The Xbox Games Showcase Extended has now been completed and, as it was intended, we got extended looks at lots of the games that are in its main showcase on Sunday. Bethesda’s Pete Hines discussed Starfield, Redfall, and Fallout 76; Playground Games provided a deep dive into its coming Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC; and we got new play from small titles including Ara: History Untold and Pentiment.
GSC Game World also shared the inauguration of STALKER 2 along with a developer diary showing what it’s like to work with games in the midst of the Ukraine conflict. Another surprising message came in the form of a confirmation of it the hit game Valheim is coming to Xbox next year after it’s released on PC Game Pass this fall.
Valheim is coming to Xbox
The show began with an announcement trailer for Valheim on Xbox, the game’s first platform outside the PC. Valheim was confirmed to come to PC Game Pass yesterday, but after a handful of game clips, Microsoft also confirmed that it would come to the console.
The game will be released this fall for PC Game Pass and will later make its way to the Xbox One and Series in the spring of 2023. The Steam, Microsoft Store and Xbox versions of Valheim will be completely crossplay.
Bethesda’s Pete Hines talks Redfall, Fallout and Starfield
Bethesda exec Pete Hines gave fans additional insight into open world co-op shooter Red Fall, and discussed how the game mixes the classic Arkane Studios feel with a new (optional) multiplayer element. Hines also discussed what’s new in Fallout 76 and how its community has held on and grown along with the game itself. Starfield was the last topic of discussion when Hines defined what Bethesda calls an “epic RPG”.
Naraka: Bladepoint on Xbox Deep Dive
Naraka: Bladepoint developer 24 Entertainment gave fans a look at the game before its release date on Xbox One and Series on June 23. The studio also dug itself into its long-awaited campaign mode that will come into play at a later time.
Ara: History Untold gets the first game
Oxide Games took to the stage to discuss its upcoming historical strategy game Ara: History Untold and show the first game. A technical alpha was also announced, more information on which will follow the official website of the game.
Obsidian Entertainment discusses Grounded
Developers from Obsidian Entertainment appeared to be discussing Grounded, a Honey I Shrunk the Kids-like survival game, and it is finally released completely. The official launch date comes in September after more than two years in Early Access.
How Microsoft Flight Simulator celebrates its 40th anniversary
Xbox celebrated everything Microsoft Flight Simulator in an extended video discussing the franchise’s 40th anniversary. While the Xbox has already been released free DLC after free DLCeven more is on the way for fans today with World Update X and even more on the way.
Rick and Morty’s co-creator Justin Roiland discuss High on Life
Squanch games, developer of the recently announced High on Life, went to the Xbox stage to discuss their comedy, first-person shooter High on Life. Rick and Morty’s co-creators Justin Roiland discussed how this is his “dream game” and summed it up as “Blade Runner meets The Muppets”.
Texas Chain Saw Massacre is coming to Xbox Game Pass Day 1
A short trailer for The chainsaw massacre revealed that the Dead by Daylight-style game would be coming to the Xbox Game Pass on the launch date. A slightly safer for all public trailers was shown, but IGN has also been provided with the unclassified, red band trailer as well (above).
Pentiment gets a behind-the-scenes look
As the Dusk Falls developer explains his “Social Experience” game
Developer Interior Night showcased its “social experience” game When dusk falls, discusses how TV shows like Breaking Bad and Fargo affected its development. As Dusk Falls is an interactive story “with the power of video games behind it”.
Slime Rancher 2 is coming to Xbox Game Pass Day 1
A short gameplay trailer was shown for Slime Rancher 2 along with a confirmation that it would be coming to Xbox Game Pass on day one. Slime Rancher 2 var was first announced during last year’s Xbox Games Showcase and is now confirmed to arrive in the fall of 2022.
Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC gets a deep dive
The next Forza Horizon 5 Hot Wheels DLC coming next month and developer Playground Games gave fans a deep dive into exactly what’s coming. Player-created Hot Wheels events come to the game along with “the most extreme tracks to date in Forza” along with a brand new campaign.
Master Chief is coming this fall guys
A very dramatic trailer for Fall Guys revealed that Halo’s Master Chief arrives in the game as a new shell and a Spartan Showdown event will take place to celebrate from June 30 to July 1. While the game has been out on PlayStation and PC for a while, Fall Guys will officially hit the Xbox on June 21st.
Minecraft Legends developer 4J Studios gave fans more insight into the recently announced action strategy game takes place in the Minecraft universe.
STALKER 2’s opening is revealed next to the developer diary
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