It’s a wrap on the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct, and the first major video game showcase of 2023. The show gave us a lot of what we expected, everything that was leaked and, well, no surprises really. Here are all the announcements, trailers and news Microsoft had to offer.
Developer Direct kicked off with a look at Minecraft spin-off Minecraft Legends and its PVP experience. It will be released on April 18, 2023 on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S and of course Game Pass. Here’s Tom’s Minecraft Legends preview if you want to know more. The new trailer is below:
Moving on to Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport. It features fully dynamic time of day and weather – a first in the series – and over 500 cars. This will launch sometime this year on PC and Xbox Series X and S. Here’s the trailer:
Next! Microsoft announced Tango Gameworks’ Hi-Fi Rush, which leaked ahead of the show. It’s a rhythm action game that looks inspired by the beloved Jet Set Radio. And the best part? It’s out now on Game Pass! The gameplay video is below:
And here’s the Hi-Fi Rush launch trailer:
Developer Direct U became Elder Scrolls Online’s next expansion, Necrom, which was also leaked. This includes a new playable class called the Arcanist, and takes place in eastern Morrowind. It will be released on June 20, 2023. Here is the global reveal video:
Arkane Austin’s Redfall closed the show. Redfall is a shooter that can be played solo or in four-player co-op. It will be released on May 2. Here’s the extended gameplay preview:
And that’s it! Short and sweet from Microsoft, which gave fans a better idea of what’s to come in 2023. No Starfield, of course – it’s set for its own exhibition at some point.
So what did you think? Is there something that interests you?