The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase was held over the weekend. In previous years, the Xbox and Bethesda shows of past E3 events were always highlights. After their acquisition last year they have come together and showcased 30 games. I have been trying to reduce the workload by focusing only on games I am really interested in, however almost every game mentioned looks fantastic and I will likely play over time. From building on existing IPs like Microsoft Flight Simulator adding the Pelican transport from Halo and committing to monthly updates, and the new Hot Wheels DLC announced for Forza Horizon 5, to giving us a decent first look at Starfield gameplay as well as Forza Motorsport. There was a lot to like!
While this article will show everything mentioned, it’s important to note that every game below is coming out within the next 12 months. While we didn’t get any news or updates on games like Perfect Dark, Hellblade 2 or any word on the theoretical Phoenix Edition of Gears of War, to me that doesn’t matter. In my opinion, I think it’s a great move to focus on the immediate future and not spend time overhyping games that are still years away. They can’t keep everyone happy but from us here at Roundtable Co-Op, we’re just happy to see game updates and new games to add to our wishlists. So sit back and enjoy game information and trailers from the recent Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase.
Redfall – Coming in 2023
Experience Redfall, a brand-new co-op FPS from the award-winning team at Arkane Austin. Redfall brings you an open world packed with mystery, a diverse roster of heroes to choose from, strategic combat that will keep you on your toes, painstakingly crafted environments, a rich narrative driving you through the world, a wide array of weapons… and vampires. Get ready to face off against the bloodsucking menace when Redfall launches in 2023.
Hollow Knight: Silksong – No release window yet
Discover a vast, haunted kingdom in Hollow Knight: Silksong! The sequel to the award-winning action-adventure. Explore, fight and survive as you ascend to the peak of a land ruled by silk and song when Hollow Knight: Silksong launches with Xbox Game Pass.
High on Life – Coming October 2022
Fresh out of high school with no job and no ambition, you’ve really got nothing going for you until an alien cartel that wants to get high off humanity invades Earth. Now, you and a team of charismatic talking guns must answer the hero’s call and become the deadliest intergalactic bounty hunter the cosmos has ever seen. Travel to a variety of biomes and locations across the cosmos, go up against the nefarious Garmantuous and his gang of goons, collect loot, meet unique characters, and more, in the latest comedy adventure from Rick and Morty’s Justin Roiland!
Riot is Bringing Its Biggest Games to Game Pass
In a first for Game Pass, the partnership will extend beyond PC to include Riot’s mobile-only and mobile-accessible titles. Coming this winter, all Game Pass members will receive bonuses across titles like League of Legends (PC), League of Legends: Wild Rift (Mobile), Legends of Runeterra (PC & Mobile), Teamfight Tactics (PC & Mobile), and Valorant (PC).
A Plague Tale: Requiem – Coming later in 2022
Witness the end of Innocence in A Plague Tale: Requiem, and embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world, and discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. Strike from the shadows or unleash hell with a variety of weapons, tools and unearthly powers when A Plague Tale: Requiem releases in 2022.
Forza Motorsport – Coming Spring 2023
We went under the hood to share the next generation of Forza Motorsport to immerse you in the spectacle of racing like you’ve never seen before. Captured in-game, we unveiled a brand-new trailer, which debuted alongside the first ever gameplay of Forza Motorsport. Forza Motorsport has been built from the ground up to showcase the Xbox Series X|S consoles. The accuracy of our overhauled physics, the beauty of our cars and tracks, our new dynamic time of day, advanced car damage, and real time ray tracing on track lead to a generational leap in immersion.
Microsoft Flight Simulator – Celebrates 40 Years and Exclusive Halo Infinite Pelican Release
Microsoft Flight Simulator announced that it looks forward to celebrating 40 years of flying around the world with the Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition, a completely free offering for Xbox Game Pass members and those who already own Microsoft Flight Simulator. The 40th Anniversary Edition will offer the famous “Spirit of St. Louis”, a true-to-life Airbus A310, and more. Finally, in an exclusive partnership with the Halo franchise and 343 Industries, Microsoft Flight Simulator introduces an incredibly detailed Halo Infinite Pelican add-on. It’s available for free today in the in-sim marketplace.
Overwatch 2 – Coming October 5 and is free-to-play
Attention all heroes! Overwatch 2 arrives on October 4 as a free-to-play live service. Tune into the Overwatch 2 Reveal Event on Overwatch’s Youtube Channel on June 16 to learn more about what is to come for the game. And stick around until the end of the event to watch the full-length version of the new animated short “The Wastelander”, featuring new Tank hero Junker Queen.
