All Of The Xbox + Bethesda Showcase 2022 Announcements

Starfield stole the show!

While there were nothing hugely unexpected at the Xbox + Bethesda Showcase, there was a strong commitment to showing largely gameplay and on that promise, I think Xbox delivered.

But there was a heap shown and, even better, we’ll be able to play all of this stuff within the next twelve months.

That being said, there was a lot, so let’s get straight into it.


Bethesda Gave Us A In-Depth Look At The Huge Scope And Scale Of Starfield

The game is certainly doing more than Bethesda has ever done with a game before, but I’ll let the gameplay reveal do the speaking. It’s releasing in 2023 and is exclusive to Xbox and PC.

Saints Row Boss Factory Is A Free Standalone Character Creator That You Can Download Right Now

We Got A Proper Look At Real Gameplay For Redfall

The trailer showed us a little bit of combat and introduced us to the cast of characters you’ll be able to play as and even some of the funky gadgets you’ll be able to use during your time on Redfall. It’s yet to be dated beyond 2023 though, so you’ll have to wait a bit.

The Last Three (And The Best) Persona Games Are Coming To Xbox

Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5 Royal are all making the jump to Xbox and they’ll be available on Game Pass too. Persona 5 Royal hits in October.

Hideo Kojima Confirmed He Was Working With Xbox…..But That’s About It

If you’ve been following leaks, I’m sorry, but Kojima took to the stage to confirm he was working on something with Xbox that leverages their cloud technology in a unique way to deliver something nobody has ever experienced before. I think I believe them.

After What Feels Like Forever We Finally Got More Of A Look At Hollow Knight: Silksong

We haven’t heard much about the sequel since it’s last update in December 2019, so it’s good to have some proper footage. Still no release date, though, but it’s going to be available on Game Pass when it does release.

High On Life Is A Strange Shooter With An Even Stranger Twist

It’s a brand new game from the creator of Rick and Morty that has you fighting aliens. The twist? Your guns are all also aliens that speak to you. The game is a console launch exclusive for Xbox and is releasing in October 2022.

Riot Games Took It Upon Themselves To Add Even More Value To Game Pass

Game Pass subscribers will be able to play the slew of Riot Games with all champions unlocked. Whether you play League of Legends, Teamfight Tactics or Valorant, every champion will be unlocked in those games as a subscriber.

The Latest Showing Of A Plague Tale: Requiem Shows That The Game Is Expanding In Scope And Scale

The footage really does a great job of showing how the game is expanding to offer a lot more than the original. While it still hasn’t been dated yet, it’s still coming this year apparently and this footage (captured on Series X) is looking super juicy.

We Got Our First Look At Next-Gen Forza Motorsport And It’s Looking Car-y and Tire-y

The developers showed off footage of Maple Valley – a fan favourite track from the series. You can expect real-time weather effects and a 48x improvement in physics simulations. Look, cars aren’t my jam but it’s coming in between March and June in 2023 which is great for you.

Microsoft Are Celebrating Flight Simulator’s 40th Anniversary With Some New Content

I don’t foresee a reality in which this will ever be my thing but the commitment to expanding Flight Simulator so many times each year is pretty fantastic. This new pack commemorates the franchise’s 40th anniversary and releases in October this year. A free Halo plane is also coming to the game. By soon, I mean today! I don’t really know what there is to this but it looks cool and Halo-y yes.

Overwatch 2 Was Properly Shown Off, Is Going Free To Play And A New Hero Is Coming

It’s free to play now and is hitting all major consoles in October in early access. The new character was also shown off and is a Junker Queen with a shockingly bad Australian accent.

ARA: History Untold Is A Brand New Real-Time Strategy Game And Is Coming To PC Game Pass

It promises to take you through multiple eras of history and looks to be like a bit of a Civilisation vibe. It’s developed by Oxide Games, and is a real-time strategy game that’ll launch on PC Game Pass. There’s no release date yet, though.

We Got A Trailer For Yet Another Elder Scrolls Online Expansion

It’s out next week, which is exciting. Whoever is buying these is clearly persistent as there’s still new ones coming so well done, whoever you are.

And The Ever Persistent Fallout 76 Team Is Hard At Work On A New Expansion Too

It’s called The Pitt, which any classic Fallout fan will recognise and I love me a bit of Petula Clark so lets go honestly.

The Hot Wheels Expansion Is Coming To Forza Horizon 5

You’ll be able to loop the loop in the skies above Mexico in a whole range of Hot Wheels vehicles. It’s out next month (that’s July if you’re reading this any other time than June).

Vin Diesel Continues His Tyranny Against Video Games In A Small ARK 2 Trailer

He’s shirtless and riding a dinosaur. I know Brodie is keen. It’s coming to Game Pass in 2023, with no further details just yet. The latest we have is that it’s a “definitive next-gen survival experience”.

Scorn Is Looking As Phallic As Ever And It’s Got A Release Date Too

I really don’t know what to feel about this game but it definitely makes me feel something. I’m still deciding if it’s a pleasant feeling or not. It’s releasing on October 21st this year for Xbox Series X|S. It’ll also be available on Game Pass at launch.

Flintlock: The Siege Of Dawn Merges Gunpowder And Magic In An Open-World RPG

You seem to play as a mad person with an axe and a pet that lets you phase through things which is nice. It’s out in early 2023.

Minecraft Legends Is A Brand New Minecraft Game And Wow It Sure Is Pretty

Whoever thought that blocks could look this good? It’s a new action strategy game from Mojang and is releasing in 2023.

Lightyear Frontier Looks To Make Farming Simulator Interesting, Perhaps.

It’s a spacey farming simulator that has you building up your homestead on a strange planet. It arrives in early access sometime before June 2023.

Gunfire Reborn Mixes Roguelite Elements, RPGs and Third Person Shooters And It’s Coming To Game Pass

It’s been everywhere else previously, so it’s nice to see whatever this is on Xbox.

The Last Case Of Benedict Fox Was Revealed And It’s Certainly Looking Gothic And Gloomy