The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase is finally here, and we’re getting a boatload of gaming announcements. From Redfall to Hollow Knight Silksong, there’s something for everyone. Join us as we stream all the announcements live from the show.
Highlights from the Freedom Games Showcase
Redfall finally makes its second appearance at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. This time we have a gameplay trailer featuring Layla and her telekinetic abilities and spectral elevators. We also took a comprehensive look at the island where the game will take place.
The trailer also outlined all of the characters’ abilities in Red Fall. Jacob has a Deadeye-like ability from Red Dead Redemption 2, as well as an invisibility cloak and a spectral crow that can fly at enemies. Remi de la Rosa is an engineer with a robotic companion armed with a vampire-slaying machine gun. Next, Devinder offers extensive knowledge of vampires and brings Macgyver gear to ensnare enemies.
Hollow Knight Silksong
Hollow Knight Silksong was announced as a day-one release of Xbox Game Pass at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. The trailer showcased more of the game’s frenetic Metrovania-style combat and exploration.
high in life
High on Life is the upcoming first person shooter game from the makers of Rick and Morty. From the trailer, it looks like we can expect a ton of jokes and weird weapons, grenades, and other tools that will also talk to you.
Microsoft has announced that Riot Games’ biggest titles will soon be coming to Xbox Game Pass. We’re storing a sizzle-reel trailer of games coming to the service, including League of Legends, League of Legends: Wild Rift, Valorant, Legends of Runterra, and Teamfight Tactics.
A Plague’s Tale: Requiem
Today we also got a new longer gameplay trailer of A Plague’s Tale: Requiem. From the trailer it appears that the story will take a darker turn as our protagonist, Amicia de Rune, becomes more cruel and aggressive when it comes to killing her enemies.
The next Forza Motorsport finally got a gameplay trailer showing off the new level of realistic graphics that the game will debut. The game has been confirmed to feature ray tracing and more realistic damage to cars when they rub against each other and on the track. The trailer also revealed some new cars, including a race-ready golf cart.
Microsoft flight simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator celebrates its 40th anniversary with tons of new aircraft including gliders and helicopters.
Additionally, Xbox announced that Halo vehicles are coming to the game today and players will be able to fly the Pelican.
Overwatch 2 was announced as an October 2022 release at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. The new gameplay trailer also gave us a look at all the new looks of the characters. We also met Overwatch’s newest character, the Junker Queen, a gladiator from the Badlands who wields a lever-action shotgun and a large axe. Overwatch 2 Early Access begins October 4, 2022.
Untold Macaw Story
Announced just a few days earlier, Ara History Untold is a turn-based historical strategy game. It will be available on Windows PC with PC Game Pass on day one, although a release date has not yet been announced.
The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle
The Elder Scrolls Online High Isle expansion will be released on June 21st.
Fallout 76: The Pitt
A classic Fallout 3 location, The Pitt is coming to Fallout 76 this September.
Hot Wheels DLC for Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 is getting a Hot Wheels DLC. Similar to the Hot Wheels expansion of Forza Horizon 3 and Hot Wheels Unleashed, this expansion will feature courses with twisting paths, vertical turns, and loop-the-loops, as well as a slew of Hot Wheels toy cars. The Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC is coming this July.
Ark 2 has received another reveal trailer and is set for release next year in 2023. It has also been confirmed to release on Game Pass on day one.
We got our first look at Scorn’s extremely graphical and wet gameplay. Scorn has also been announced for October 21, 2022 and will be available in Game Pass on day one.
Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn
Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is a third-person action role-playing game in which you use both firearms and melee weapons. It will be released in early 2023 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass on day one.
Minecraft Legends is a new action-strategy game coming to Xbox and PC next year in 2023. Mojang’s latest project will be released on the first day of Game Pass.
Lightyear Frontier is a new mech exploration game that reminds us a bit of Journey to a Savage Planet. It will be released as Day One on Game Pass in Spring 2023.
Gunfire Reborn is a shoot ’em up roguelike that will be released in October 2022
The Last Case of Benedict Fox
The Last Case of Benedict Fox is due out in Spring 2023 and has been confirmed to be day one of Xbox Game Pass.
As Dusk Falls
As Dusk Falls is the first game of INTERIOR/NIGHT. It features rotoscopic graphics and is an interactive drama that can be played with up to eight people. It will be released on July 19 and the first day of Xbox Game Pass.
Naraka blade tip
Naraka Bladepoint is coming to consoles for the first time with confirmed crossplay and a new campaign mode. Naraka Bladepoint is coming to Xbox on June 23, 2022.
Obsidian revealed their next game Pentiment as a narrative detective story in Bavaria in the 16th century. Pentiment follows Andreas Maler, a traveling artist, who stops at an abbey to make an illuminated manuscript, but the story takes a turn when Andreas Mentor is accused of murder. Now it’s your job to solve the case and apparently it can take up to 25 years and Andreas keeps getting involved in incidents.
Grounded finally leaves Early Access in September after originally releasing in July 2020.
Shadow Legacy of the Ereban
Ereban Shadow Legacy is scheduled for release in 2023 and confirmed on day one of Xbox Game Pass.
Diablo IV featured the Necromancer class when their last new class was confirmed for the game. We saw new gameplay played on a character class Xbox raising dead allies and shooting down skulls. Diablo IV will be released next year with cross-play and cross-progression on PC, Xbox One, PS5, PS4 and Switch.
Sea of Thieves
Sea of Thieves announced the upcoming Season 7 update. The update allows users to buy, name and command their own ship. You can also further customize your cabin to your liking.
Ravenlok is a 2023 release coming to Game Pass on day one.
The studio behind Limbo has a new game called Cocoon due out in 2023.
Wolong fallen dynasty
Wolong Fallen Dynasty is a new game by Team Ninja, set in Japan and full of mythical creatures. It will be released in early 2023 and has been confirmed to be day one on Xbox Game Pass.