Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase: Biggest 2022 Trailers & Announcements

Xbox revealed much exciting news at the Xbox & Bethesda Game Showcase, ranging from a more extended look at Starfield to Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV news.

For this event, Xbox only concentrated on games available to play within the subsequent 12 months. So at least you won’t have to stay too long. In case you forgot, here’s a roundup of the most noteworthy announcements and trailers.

Hollow Knight: The highly-anticipated sequel, Silk Song, to the famous Hollow Knight indie title, is assigned to pitch on day one for Xbox Game Pass subscribers. The trailer reveals the platformer’s beautiful artwork and gameplay, but there isn’t an official release date yet.

It’s authorized: Overwatch 2 will be free to play before access is fixed on October 4th. The play will also feature a new tank hero named Junker Queen. Blizzard will indicate more information about the game during an event on June 16th.

Bethesda has finally offered us a more extended look at character design and shipbuilding capabilities in Starfield, a frolicking that has been in the product since 2018. The highly-anticipated space exploration role-playing game peeks pretty promisingly from the trailer. Though the human characters still glimpse as Bethesda made them.

Xbox is partnering with Persona designer Atlus to obtain Persona 4 Golden, Persona 5 Royal, and Persona 3 Portable to Xbox consoles and PC. Persona 5 Royal will be the foremost to come on October 21st.

Diablo IV is — ultimately — set to come out the following year for both Xbox and PC. During the showcase, Blizzard revealed the game’s couch co-op capability and introduced the fifth and final class: the Necromancer.

The new Forza Motorsport is designated to come with “a new level of realism” powered by the Xbox Series X’s ray-tracing powers. Other changes include changing the time of day and temperatures, tire and fuel management, in-depth car-building, and more.

Microsoft Flight Simulator: 40th Anniversary add-on — open now — makes Halo Infinite’s Pelican flyable in-game. It will also feature collaborations with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum “in a one-of-a-kind collaboration,” with more attributes to come later.

Xbox offered a new glimpse at Redfall, a co-op, first-person shooter (FPS) with players safeguarding off vampires in the fictitious town of Redfall, Massachusetts. Redfall, created by the Arkane Studios, the team behind Dishonored, made its first impression at E3 last year.

We got another glance at Vin Diesel in Ark 2. The prehistoric survival sandbox endures on the alien planet of Arat and is set to arrive next year on Xbox.

Like earlier Forza Horizon games, Forza Horizon 5 also gets a Hot Wheels expansion pack that allows you to build and race on custom tracks made with virtual track pieces. The expansion, which is coming on July 19th, will also feature new cars, including the 2021 Hennessey Venom F5 and 2000 Hot Wheels Deora II.

Minecraft Legends is a new action-strategy spinoff that asks you to “unite the overworld.” The trailer shows familiar boxy-looking characters fending off hoards of enemies on horseback and commanding their teams.

The first thing you’ll detect about Pentiment is its distinctive art style. The narrative-style game is in 16th-century Bavaria and arrives at us from Obsidian, the same studio that obtained us Fallout: New Vegas.

The following season Sea of Thieves is termed “Captains of Adventure” and is set to become available on July 21st. It introduces the ability to buy, name, and customize ships.

A new area is coming to Elder Scrolls Online. High Isle consists of a series of isles located in the Systres Archipelago, where you’ll have to defend the area’s population of Bretons from the Ascendant Order.

Hideo Kojima, the developer, best known for his work on the Metal Gear series, made an appearance during the event, noting that his studio is partnering with Xbox on a new game. Details are still slim for now, but one can’t help but wonder if it has anything to do with leaked gameplay footage that Kojima asked a reporter to take down.

Lastly, Xbox showed off the lineup of games set to arrive on Game Pass for PC and Xbox over the next year. It includes many games Xbox teased today, like Overwatch 2, Persona 5 Royal, Redfall, and Starfield.