ARA: History Untold
Ara: History Untold is in development at Oxide Games, which was founded by and includes many of the leads that shipped one of the most popular turn-based strategy games of all time. In Ara: History Untold players will build and lead a nation throughout history as they explore new lands, develop arts and culture, conduct diplomacy, and go head-to-head with rivals to prove they are the greatest leader ever known.
Fallout 76 – The Pitt – Coming September 2022
For the first time, players will be able to go on adventures beyond the natural expanse of Fallout 76’s Appalachia with Expeditions! Arriving free for all Fallout 76 players this September, Expeditions takes players to the rusted ruins of post-nuclear Pittsburgh. Now known as The Pitt, the area is in conflict as the local Union is under siege from deadly Raiders, savage Trogs and more. With Expeditions, players can venture out and take on missions to earn XP, loot and even legendary items.
Forza Horizon 5 – Hot Wheels – Coming July 19, 2022
Last seen in Forza Horizon 3, this new expansion introduces players to the visually stunning, exhilarating new Horizon HOT WHEELS Park, in the clouds high above Mexico. Complete missions to unlock special Hot Wheels Heats events and celebrate the history of Hot Wheels in a new five-part Horizon Story. In a first for Forza, join friends and play the entire expansion from the very beginning in co-op. We’re excited to expand the Forza Horizon 5 fleet with 10 incredible new to Forza cars, including four new Hot Wheels scaled up to life size.
Ark 2 – Coming in 2023
Starring Vin Diesel as the hero Santiago, ARK 2 tells the story of a father and a daughter (“Meeka” played by Auli’i Cravalho!), of betrayal & broken promises, and the strength of the family bond – and of course, it’s a story of badass giant dinosaurs. But even more importantly, this is about players’ own stories – like any good persistent-world online survival game, ‘Survivors’ in ARK 2 each have their own unique path through the game, as they form their own tribe, make their own friends, and attempt to build their own creature-aided civilization.
Scorn – Coming October 21, 2022
With this nightmarish first-person horror adventure, players will be able to fully immerse themselves within a mesmerizing maze of odd forms and somber tapestries. Since reaching our last major milestone back in December, the team has been working hard to add all the finishing touches.
Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn – Coming in 2023
Take to Flintlock’s vast battlefields, combining and mastering an arsenal of tools and magical abilities. Join Nor and her mysterious companion, Enki, in this open-world RPG adventure and embark on an epic journey of vengeance, gunpowder and magic in humanity’s last stand.
Minecraft Legends – Coming in 2023
Mojang Studios unveiled Minecraft Legends, an all-new action strategy game developed in partnership with Blackbird Interactive, launching in 2023. Minecraft Legends takes players to the Minecraft universe in a fun and unique new way, as they lead their allies in heroic battles to defend the Overworld.
Lightyear Frontier – Coming Spring 2023
Welcome to the Frontier! Begin your new life on a strange and beautiful planet as you build up your homestead, farm alien crops, and use your mech to explore what this new landscape has to offer.
Gunfire Reborn – Coming October 2022
Action-packed roguelike, Gunfire Reborn, brings its fun and exciting world to Game Pass this October. Pick your hero, each with their own abilities and powers, and dive into the action. Defeat nefarious enemies, discover awesome abilities and pick up dropped weapons and items to become more powerful! Collect scrolls and copper throughout your adventures to upgrade your hero and refill supplies. Play in single-player or recruit your friends for 2–4 player co-op.
The Last Case of Benedict Fox – Coming Spring 2023
Dive into a twisted world of secret organizations, forbidden rituals, and cold-blooded murders in the evocative and hand-crafted Metroidvania that is The Last Case of Benedict Fox. Enter the consciousness of the victims to explore their memories in search for clues. Take up the last case of Benedict Fox, a self-proclaimed detective bound to his demon companion.
As Dusk Falls – Launching July 19, 2022
INTERIOR/NIGHT’s debut game is an uncompromising tale of family, resilience and sacrifice, coming to Xbox, Windows, Steam and Xbox Game Pass on July 19. In As Dusk Falls, you’ll have agency over the lives of relatable, far from perfect human beings, inviting you to empathize with their real-life struggles and aspirations. This cinematic story is brought to life by the performance of actors that are digitally rendered into a beautiful art style, creating a unique experience that plays like a motion graphic novel.
