Xbox Developer Showcase spotlights 1st half of Xbox’s 2023

The dearth of first-party titles from Xbox, particularly on the AAA entrance, is not any secret. However Microsoft promised that 2023 can be totally different and get it nearer to its purpose to launch a minimum of one huge sport per quarter. As an instance that, Microsoft aired the Xbox Developer Showcase, a video presentation (largely) targeted on video games popping out within the first half 2023. That they had rather a lot to indicate, together with gameplay from some long-awaited titles and a model new sport reveal. Hold studying to get the lowdown on Microsoft’s upcoming releases.

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Minecraft Legends

The newest Minecraft spinoff is an action-strategy sport co-developed by Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive. The visuals are surprisingly stunning, given the retro graphics of Minecraft. The artwork fashion is harking back to “HD 2D” video games from Sq. Enix like Octopath Traveler and the remake of Reside A Reside. Minecraft Legends releases on April 23, 2023.

Elder Scrolls On-line

Xbox aired a 30-minute section targeted solely on Elder Scrolls On-line and its newest enlargement, Necrom: Shadow over Morrowind. The brand new chapter, which takes gamers to Japanese Morrowind, is about 30-hours of content material. New content material contains 4 PvE dungeons and the brand new Arcanist class, the seventh total and first new class in 5 years. The enlargement releases March 13 on PC and March 28 on consoles.

Forza Motorsport

The section of the Xbox Developer Showcase targeted on Forza Motorsport facilities on how the most recent entry within the Forza collection is seems to be and sounds extra real looking than ever. It could have been good to study extra in regards to the gameplay however, to be honest, one of many fundamental appeals of the Motorsport collection is how a lot taking part in the sport feels just like the precise driving expertise. The sport is about to launch someday in 2023.

Hello-Fi RUSH

The shock announcement of the day was Hello-Fi RUSH, a rhythm motion sport from Tango Gameworks with a colourful artwork fashion and cel-shaded graphics. It seems to be extra expansive than some other rhythm sport I can consider, hinting at a big, probably open world. The footage reveals wannabe rockstar Chai combating alongside teammates, every with their very own distinctive skills, to carry out “dynamic combos and over-the-top motion.” Hello-Fi RUSH is starkly totally different from Tango’s different titles, the horror collection Evil Inside and supernatural Ghostwire Tokyo. You may see for your self if the tonal pivot is profitable, as a result of Hello-Fi Rush is out there to play now.


A deep dive into Redfall‘s gameplay was precisely what was wanted to satiate longtime followers of Arkane, exhibiting viewers that the vampire-hunting shooter is extra like Arkane Austin‘s 2017 immersive sim Prey than earlier trailers advised. Like Prey, the weapons do greater than blast enemies and blow issues up and the distinctive skills within the sport separate it from different first-person shooters. Redfall seems to be like a extra approachable Arkane sport, which can be simply what Xbox wants proper now. The sport comes out on Could 2.

The Xbox Developer Showcase, whereas gentle on surprises, offered much more information about 2023 titles and offers motive for followers to get enthusiastic about Xbox once more. If Microsoft manages to launch all these video games, Starfield, and perhaps one other unique or two, 2023 would be the greatest yr Xbox has had in a very long time.