minutes talking about Starfield, highlighting new gameplay footage and breaking down nearly every aspect of the game. It’s still on track for an Xbox Series X/S and PC launch on September 6 and pre-orders are now available.
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