Xbox Developer Direct to Take Place on January 18

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Xbox has officially announced their first major livestream event for 2024, and it is soon. On January 18th there will be an Xbox Developer Direct to highlight new games coming out on Xbox in the future.

Update: You can read more details about all of the games announced during the Developer Direct now that it has occurred.

News of the event was shared on the official Xbox Wire website. Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief published a short blog post highlighting details on what games players can expect to see featured which are as follows:

  • 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.
  • AvowedThe 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 come to life in Avowed where players will have agency to make choices to shape every step of their adventure.
  • Ara: History UntoldHear 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 take us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to give us some insight on how they are crafting Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The team will speak to the ambition and meticulous care involved in creating Senua’s journey of survival.

Fans wanting more details from the recently acquired Activision Blizzard studios will have to wait a bit longer. Xbox explicitly stated that they will not be attending, but will have more news “later this year.”

Following the Developer Direct there will be another stream by ZeniMax Online Studios for The Elder Scrolls Online. This stream will begin at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm UK and will preview the big 2024 update coming to that online title.

The previously held Developer Direct last year featured a shadow drop of Tango Gameworks’ Hi-Fi Rush. This has lead many to expect the same from this event. Currently there have been no reputable leaks supporting a shadow drop during the event.

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