Xbox Developer Direct: Everything We Know About the January 18th Showcase


Xbox fans, get hype – Microsoft has announced a new Xbox Developer Direct set for January 18th.

The event will give us the details about some of the highly anticipated games on Xbox this year.

What can we expect from this showcase?

Let’s break down the details.

When and Where to Watch

The Xbox Developer Direct will air on January 18th at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET / 8pm GMT.

You can tune in via the official Xbox YouTube and Twitch channels to catch all the gaming news as it happens.

Games Confirmed for Reveals & Updates

Microsoft has confirmed we’ll see new gameplay, behind-the-scenes details, and more for these blockbuster titles:

  • Indiana Jones – The first gameplay trailer plus info on the game’s setting, story, and playing as Indy
  • Avowed – An in-depth look at Obsidian’s magical RPG gameplay
  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 – Ninja Theory will reveal how they’re crafting this highly anticipated sequel
  • Ara: History Untold – Exclusive new gameplay footage for Oxide Games’ historical time-looping adventure

Unfortunately, no updates will be announced for Activision Blizzard games like Call of Duty or Diablo 4.

But there’s plenty to be excited about from Xbox Game Studios and partners.

What to Expect for Key Franchises

For Indiana Jones, Machine Games will likely showcase Indy’s death-defying traversal and combat. We may also get hints at the game’s mystery-filled story and era it’s set in.

Avowed gameplay should demonstrate Obsidian’s talent for deep magical RPG mechanics – Spellcrafting? Character builds? Upgrades? Can’t wait to see it all.

Hellblade 2 updates will provide an inside look at how Ninja Theory is advancing the technical and narrative ambition for Senua’s next chapter.

And Ara: History Untold promises time-twisting, choice-driven historical gameplay unlike anything we’ve experienced before.

Beyond the Developer Direct…Elder Scrolls Online!

Shortly after the Xbox Developer Direct ends, ZeniMax Online Studios will broadcast a deep dive into The Elder Scrolls Online’s next major chapter and more.

So it’s a back-to-back buffet of gaming reveals and updates – a great day for Xbox and RPG fans!

Get Hyped!

With reveals for these hugely popular franchises, the January 18th Xbox Developer Direct is shaping up to be an unmissable showcase.

We can expect big news that will set the gaming agenda for 2024 and beyond.

Let the hype begin!

What game are you most excited to see more of?

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