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Xbox has announced the date for its 2024 Developer Direct as 18 January. The show will be streamed at 12 pm PT/3 pm ET/8 pm GMT and will give fans a glimpse at some of the highly anticipated titles coming to Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Game Pass. The show will last for an hour—but there is more afterward.

Xbox Developer Direct Confirmed For January 18, An Hour Of Unrivaled Excitement

The game creators will be available to guide fans through an in-depth look at their upcoming titles. Other questions the game developers will answer at the event are who is creating the games and how they are being created.

“The show will be a celebration of just a selection of our slate of upcoming games from Xbox,” wrote Joe Skrebels, Xbox Wire Editor-in-Chief. “It’s also another part of our commitment to consistently bringing Xbox players can’t-miss experience. 2024 kicked off with a bang for Game Pass members, and you can expect that line-up to include more incredible games from Xbox and our partners as the year goes on.”

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The show will be streamed across all Xbox channels including YouTube. Soon after the showcase, ZeniMax Online Studios will host a global reveal of The Elder Scrolls Online 2024 at 1 pm PT/4 pm ET/9 pm GMT. The ZeniMax show will preview the biggest update for the game in 2024.

The standalone presentation will see the developers unveil the next major chapter for The Elder Scrolls Online which includes a new storyline, new zone, and other major features coming to the game later this year.

It appears some people were privately invited to experience the show. This was evident in some of the comments left under the tweet announcing the Xbox Developer Direct. One such comment was left by @OfficialCABBAC who said, “Thank you for my personal invitation. I hope other people might also receive an invite.”

In response, Xbox wrote, “Safe to say a few people might be joining us”.

Which games will be showcased at Xbox Developer Direct?

The games that will be showcased at Xbox Developer Direct include the upcoming Indiana Jones currently in development by Sweden-based MachineGames, Avowed by Irvine-based Obsidian, Ara: History Untold by Maryland-based Oxide Games, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II by Cambridge-based Ninja Theory. Below is an excerpt from Skrebels’ Xbox Developer Direct announcement.

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Xbox Developer Direct Confirmed For January 18, An Hour Of Unrivaled Excitement

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.

Xbox Developer Direct Confirmed For January 18, An Hour Of Unrivaled Excitement

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 come to life in Avowed where players will have agency to make choices to shape every step of their adventure.

Xbox Developer Direct Confirmed For January 18, An Hour Of Unrivaled Excitement

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.

Xbox Developer Direct Confirmed For January 18, An Hour Of Unrivaled Excitement

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II: Ninja Theory takes 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.

Which of the games that will be showcased at Xbox Developer Direct are you most excited about? Share your thoughts in the comment box below.


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