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  • Writer's pictureCourt Lalonde

Breaking Down the Biggest Reveals from Xbox Developers Direct


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Xbox had their Developer Direct today and laid out their roadmap of releases for 2024. They even showed an unannounced game in Visision of Mana from Square Enix. The direct had something for everyone and didn't overstay its welcome, coming in at just under an hour in run time.


Before the direct Xbox laid out what games they would show, they were Avowed, Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, Ara: History Untold, and the highly anticipated Indiana Jones the video game we now know is called Indiana Jones and the Great Circle.


Seeing Visions of Mana was a great surprise and a huge feather in the cap for Xbox. Phil Spencer has made it clear that he wanted to bring more Japanese games to the Xbox. Recently, PlayStation announced many of the older Mana games for PlayStation Plus, so hopefully, they will come to Game Pass in the future as well. All games announced today are coming to Game Pass except Visions of Mana, which says it's only coming to Xbox consoles and PC.


Ninja Theory after the direct annoucned that Senua's Saga: Hellblade II will be digital only and cost USD 49.99 at launch but will released on Game Pass as well.



Avowed

Avowed – Launching Fall 2024


Xbox Series X|S, PC, Cloud – Joining Game Pass on Day One


Game Director Carrie Patel, Gameplay Director Gabe Paramo, and Art Director Matt Hansen gave us a first deep-dive look at the gameplay in Obsidian’s upcoming fantasy action RPG. Avowed continues Obsidian’s signature style of creating games with deep themes and player choice at the forefront.





HellBlade 2

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – Launching May 21, 2024


Xbox Series X|S, PC, Cloud – Joining Game Pass on Day One


Ninja Theory took us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to take a look at Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, meet some of the team and learn more about the craft behind their new title, which is now in the final months of development. You can join Senua on her new quest on May 21.




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Visions of Mana – Launching Summer 2024


Xbox Series X|S, PC


In a surprise appearance, SQUARE ENIX joined the show to present Visions of Mana, the first new mainline entry in the series for 15 years, and its debut on Xbox platforms. Series producer Masaru Oyamada presented a sneak peek at the gorgeous new RPG, sharing gameplay and behind-the-scenes footage before its launch in Summer 2024.





Ara

Ara: History Untold – Launching Fall 2024


PC – Joining PC Game Pass on Day One


The key leads at Oxide Games debuted an all-new look at gameplay and shared an overview of the key features coming to Ara: History Untold during today’s Developer Direct.





Indiana

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle – Launching 2024


Xbox Series X|S, PC – Joining Game Pass on Day One


The official reveal of Indiana Jones and the Great Circle debuted during Developer Direct with over 13 minutes of gameplay footage and developer insights. This new journey starring the legendary archaeologist comes from the award-winning team at MachineGames – the minds behind Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus – in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games and executive produced by Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard





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