Microsoft and Bethesda Showcase Recap: Biggest Showcases and Reveals

Jun 13, 2022 | 1 Votes by Mikhail 10 rate Your vote
Microsoft and Bethesda recently showcased their upcoming titles, along with a few other surprises, particularly to Game Pass. If you missed the event, let’s take a look at some of the most notable announcements. WWGDB - Microsoft and Bethesda Showcase Recap: Biggest Showcases and Reveals

Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda made waves last year, and today, we’ve received a good look at the fruits of this billion-dollar purchase. Both companies showcased some of their upcoming titles, along with a few other important announcements, in the Microsoft and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022. This highly-anticipated event exceeded expectations and although Elder Scrolls 6 wasn’t part of the showcase, we’re in for a massive treat in the next several years.

With that said, let’s take a look at some of the most notable announcements and showcases:

Starfield Gameplay Reveal



Why haven’t we heard of TES VI since it was announced? Well, it’s simply because of Starfield, Bethesda’s new space exploration and sci-fi RPG. Instead of exploring fantasy worlds with dragons and demons, you’ll put on your space suit, hop into your spaceship, and explore the vast cosmos.

The gameplay reveal showcased how massive the game is; not only will you engage in close-quarters firefights with modded guns, but also engage in space dogfights and build bases. Moreover, there’s also a management aspect where you can design your ships and determine your crew members.

Oh, and as its name suggests, you’ll get to visit hundreds of star systems, each with its own fully-explorable planets. The game has thousands you can visit, harvest resources, and see the different kinds of flora and fauna.

Persona games heading to Xbox and Windows PC



The Persona franchise is one of the most loved JRPG franchises to date, and it’s making its way to Xbox consoles and Windows PC via Game Pass. So far, only Persona 5 Royal has a release date, October 21st, 2022, while Persona 3 and Persona 4 Golden are pending. Though this is a puzzling move, considering Xbox isn’t exactly a JRPG console and Persona isn’t on the Switch yet, we’re all looking forward to becoming a Japanese high school student again.

Riot Games heading to Xbox Game Pass



Riot Games is making its way to Xbox Game Pass, both on PC and mobile. On PC, players will have access to paid content on games like Valorant and League of Legends. Meanwhile, players who play League of Legends: Wild Rift, Teamfight Tactics, and Legends of Runeterra will gain the same privileges. For example, Wild Rift players will have all their champions unlocked, letting them enter the battlefield with whichever champion they want.

Ara History Untold



Grand strategy is an underrated genre, and Ara History Untold is a new addition. All we’ve seen so far is a cinematic trailer, and it looks like a 4x hex tile game. It looks like a competitor to both Humankind and Civilization, though it appears to be more sandbox-oriented, much like Paradox Interactive’s EU4 and CKIII.

Ark 2



Ark 2 showed another cinematic trailer, but this time, it has a few story details. And yes, it shows more of Vin Diesel riding a dinosaur with his son (insert family memes here). Moreover, we get to see feathered - or more accurate versions - of these prehistoric reptiles.

Scorn



Gore is a fixture in many horror video games, but Scorn takes things up a notch. It’s a first-person horror adventure title set in a grotesque world full of blood, guts, and anything considered unsettling. One can undoubtedly call it art, considering it is based on the work of H. R. Giger and Zdzisław Beksiński, but if you’re someone who is squeamish, it’s a great way to get over your fear.

Diablo IV



Bethesda wasn’t the only published Microsoft acquired; Blizzard also became part of the computer software giant’s umbrella. Because of this, Diablo IV received a five-minute chunk of the showcase, and it detailed some of its gameplay elements. It showcased the final class, Necromancer, and announced that it will have couch co-op and cross-progression for all platforms.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn



Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn is one of the new announcements in the showcase, and yes, it looks impressive. The game’s setting is intriguing; the gate to the underworld has been opened, and the undead are pouring into the world of the living. The remaining humans banded together, using guns, swords, and magic to retake their world back from gods and demons. You’ll explore a fantasy world and get to fight a massive variety of creatures.

Notable mentions


Other noteworthy games and details that were shown or mentioned in the showcase include:

- Microsoft Simulator Simulator adds Halo’s Pelican
- Forza Horizon 5 will receive a Hot Wheels DLC
- Overwatch 2 isn’t dead yet, and it will be out on October 4th this year.
- Forza Motorsport will be out this year.
- A Plague Tale: Requiem will make its way to Game Pass, and yes, it is full of rats once more.
- Hollow Knight: Silksong will be a day one release on Game Pass.
- Grounded will finally exit Early Access with version 1.0 arriving in September.

Overall, what do you think? Which of these games are you looking forward to the most?

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