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  • Writer's pictureCourt Lalonde

Xbox Announced a Developer Direct


Xbox is ringing in the new year with an Xbox Developer Direct on January 18th at 12 pm PT, 3 pm ET, and 8 pm GMT. It was announced today on Twitter via the Xbox account.

The direct looks to be a big one where they will look in-depth into some big upcoming titles. We will see how things are going with Machine Games Indiana Jones game. An in-depth look into what is going on at Obsidian with Avowed. They will show Ara: History Untold, which is being worked on in a Maryland studio called Oxide Games. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II from Ninja Theory will also be there, so the lineup is stacked.

They mentioned that they will not be showing anything from Activision Blizzard at this time, so they're setting the expectation there. They did say they would have more news about those games in the future. Everything they will show will be coming to Xbox Game Pass.

Fans should tune in on Xbox channels at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET / 8 pm UK, January 18 to see all the latest on: 

  • 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 comes to life in Avowed, where players can 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 takes us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to give us some insight into how they craft Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The team will speak to the ambition and meticulous care involved in creating Senua’s journey of survival.

Shortly after Developer_Direct has concluded, ZeniMax Online Studios will host The Elder Scrolls Online 2024 Global Reveal at 1 pm PT / 4 pm ET / 9 pm UK, a standalone presentation where the development team will unveil the game’s next major Chapter, including the new zone, storyline, and other major features coming in the game’s biggest update this year.


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