After several hints and rumours the Xbox and Bethesda Developer_Direct
livestream is official and scheduled to take place on January 26 at 7am AEDT (January 25 at 12pm PT). As per the announcement, we'll be getting a look at games launching in the next few months.
With Xbox specifically highlighting The Elder Scrolls Online
, Forza Motorsport
, Minecraft Legends
, and Redfall
. As none of the above have release dates it'll certainly be an interesting showcase. It'll broadcast on Xbox channels (Twitch
) and Bethesda channels (Twitch
On the question of Bethesda's Starfield
, which is still on track for the first half of 2023 release, Xbox and Bethesda note, "To dedicate the proper amount of time for a deep dive into Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield, a standalone show is in the works." Very cool.
Here's a breakdown on what to expect.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Studio Director Matt Firor will unveil 2023’s major Chapter update, including the latest regions of Tamriel to become playable in ESO, as well as a major new feature coming in the game’s biggest update this year. The Developer_Direct will be immediately followed by the full, standalone ESO Chapter Reveal Event, hosted by Zenimax Online Studios, which will provide all the in-depth details ESO players will be keen to know.
Forza Motorsport: The team at Turn 10 Studios have been hard at work, bringing fans the next generation of Forza Motorsport, built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox Series X|S. Forza Motorsport is back, and we can’t wait to share more gameplay and exciting new details.
Minecraft Legends: Mojang Studios will showcase an insider’s look into the PvP multiplayer experience in Minecraft Legends – the upcoming action-strategy game from the makers of Minecraft. Developed in partnership with Blackbird Interactive and launching this spring, don’t miss exclusive gameplay footage at the Developer_Direct.
Redfall: The minds behind Dishonored and Prey, Arkane Austin, will showcase several minutes of gameplay from their upcoming FPS. The Developer_Direct will reveal single and multiplayer gameplay, showing more of how you and your friends will take down bloodthirsty Vampires on the picturesque island of Redfall, Massachusetts. Fans can expect to learn more about combat, customization, bosses, the open world, and more.