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Everything announced at Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 - Starfield, Redfall, Diablo 4, more

Xbox Games Showcase 2022 featured over 30 games including upcoming AAA releases like Starfield, Redfall, and Diablo 4.
Everything announced at Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 - Starfield, Redfall, Diablo 4, more
Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase was a 95 minutes long affair featuring gameplay trailers of previously announced titles, new reveals, and some unexpected collaborations not many people saw coming.

Every game announced at the Xbox Games Showcase 2022 will be released in the next 12 months and will also be coming to Game Pass - Xbox's growing subscription service.

With a handful of diverse first-party and third-party AAA releases and a multitude of intriguing indies in its arsenal, Xbox's next 12 months are shaping up to be quite ambitious. With that said, here's everything revealed at this year's Xbox and Bethesda Xbox Games Showcase.

Top game announcements at Xbox Games Showcase 2022

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Starfield stole the show at Xbox Games Showcase 2022. (Picture: Bethesda)

Out of over 30 games, there were a few that stood out, as these are some of the most anticipated Xbox games set to feature over the next year.

Below you will find a list of these games alongside their release dates.

Redfall

  • Platform - Xbox Series X/S, PC. (Game Pass Day 1)
  • Release date - Early 2023

Redfall is a co-op open-world game from Arkane Austin, the studio behind Dishonored and Prey. The latest trailer finally gives a glimpse of the game's four playable characters in action using some of their unique abilities and weapons. It's safe to say that Redfall is Left for Dead but with more personality.

Diablo 4

  • Platform - PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. (Game Pass Day 1)
  • Release Date - 2023

After releasing the controversial free-to-play Diablo Immortal, Blizzard has their eyes set on releasing the next numbered entry in the long-running dark fantasy action RPG series. Diablo 4 is a full-priced Diablo adventure featuring a new Necromancer class. It's also the series' first open-world game.

The latest trailer showcases the Necromancer class in action, some of the environments players will be exploring, the game's shared-world elements, and the end game content.

Like most live-service games, Diablo 4 also features full cross-play and cross-progression across all platforms. Blizzard also revealed that they would be supporting the game with new content for several years.

Persona games on Xbox

  • Platforms - PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 21st October 2022

One of the beloved JRPG series, Persona, is finally coming to Xbox consoles and PC this fall after being requested by Xbox fans for so long.
Alongside Persona 5 Royal, which arrives first, Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden are also coming to Xbox and PC Game Pass. A new press release from Atlus confirms that the latter two are also coming to Steam and PS5.

Kojima's Xbox Game confirmed

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Hideo Kojima and his team at Kojima Productions are working on a cloud based project for Xbox. (Picture: Xbox)
  • Platforms - TBA
  • Release date - TBA

Speaking of Japanese collaborations, Kojima's long-rumored Xbox cloud project was finally confirmed by Kojima himself at Xbox Games Showcase 2022. No other details were confirmed other than the fact that "it's a new game, one that no one has ever experienced or seen before." Kojima could be referring to the recently leaked horror game Overdose, but fans will have to wait a little longer to find out. 

Overwatch 2

  • Platforms - PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC
  • Release Date - 4th October 2022 (Early Access)

Blizzard Entertainment's hero shooter is going free-to-play with its latest iteration Overwatch 2. The Xbox Games Showcase gameplay trailer not just gave a glimpse of the second new hero - Junker Queen - in action but also revealed the game's early access release date.

Starfield

  • Platforms - Xbox Series X/S, PC. (Game Pass Day 1)
  • Release Date - 2023

In what could be the highlight of the showcase for many, Bethesda finally gave fans a first look at Starfield gameplay. From character creation to space combat, from crafting and customizing one's spaceship to exploring over 1000 planets, there were plenty of jaw-dropping moments in the 15 minutes long presentation.
 While many would have preferred a concrete release date for the game, what Bethesda showed should be enough to fuel fans' appetite and get them excited for this upcoming open-world sci-fi epic.

Every game announcement at Xbox Games Showcase 2022

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Diablo 4 had a huge presence at Xbox Games Showcase 2022. (Picture: Blizzard Entertainment))

While Redfall, Starfield, Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, Persona on Xbox, and Kojima's Xbox cloud game were some of the biggest takeaways from the showcase, there were plenty of other announcements and new trailers worth checking out.

A Plague Tale Requiem

  • Platforms - Nintendo Switch, PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release date - 2022

Hollow Knight: Silk song

  • Platforms - PC, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - TBA

High on Life

  • Platforms- Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC. (Day 1 on Game Pass) 
  • Release Date - October 2022

Forza Motorsport

  • Platforms - PC, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - Spring 2023

Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary update

  • Platforms - PC, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - November 2022

Ara: History Untold

  • Platforms - PC (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - TBA

Elder Scrolls Online High Isle

  • Platforms - PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • Release Date - 21st June for consoles

Fallout 76: The Pitt

  • Platforms - PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - September 2022

Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels

  • Platforms - PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
    Release Date - 19th July 2022

Ark 2

  • Platforms - PC, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 2023

Scorn

  • Platforms - PC, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 21st October 2022

Flintlock: The Seize of Dawn

  • Platforms - PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 2023

Minecraft Legends

 

  • Platforms - PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 2023

Lightyear Frontier

  • Platforms - PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - Spring 2023

Gunfire Reborn

  • Platforms - PC, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - October 2022

The Last Case of Benedict Fox

  • Platforms - PC, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - Spring 2023

As Dusk Falls

  • Platforms - PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 19th July 2022

Naraka: Bladepoint

  • Platforms - PC, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 23rd June 2022

Pentiment

  • Platforms - PC, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - November 2022

Grounded

  • Platforms - PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - September 2022

Ereban Shadow Legacy

  • Platforms - PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 2023

Sea of Thieves

  • Platforms - PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 21st July 2022

Ravenlock

  • Platforms - PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 2023

Cocoon

  • Platforms - PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 2023

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

  • Platforms - PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S (Day 1 on Game Pass)
  • Release Date - 2023

That's all the games from the Xbox Games Showcase 2022.

For more on Xbox and video games in general, why not check our dedicated video game section for news, guides, and reviews.

 

Featured image courtesy of GINX Esports TV.