Xbox have again followed up their initial showcase with another extended showcase, taking viewers on a deeper journey into many of the games coming to Xbox. These deeper dive saw Xbox sit down with many of the talented teams behind the game and get into the finer detail, providing viewers with an insight into the games and the thought processes behind them. We also saw a few special guests scattered throughout the show. The show also showcased many of the games to come to Xbox and Xbox Game Pass through the likes of the amazing ID@Xbox program.
Let’s have a look at everything that was shown.
Cyberpunk 2077 – Phantom Liberty Trailer
“Dive into the underbelly of Night City in the upcoming DLC for Cyberpunk 2077, Phantom Liberty.”
Cyberpunk 2077 – Phantom Liberty Keanu Reeves Interview
“Join Keanu Reeves as he gives us a glimpse of what to expect in the upcoming DLC for Cyberpunk 2077.”
High on Life – High on Knife DLC – COMING SOON
“ High On Knife – The DLC to breakout hit High On Life, 2022’s biggest launch on Xbox Game Pass.”
The Lamplighters League – 3rd October 2023 – Xbox Game Pass
“Sneak, steal, and shoot your way through a world of pulp adventure in The Lamplighters League! Globetrot across a variety of exciting locales around the world and outwit your enemies in strategic turn-based combat – and, if you play your cards right, you might just save the world. Available Day One on Xbox and PC Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S and Cloud.”
“Game director Carrie Patel talks about Obsidian’s upcoming magic and fantasy RPG, Avowed, which is headed Xbox Series X/S and Steam in 2024. Though it’s set in the Pillars of Eternity universe and includes some connections to Pillars games, you don’t need to have played these games to understand Avowed.”
The First Descendant – Free-to-Play – Crossplay Beta – 22nd to 28th August
“The First Descendant, a next-generation third-person looter shooter, revealed a never-before-seen Xbox Series X gameplay and announced a Crossplay Beta.
Join the Crossplay Beta from August 22 – 28!”
Towerborne – Game Overview – 2024 – Xbox Game Pass
“Towerborne is a new co-op adventure from the same team that made The Banner saga, coming in 2024 and releasing at launch on Xbox Game Pass.”
Fallout 76 – Once in a Blue Moon – Teaser Trailer – 20th June
“The Blue Moon rises over the hills of Appalachia, bringing forth new Cryptids to threaten the mercantile progress of the Blue Ridge Caravan Company. Defend their Brahmin herds and trade routes from crazed Cultists and monstrous creatures in two new Public Events and side quests, plus face enemies infected with a deadly new Daily Ops mutation for a chance to earn new rewards!”
Fallout 76 – Once in a Blue Moon – Gameplay Overview – 20th June
“Bethesda art director Jon Rush explains the new Once in a Blue Moon update, which will be free to play for all who already own Fallout 76. With the rise of the blue moon, players will encounter new cryptids, a horde of cultists, and two new public events that will offer currency and new rewards. Once in a Blue Moon debuts June 20, and an Atlantic City update will follow it at a later date.”
Hi-Fi Rush – Arcade Challenge Update – 5th July
“Test your abilities in two new game modes, uncover new rewards and even a few secrets in the Arcade Challenge! Update!
The new BPM RUSH mode tasks players to battle waves of enemies to music with a steadily increasing BPM or beats per minute. As you defeat each wave and tackle toughened-up new foes, the BPM will speed up to the next level, up to a whopping 200 BPM!
In Power Up! Tower Up!, players take on the Rhythm Tower challenge with a new twist. Power Up! Tower Up! introduces Upgrades and Bugs between rounds – Upgrades boost Chai’s stats and provide other helpful boons, but at the cost of a lowered score multiplier. Bugs, meanwhile, boost your score potential and get you closer to those stylish S-Ranks…but at a cost.
The Arcade Challenge! Update! also introduces new Special Attacks starring our mechanical buddies CNMN and Smidge, new challenges to earn new Photo Mode stickers, some new t-shirts for Chai and outfits for Korsica, test out new poses and filters for Photo Mode and MORE!”
Elder Scrolls Online – Necrom Expansion
“Creative director Rich Lambert and art director CJ Grebb explain the upcoming Necrom expansion.”
Phasmophobia – Early Access – August 2023
“Phasmophobia is a 4 player online co-op psychological horror. Paranormal activity is on the rise and it’s up to you and your team to use all the ghost-hunting equipment at your disposal in order to gather as much evidence as you can.”
Exoprimal – 14th July – Xbox Game Pass
“Exoprimal Director Takuro Hiraoka announces a new mode coming to Exoprimal at launch called Savage Gauntlet. Exoprimal will release Day One on Xbox Game Pass July 14th later this year.”
Microsoft Flight Simulator x Dune – 3rd November
“The ornithopter from 2021’s Dune is coming to Microsoft Flight Simulator, so Xbox showed off a real life ornithopter built for the film, and explained the science behind getting these strange contraptions working in the simulator in an in-game rendition of the planet Arrakis. This expansion releases on November 3, 2023.”
Go Mecha Ball – 2024 – Xbox Game Pass
Lies of P – Gameplay Showcase
Hellblade II – Developer’s Diary
“With Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II we want to suspend your disbelief and immerse you in Senua’s world and story. In this development diary we show you how we’re working to achieve this through our use of performance capture, and take you behind the scenes of our trailer from the Xbox Games Showcase.”
ID @ Xbox Compilation Trailer
ID@Xbox announce ten awesome games coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One. Here’s the video.
Lightyear Frontier – Early 2024 – Xbox Game Pass
“Join Sebastian, Kelly, Anita, and Carolina as they start their new homestead on the Frontier together! Throughout the day, follow along as they help each other collect resources, put down fences and buildings, and discover the hidden secrets of the planet. https://lightyearfrontier.com/
Lightyear Frontier arrives in Early Access on PC, Xbox Series S|X, and Xbox Game Pass, Early 2024!”
33 Immortals – 2024 – Xbox Game Pass
“Xbox head Phil Spencer joins Thunder Lotus creative director Stephan Logier and CEO Will Dubé for a run of 33 Immortals, the upcoming cooperative roguelike that allows up to 33 players to play together as they rebel against God’s judgment and fight for eternal life.”