While Xbox had a pretty underwhelming 2022 in terms of first-party AAA releases, 2023 might just be the year we see Xbox pull no punches. The first hit comes in the form of the next Xbox Games Showcase, called "Developer_Direct," in late January 2023.
This article explains everything you need to know about the Developer_Direct event, from how you can watch this showcase from Bethesda and Xbox to the exact date and time, as well as the upcoming titles that will be shown.
Update on 26 January 2023: We've updated this article with the latest information about the Xbox "Developer_Direct". With the show now complete, learn about all the offical announcements.
Xbox Developer_Direct Date & Time
After a bunch of rumors and leaks, Microsoft has confirmed the exact date and time for the Xbox Developer_Direct event.
Mark your calendars for 25 January at 12:00 PT / 15:00 ET / 18:00 GMT. You will get an inside look at some of the games coming to Xbox, PC, and Game Pass over the next few months. Exciting!
At the time of writing, there is no clear indication of how long the Developer_Direct event from Xbox and Bethesda will last.
How To Watch Developer_Direct Xbox Showcase
You can watch the Developer_Direct showcase on the following streams.
Tune in 30 minutes before 25 January at 12:00 PT / 15:00 ET / 18:00 GMT and wait with other fans for the showcase to begin.
All Games at the Developer_Direct Xbox Event
Microsoft has outlined a list of games that will be showcased during the Developer_Direct event on 25th January 2023. No, Starfield won't be there, but Forza Motorsport, TESO, Minecraft Legends, and probably the most exciting one of all, Arkane's Redfall, will be shown off.
Check out the details and descriptions of what you can expect from each game at the latest Xbox Games Showcase, aka Developer_Direct, below.
- 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 has 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.
So there you have it, all the games being shown off by Xbox and Bethesda at the Developer_Direct event, how you can watch it, alongside the exact date and time. Enjoy!
Maybe, just maybe, we will see a "one more thing" announcement, but we doubt it in this type of event.