Xbox Bethesda Showcase finally gives fans gameplay of Starfield and much more

Xbox and Bethesda have revealed dozens of games all releasing within the next 12 months.

The showcase, which was held at 6pm on June 12, bombarded viewers with trailer after trailer.

Almost all of the content is coming straight to Game Pass, Microsoft’s ‘Netflix for video games’ that has proved to be an immense hit over the last couple of years.

However, on everybody’s mind was Starfield, the next game from The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and Fallout developer, Bethesda.

Many of the details for Starfield have already been pieced together, but this gave us the first proper look at gameplay, features and scale.

What games were shown at the Xbox showcase?

The Xbox Bethesda Showcase wasted no time in giving Xbox Series X and PC owners a lot to look forward to.

The show started with an in-depth look at Arkane Studio’s new vampire-playing co-op shooter Redfall.

From the developers of the highly acclaimed Dishonored and Prey, the new game is pushing the studio into the multiplayer realm with up to four players in a team.

The next biggest game was A Plague Tale: Requiem, at atmospheric story-driven experience about a brother and sister surviving a deadly rat plague.

Another one of the most-anticipated games shown was Forza Motorsport, the long-awaited sequel to Forza Motorsport 7.

After the immense success of Forza Horizon 5 from 2021, developer Turn 10 have blown fans away with the truly next-gen immersive experience of Motorsport.

Speaking of Forza Horizon 5, that will also be getting a Hot Wheel DLC, continuing the beloved tradition going for the franchise.

Overwatch 2 also featured heavily, with Blizzard Activision showcasing some extensive gameplay of the sequel to one of multiplayer’s most lucrative hits.

Blizzard also announced that Diablo 4 was coming to the Xbox Series X, giving fans their first look at the action RPG.

Persona is coming to Game Pass, with Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5 all making the lead to Xbox.

The biggest surprise of the night was Hideo Kojima making an appearance to confirm his next game will be coming to Xbox and promises it will a video game “like no one has ever experienced”.

The remaining reveals were as follows:

  • Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
  • Cocoon
  • Ravenlock
  • Sea of Thieves – Season Seven
  • Ereban Shadow Legacy
  • Grounded
  • Pentiment
  • Nakara: Bladepoint
  • As Dusk Falls
  • The Last Case of Benedict Fox
  • Gunfire Reborn
  • Lightyear Frontier
  • Minecraft Legacy
  • Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn
  • Scorn
  • Ark 2
  • Fallout 76 – The Pitt
  • ARA: History Untold
  • Flight Simulator – 40th Anniversary
  • High on Life
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong

What is the release date of Starfield?

By far, the biggest reveal of the night of Bethesda’s Starfield, finally giving fans their first look at the highly anticipated sci-fi RPG.

It is the company’s first game since the critically acclaimed Fallout 4 in 2015, (Fallout 76 was developed by Bethesda Game Studios Austin).

The game is set to be massive, with over 100 systems and more than 1,000 planets for gamers to explore.

There will be space combat, customisable star ships and bases, along with the classic dialogue system seem in Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.

Players will be able to explore the world in either first or third person, with the most extensive gunplay seen in a Bethesda title yet.

Originally, the game was set for a November 11 2022 release date, but that was pushed back to a vague early 2023 premiere.

As every game shown at the event was promised to released within the next 12 months, it means Starfield can’t release later than June 2023, unless there is an unforeseen delay again later down the road.

What time is the follow-up Xbox showcase event?

Even though the night revealed enough to keep fans satisfied for months, Xbox announced it is having a second show.

This will give viewers a chance to take a “deeper look” at the games shown.

It will take place on June 14 at 1pm EST (6pm BST) and will once again last for 90 minutes.

On the Xbox Wire website, the company says: “We will share new trailers, take deeper looks at the news from the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, and speak with some of your favourite game creators.”

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