Naraka: Bladepoint – Coming June 23, 2022
A mythical action combat game for up to 60 players, NARAKA: BLADEPOINT is one of the best-selling PC games in 2021 with over 10 million players since last August. NetEase’s debut on Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC, players can experience the excitement of melee combat and world exploration with their selected heroes and weapons, competing with other foes to be the last one standing when it launches with Game Pass on June 23.
Pentiment – Launches November 2022
From Obsidian Entertainment and set in 16th century Bavaria, Pentiment will take players on a narrative journey through the eyes of Journeyman Artist Andreas Maler during a time of great social unrest. Players will become entangled in a series of murders that span over 25 years. It will be up to the players to investigate and interrogate the townsfolk to make their own decisions, where the consequences will impact the town for years to come. Led by game director Josh Sawyer, this game is brought to life by a talented team inspired by illuminated manuscripts, woodcut prints, and history itself.
Grounded – Launching in September 2022
Grounded is preparing to leave Game Preview this September as it launches its full 1.0 release. Find out how the teens got into the yard and the mad scientist behind it in the fully playable campaign – all of which can be experienced alone or with a group of friends! This release also opens an entirely new part of the Grounded world – the upper yard. New armor recipes, new weapon recipes, and the giant Mantis wait for the players with this update.
Ereban Shadow Legacy – Coming in 2023
Ereban: Shadow Legacy is a fast-paced story-driven stealth platformer game where you become Ayana, the last descendant of a forgotten race. Harness mystical shadow powers, high-tech gadgets and avoid or kill to uncover the truth about your past and the key to saving a dying, morally grey universe.
Diablo IV – Necromancer Trailer – Coming in 2023
Diablo IV will launch in 2023 and will be available on PC, Xbox One X|S, and Xbox Series X|S. It will feature cross-play and cross-progression for all platforms. On console, players can play alongside a friend with couch-co-op. Explore what the next generation of the genre-defining Action RPG has in store, with player choice at the forefront of a truly unique journey and every inch of Sanctuary built for combat. Learn about Diablo IV’s end game, where the story concludes but the quest for true power really begins.
Sea of Thieves – Season Seven – Launching July 21, 2022
With a harmonious flourish, the latest Sea of Thieves trailer has unveiled a major addition coming in Season Seven: Captaincy! Offering players the ability to name and customise their ships, save loadouts between sessions and much more, this is a suite of highly anticipated features that the team are excited to bring to all who sail the Sea of Thieves.
Ravenlock – Coming in 2023
An action-packed fable from Cococucumber, Ravenlok is a fairytale reimagining of a kingdom troubled by a corrupted Queen and a young girl’s destiny to fulfill a dangerous prophecy. After stumbling upon a magical mirror, Ravenlok finds herself pulled away from reality and into a land shrouded in darkness, cursed by the corruption of the Caterpillar Queen. Seeking only to return home at first, she rises to the occasion by challenging fearsome foes to save the fallen kingdom. Slash through sinister jesters in the Mask Mansion and burn down the Weeping Fungi in the mystical Mushroom Forest in an unforgettable, action-packed adventure.
Cocoon – Coming in 2023
From Jeppe Carlsen, the lead gameplay designer of LIMBO and INSIDE — COCOON takes you on an adventure through worlds within worlds. Master the world-leaping mechanics to unravel a cosmic mystery.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty – Coming in 2023
A joint creation by Team NINJA producers Fumihiko Yasuda (Nioh) and Masaaki Yamagiwa (Bloodborne), Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty follows the dramatic, action-packed story of a nameless militia soldier fighting for survival in a dark fantasy version of the Later Han Dynasty where demons plague the Three Kingdoms. Players will fight off deadly creatures and enemy soldiers using swordplay based on the Chinese martial arts, attempting to overcome the odds by awakening the true power from within.
Persona Series on Xbox
In celebration of 25 years of Persona games, we are bringing the worldwide hits Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden and Persona 3 Portable to Xbox and Windows. Fans will get to experience this beloved RPG series starting this Fall! On October 21, 2022, don the mask of Joker and join the Phantom Thieves of Hearts in Persona 5 Royal.
Starfield – Coming in 2023
In unveiling the first gameplay footage from Starfield, Game Director Todd Howard took fans on a tour of this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars. The first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, Starfield will allow you to create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery. In the year 2330, humanity has ventured beyond our solar system, settling new planets, and living as a spacefaring people. From humble beginnings as a space miner, you will join Constellation – the last group of space explorers seeking rare artifacts throughout the galaxy – and navigate the vast expanse of the Settled Systems in Bethesda Game Studios’ biggest and most ambitious game.