Microsoft will be hosting an Xbox Developer Direct event next week, promising updates on the highly anticipated Indiana Jones game, Obsidian’s upcoming fantasy RPG Avowed, and more. The presentation is scheduled to go live next Thursday, January 18 at 1:30am IST in India/ 12pm PT in the US, and will be available to watch on Xbox’s official YouTube and Twitch channels. The event will offer both gameplay footage and developer interviews to showcase upcoming titles in the ecosystem, some of which will be featured with Xbox Game Pass. However, despite the recently completed acquisition, don’t expect any Activision Blizzard games to be shown during the broadcast.
A notable highlight is MachineGames’ Indiana Jones game, confirmed to be a PC and Xbox exclusive. Announced soon after Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the first gameplay trailer of Indiana Jones will likely provide more details about the title. This segment will last approximately 10 minutes. Additionally, developer Ninja Theory will delve into the world of Hellblade 2 and may reveal a release date. Meanwhile, Obsidian will transport fans back to the fictional world of Eora with their upcoming RPG, Avowed. The event will also feature Oxide Games showcasing Ara: History Untold gameplay and providing details about the game’s inspiration and future developments.
Shortly after the Xbox Developer Direct event, ZeniMax Online Studios will host a broadcast for The Elder Scrolls Online, unveiling a new chapter that introduces a new zone, plot threads, and quality-of-life features. The show goes live at 2:30am IST in India/ 1pm PT in the US. There are also rumours of Sea of Thieves coming to PlayStation and the Nintendo Switch systems, which could be addressed during the digital event.
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In conclusion, the Xbox Developer Direct event provided an exciting look at upcoming updates for highly anticipated games such as Indiana Jones and Hellblade 2. The event showcased the dedication of Xbox and its developers to bringing immersive and innovative gaming experiences to players. With continuous updates and new information, the future of gaming on Xbox looks promising, and fans can look forward to exciting new developments in the months to come.