On Wednesday, Xbox held an exhibition called Developer Direct where the devs of five games to be released in 2023 were able to talk directly to the audience about their games through a pre-recorded event – think Nintendo Direct but less trailers and more at talk The result was a fairly interesting demonstration where we got to hear from the creators themselves what they felt about the games they were working on.
Of course, while hearing from the devs was a nice part of the show, what everyone was really interested in watching was to find out what Xbox had planned for everyone in 2023. While the games weren’t all but one on the list actually. surprise we can still say that the event left us expecting a big year for Xbox in 2023. Especially because we know that they have even more titles on the way that have not been shown yet.
Minecraft Legends – April 18
The event was the result of Minecraft legendsan RTS Minecraft game that sounds weird until you start listening to them talk about it, then it becomes clear that no franchise needed an RTS more than Minecraft. Think about it. What’s the point of RTS games? Collect resources, build bases, and destroy opposing forces by getting better at collecting resources and building bases. The only non-Minecraft what was in there was the Player vs Player element of it and basically what it is Minecraft legends putting. It should be out in April and I’m much more excited about this now than I was before the exhibition.
Forza Motorsport – 2023
It was probably the biggest disappointment of the day Game Forza Motorsport. There was nothing wrong with the game itself! It looks great, sounds great, and is likely to be yet another great entry in the Game Forza Motorsport franchise. Disappointingly, it was the only game shown that didn’t get an official release date, and it may even be delayed beyond the expected spring release that was originally announced. He is Game Forza Motorsport so we know it’s going to be a great game, but it was the odd game out among a series of release dates to be excited about.
Hi-Fi Rush – 25 January (Today)
Well, this was a pleasant surprise! Usually when a brand new game is announced the best you can hope for is a same year release date. Instead, Hi-Fi Rush it was announced and shown to an increasingly excited crowd before we were blindsided by the announcement that it was ready to go and released shortly after the presentation ended. So if you go to the Microsoft Store or GamePass right now the game is available for purchase or download. Now that’s how you make an entrance.
Go to Tina Elder Online – June 20
It’s hard to believe that this is the same franchise that was quickly ignored by many when they were released and moved on to better games. Give credit to the developers ZeniMax Online Studios, they stayed strong and created an MMO that has had many fans coming back to it over the years. For fans of the series, a major expansion was announced during the presentation and there was a new class and story for fans to jump into. For those of us who have never played before, this may be the catalyst we need to jump into the series this June.
Redfall – 2 May
Redhead, the vampire FPS game from Arkane Studios has been a point of intrigue since it was first announced. He struggled to capture the interest of fans though through most of his followers, and maybe the devs noticed that because the game was delayed side by side Constellation back in May. As it happened, this May will be the time for redemption when the game will hopefully be released. The game’s multiplayer features have a lot of potential, and the gameplay we saw today may be what finally gets people excited for a AAA title.