A new Xbox Developer_Direct takes place on January 18 – here's what to expect
Microsoft is kicking off the year with some updates on four upcoming games
Microsoft has announced that a new Xbox Developer_Direct will take place on January 18 at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm GMT.
The show, which is presented by the game creators themselves, will offer an in-depth look at four upcoming Xbox Series X games: the Indiana Jones game, Avowed, Ara: History Untold and Senua’s Sage: Hellblade 2.
We haven’t heard anything about the Indiana Jones game ever since it was announced, so it’ll be interesting to see how developer MachineGames is adapting the IP into a video game format. Will the game use a third-person perspective or first-person? Or perhaps a blend of both? Hopefully, all will be revealed.
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The more footage of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 we see, the harder the wait for the game’s release becomes. Hellblade 2 was first revealed alongside the Xbox Series X in 2019, and we’re still waiting for a concrete release date. A trailer was released during The Video Game Awards 2023, so maybe Xbox will finally announce when the game is coming out.
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Xbox Developer_Direct
🙌 A new Xbox Developer_Direct takes place on January 18
📆 You can tune in from 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm GMT
🆕 Updates on the Indiana Jones game, Avowed, Ara: History Untold and Senua’s Saga: Hellbalde 2 will be shown
🤞 Expect at least one surprise, as Hi-Fi Rush was shadow-dropped during last year’s Developer_Direct
Similarly, Avowed is another game that has been in development for quite some time. It’s being developed by Obsidian, the studio behind Fallout: New Vegas, Grounded and Pentiment, which has a great track record of delivering quality titles. Still, more information and a release date would be appreciated.
The Xbox Developer_Direct will likely contain a couple of surprises, too. Last year, Microsoft shadow-dropped the excellent Hi-Fi Rush for players to enjoy, but it might be a little optimistic to expect something similar this time around.
After the Developer_Direct has concluded, ZeniMax Online Studios will host The Elder Scrolls Online 2024 Global Reveal at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm GMT to unveil the game’s next major chapter.
There also won’t be any Activision Blizzard announcements during the Xbox Developer_Direct, but Microsoft said to “look forward to news from those teams later this year”.