Microsoft’s Xbox Developer Direct is scheduled for Jan. 18 at three p.m. EST, the corporate introduced Tuesday. MachineGames’ upcoming Indiana Jones sport is predicted to be highlighted, alongside Obsidian’s Avowed, Oxide Video games’ Ara: Historical past Untold, and Ninja Concept’s Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2. No Activision Blizzard titles are anticipated on the published.
The Developer Direct might be broadcast on Xbox channels, in accordance with the information launch.
Right here’s the slate, straight from Microsoft:
Indiana Jones sport: MachineGames, the award-winning studio behind the current Wolfenstein sequence, will reveal their upcoming Indiana Jones sport, an action-adventure that places gamers within the leather-based jacket of the legendary archaeologist. Developer_Direct will showcase greater than 10 minutes of sport and developer insights, together with particulars in regards to the sport’s setting and story, how followers will truly play as Indy, further particulars from his subsequent globe-trotting journey, and the premiere of the primary gameplay trailer.
Avowed: The crew at Obsidian will share the primary deep dive into the gameplay expertise followers can anticipate in Avowed, their upcoming fantasy motion RPG, set within the fantastical, vibrant Residing Lands. Study extra about how Obsidian’s experience in constructing worlds with deep themes, dynamic gameplay, and considerate reactivity come to life in Avowed the place gamers could have company to make selections to form each step of their journey.
Ara: Historical past Untold: Hear from the leads at Oxide Video games – a studio based by veterans of the technique style and the creators behind traditional technique titles together with Civilization V – as they unveil unique new gameplay and share extra particulars in regards to the inspiration, key options, and highway forward for his or her upcoming historic grand technique sport.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II: Ninja Concept take us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to present us some perception on how they’re crafting Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The crew will converse to the ambition and meticulous care concerned in creating Senua’s journey of survival.
It’s unclear whether or not Microsoft will exhibit different video games in the course of the Developer Direct, past a deliberate The Elder Scrolls On-line broadcast following the principle occasion. (Microsoft mentioned in its information launch to “keep tuned to Xbox and Bethesda’s official social channels” for extra info on the Direct.)
A number of Microsoft rumors have been swirling this week, like Sea of Thieves — an Xbox console unique — probably coming to PlayStation 5, in accordance with Recreation Recordsdata’ Stephen Totilo. Large Bomb’s Jeff Grubb additionally mentioned he’s heard of Sea of Thieves coming to PlayStation 5 and Nintendo Change, alongside different Xbox exclusives. Nevertheless, it appears unlikely that these reported releases could be introduced in the course of the Jan. 18 Developer Direct.