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Microsoft held an online event this Sunday, during which the computer giant lifted the veil on many new games and presented some titles already revealed in more depth.
Gameplay for Redfall (Xbox, PC)
Among the excluded featured at this year’s keynote is, of course, Redfall, the new co-op FPS from Arkane, the studio behind the excellent Deathloop and Dishonored. Expected for early 2023, the title will offer to embody a handful of fighters who find themselves isolated on an island with an army of vampires. Gameplay-wise, expect something pretty close to Back 4 Blood. The originality of the title will come mainly from its open world, and its gameplay, based largely on the skills of the characters.
Gameplay for Forza Motorsport (Xbox, PC)
Announced two years ago, the new episode of Forza Motorsport was finally shown through a lengthy gameplay sequence. Visually very impressive, the title takes full advantage of the capabilities of the new generation consoles. The unveiled video shows the enormous work done at the level of detail. Each blade of grass is modeled in great detail. The title uses and abuses ray tracing, even in the reflections that appear on the bodywork. Expected for early 2023, the title will launch exclusively on PC and Xbox.
The first images of Starfield (Xbox, PC)
This is probably the biggest exclusion from Microsoft’s next console. Starfield, the new game from Bethesda (The Elder Scrolls, Fallout), was presented with much fanfare during the evening. The title is presented as a futuristic RPG, in which players can freely explore no less than 1,000 planets in the Milky Way. Starfield is one of the first true new generation games. It will offer a gigantic universe to explore. The developers also don’t seem to have put up barriers as they gave free rein to their imagination in terms of content. Players will be able to customize their avatar, their ship, collect resources, freely upgrade their arsenal, and explore the far reaches of the galaxy as they wish. On the gameplay side, we are faced with a nervous shooter, much more in any case than Fallout. The title will also offer space travel, space combat and the driving of various types of vehicles in the explored habitats. Launch scheduled for early 2023.
A new project with Kojima (Xbox, PC)
Surprise of the night, Microsoft announced a new collaboration with Hideo Kojima, the creator of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding. The next game from his studio, Kojima Productions, will be released exclusively on Xbox. It is rumored to be a horror game that somehow harnesses the power of the cloud. Unfortunately, we don’t know more about this collaboration at this time.
Wo-Long, the new game from Team Ninja (Xbox, PC)
Another surprise: the announcement of Wo-Long, a Souls-like developed by Team Ninja (Ninja Gaiden, Ni-Oh), exclusive to the Microsoft machine, which above all marks the return of a close collaboration between Microsoft and Team Ninja, once one of the publisher’s most valuable allies. We do not know much about the title at the moment except that it will exploit Eastern mythologies.
Persona 3, 4 and 5 are coming to Xbox
We’ve been waiting for it, and now it’s official: the Persona license will make its debut on Xbox this year. Atlus unveiled ports of Persona 3, 4, and 5 Royal during the Xbox event. Episode 5 was released exclusively for PC and PS4. Given that this is one of the best JRPGs in recent years and a first big collaboration with the publisher, excitement was running high. Especially since it opens the doors to other JRPG ports on Microsoft consoles.
On the ground, the final version finally arrives (Xbox, PC)
Still on the side of first-party productions, Microsoft has confirmed the imminent release of the final version of Grounded, Obsidian’s new game, and probably one of the best surprises of the last two years. The title was in “preview” version for more than two years. It is presented as an open world cooperative role-playing game, which draws its originality from its universe. The player here explores a garden, shortly after being shrunk. Since the launch of the first beta, the title has been offered a lot of new content and has benefited from notable additions. The final version should still bring its share of news, next September.
Pentiment, the new Obsidian game (Xbox, PC)
The Obsidian studio also came to present another novelty with Pentiment, a very strange 2D adventure game that will put you in the shoes of an artist in 16th century Bavaria. The title has a unique artistic touch and will offer an adventure that promises to be completely uninhibited.
A release date for As Dusk Falls (Xbox, PC)
Another Xbox Game Studios collaboration, probably the least exciting of all, As Dusk Falls was already announced a year ago. This narrative game, which will take the form of an interactive movie, draws its originality from its very particular artistic direction. It will be available on the Microsoft console starting July 19.
Minecraft Legends (Xbox, PC)
The Mojang studio also came to present its new game, a new spin-off of the Minecraft franchise that will take the form of a real-time strategy game and will focus on multiplayer. The platforms are not specified, but there is a possibility that this title will also be released on Switch and PS4, since the previous spin-off was entitled to an expanded release.
A great expansion for Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox, PC)
Just like Forza Horizon 3, Forza Horizon 5 will be entitled to a big expansion this year, and in this case an expansion based on the Hot Wheels license, with completely crazy designs and new vehicles. The Hot Wheels expansion is coming to PC and Xbox on July 19.
Ara, a new exclusive strategy game (Xbox, PC)
Another little surprise of the night, the announcement of Ara, a turn-based strategy game developed by the Oxide studio, which will obviously be released exclusively on Xbox and PC. No details about the game have been leaked, however the first trailer suggests that it will be very close to Civilization in concept.
Cocoon, the new game from the creator of Limbo (Xbox, PC)
On the indie side, this year we find the new production from the main designer of Limbo, Cocoon, a curious adventure game in which the player will have to play with the physics of the world.
Ravenlok, a curious A-RPG (Xbox, PC)
The creators of Echo Generation came to present their new project, an ambitious action RPG called Ravenlok, which will offer players to explore a vast fantasy universe.
Ereban: Legacy of Shadows (Xbox, PC)
Out of nowhere, Ereban is a new action-adventure game that is characterized by its very stealth-oriented gameplay. The first trailer presented suggests an ambitious and charming title.
High on Life (Xbox, PC)
Straight from the twisted mind of the creator of Rick & Morty, High on Life is a new first-person adventure game that promises to be totally wacky. The title is expected for next October on PC and Xbox.
Flintlock (Xbox, PC)
Another surprise of the evening, the announcement of Flintlock, a curious third-person adventure game that will obviously be very action-oriented, with intense combat, powerful powers and a universe that promises to be very attractive.
Some massive announcements:
– Sea of Thieves will be entitled to a new season this year, the seventh already, which will add new content and minor features.
– Diablo IV revealed itself through a long gameplay video. The title will launch on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation consoles and will be integrated into Gamepass on day one.
– Xbox will host the battle-royale Naraka on June 23, a free-to-play game that is currently a hit in Asia.
– Scorn, the very strange FPS exclusive to Xbox consoles, will be released next October.
– Valheim, the survival game phenomenon of 2021, will launch this year on Xbox.
– Ark 2 briefly appeared in a new trailer. The title will launch exclusively on PC and Xbox in 2023.
– Fallout 76 will be entitled to a new expansion called The Pitt.
– The Elder Scrolls Online will also offer a new extension with High Isle, which will offer to explore a region never before explored in an Elder Scrolls game.
– Overwatch 2 will be released this coming October and will ultimately be free to play.
– Flight Simulator will be entitled to a new reissue with new content. On the program: the introduction of helicopters and the piloting of a Spartan ship.
– The sequel to A Plague Tale was briefly shown via a new trailer.
– The sequel to Hollow Knight, Silksong, was shown through a trailer.
– Gamepass subscribers will be entitled to benefits on publisher Riot games, including unlocked characters.
– Lightyear Frontier is a curious space farming game that will be released this year on PC and consoles.
– Gunfire Reborn is an edgy FPS that will put you in the shoes of unleashed kittens. The game will be released on PC and consoles.
– The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a 2D action/adventure game that will be released this year for PC and consoles.
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