Xbox Games Showcase Extended

Everything Shown At Xbox’s Extended Games Showcase

Microsoft had a pretty banging E3 this year, though they clearly weren’t done yet. Later in the week, Microsoft announced that they’d be holding an Xbox Games Showcase Extended event tonight.

While it was touted as “conversations with developers” about their latest projects, Major Nelson insisted that there were “some new things you won’t want to miss.

Was it worth it? See for yourself – here are all the updates from the Xbox Games Showcase. You can also watch the full two hour show in the video below:

ALL OF THE UPDATES FROM THE EXTENDED XBOX GAMES SHOWCASE

A BUNCH OF NEW FORZA HORIZON 5 INFORMATION

  • Collaboration with artists and voices from Mexico to ensure as authentic an experience as possible.
  • Event Lab allows players to set up different match modes and different courses for their players to
  • Forza Vista allows players to look at the game in unparalleled detail – it’s where everything is ramped up to the fullest detail, including ray tracing.
  • Purchasing the Premium Edition, or as a Game Pass member, the Premium Add-On Bundle, you’ll be able to play the game slightly earlier.

A NEW LOOK AT SENUA’S SAGA: HELLBLADE II

We got to see our first little snippets of Hellblade II and here were the key takeaways.

  • The team is currently building a “good chunky slice” of the game before moving into full production.
  • The team didn’t want to do a straight sequel, wanted to do a something special.
  • Set in 9th Century Iceland. Still sending their teams out there and combining their research with satellite data to create a realistic world
  • Building real costumes, scanning them in for extra realism.
  • Collaborating with Epic Games to bring realistic characters.
  • Mocap actress has been training for the more realistic combat.
  • A behind-the-scenes trailer was shown

XBOX DESIGN LAB IS RETURNING

Controllers can be customised and ordered through the Xbox Design Lab to your own liking. You can even put your gamertag on one. The programme shut down temporarily between generations but has returned now for the new consoles. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look to be launching in Austraila as of yet.

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A PLAGUE’S TALE IS GETTING A NEXT-GEN UPDATE

It was confirmed that A Plague’s Tale will be getting a free PS5/Xbox Series X update in July. The update will bring 4K resolution rendering as well as a 60 FPS mode.

A NEW GAME CALLED ROBOQUEST WAS ANNOUNCED

A brand new game called Roboquest was announced and it’s a FPS Roguelite that stylistically looks a bit like Overwatch. Definitely looks to be a fun time.

PSYCHONAUTS 2 GOT A NEW OVERVIEW

Lots of new gameplay details

THE ANACRUSIS LOOKS REALLY INTERESTING

  • Inspired by retro sci-fi such as Battlestar Galactica and Logan’s Run
  • Wanted a more positive game – arose out of a need for a more cheery upbeat experience following the dreary real world of the pandemic.
  • AI Driver is like the Director from Left 4 Dead.

WE GOT OUR FIRST LOOK AT A PIRATE’S LIFE GAMEPLAY

The team at RARE took to the stage to show off the first Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life gameplay trailer which stars none other than Captain Jack Sparrow.

ALL OF THE AGE OF EMPIRES 4 CIVILISATIONS AND LAUNCH CAMPAIGNS WERE CONFIRMED

Here are the eight civilisations that you’ll be able to play when Age of Empires IV launches later this year:

The civilisations are: English, Mongols, Chinese, Delhi Sultanate, Abbasid Dynasty, French, Holy Roman Empire, Russia and the campaigns are: Norman, The 100 Years War, Rise of Moscow, Mongol Empire.

WE GOT A NEW LOOK AT THE BIG NEW BOSS IN GROUNDED

Too spooky.

THE BATTLEFIELD 2042 DEVS STOPPED IN FOR A CHAT

We’re already sold on this game.

MICRISOFT FLIGHT SIM ON CONSOLES WAS SHOWN OFF AGAIN

The team spoke about how they adapted the game for a controller.

WE GOT AN EXTENDED LOOK AT HALO INFINITE’S MULTIPLAYER

Even more information.

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