Almost exactly a year after the inaugural event, the Xbox and Bethesda Developer Direct is coming back for 2024 and it’s happening this week on January 19th.
This time, the showcase will give fans a look at four key games, giving fans an in-depth look via each titles’ development team including insights into their creation. The games are Indiana Jones (which we may have learned the title of early), Avowed, Ara: History Untold and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II.
WHEN IS THE XBOX AND BETHESDA DEVELOPER DIRECT IN AUSTRALIA?
You’ll be able to watch the showcase on January 19th at the below local times:
7.00 AM AEDT (Melbourne/Sydney/Hobart/Canberra)
6.30 AM ACDT (Adelaide)
6.00 AM AEST (Brisbane)
5.30 AM ACST (Darwin)
4.00 AM AWST (Perth)
9.00 AM NZDT (Wellington)
HOW DO I WATCH THE XBOX AND BETHESDA DEVELOPER DIRECT?
The Xbox & Bethesda Developer Direct will be streamed live on the official Xbox and Bethesda channels below:
WILL THERE BE ANOTHER HI-FI RUSH STYLE SHADOW DROP?
It doesn’t seem likely this time around, sadly. In its blog post, Xbox said that “All the games in this year’s Developer_Direct will be arriving later, with more details to be shared in the program.” Still, there’s always hope!
Shortly after the Developer Direct has concluded, ZeniMax will also host The Elder Scrolls Online 2024 Global Reveal at 8AM AEDT with news on the game’s next major Chapter and updates.
Here’s a bit more about each of the games being featured via Xbox Wire:
Indiana Jones game: MachineGames, the award-winning studio behind the recent Wolfenstein series, will reveal their upcoming Indiana Jones game, an action-adventure that puts players in the leather jacket of the legendary archaeologist. Developer_Direct will showcase more than 10 minutes of game and developer insights, including details about the game’s setting and story, how fans will actually play as Indy, additional details from his next globe-trotting adventure, and the premiere of the first gameplay trailer.
Avowed: The team at Obsidian will share the first deep dive into the gameplay experience fans can expect in Avowed, their upcoming fantasy action RPG, set in the fantastical, vibrant Living Lands. Learn more about how Obsidian’s expertise in building worlds with deep themes, dynamic gameplay, and thoughtful reactivity come to life in Avowed where players will have agency to make choices to shape every step of their adventure.
Ara: History Untold: Hear from the leads at Oxide Games – a studio founded by veterans of the strategy genre and the creators behind classic strategy titles including Civilization V – as they unveil exclusive new gameplay and share more details about the inspiration, key features, and road ahead for their upcoming historical grand strategy game.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II: Ninja Theory take us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to give us some insight on how they are crafting Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The team will speak to the ambition and meticulous care involved in creating Senua’s journey of survival.