Xbox Developer_Direct Showcase coming January 25th. Redfall, Forza Motorsport, ESO, and Minecraft Legends. Starfield show in the works

Originally published at: Xbox Developer_Direct Showcase coming January 25th. Redfall, Forza Motorsport, ESO, and Minecraft Legends. Starfield show in the works. - XboxEra

What You Need to Know

  • Xbox has officially confirmed the rumored January 25th developer showcase
  • Games showcased will be previously announced titles such as Elder Scrolls Online, Redfall, Forza Motorsport, and Minecraft Legends
  • Starfield is confirmed to have its own show in the works
  • No hosts! Just extended gameplay deep dives from the developers
  • It will air at 1 pm EST on the official Xbox YouTube and Twitch channels

The Xbox Direct

Xbox has finally confirmed the long-rumored January showcase. It is happening on January 25th at 3 pm EST /12 pm PST. Four games will be showcased at the event, which will feature no hosts. Elder Scrolls Online, Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Minecraft Legends will have developer-extended gameplay deep dives. Starfield was mentioned as having its own deep dive show in the works, which should quell fears about another delay for the massive title. You can find the entire blog post below as well as a tweet from Aaron Greenberg clarifying what the show will be.

It also appears that some Game Pass news may be coming? The Xbox Game Pass twitter account shared this

trust us you guys are not gonna want to miss this https://t.co/o0i4xf3O24

— Xbox Game Pass (@XboxGamePass) January 11, 2023


Join us on January 25th for our first Developer_Direct. A new approach with no hosts, to share the magic of being inside our studios seeing extended gameplay & hearing directly from the dev teams working hard on some of the games coming for you. https://t.co/PfitWOIsX5

— Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼‍♂️💚U (@aarongreenberg) January 11, 2023


Xbox and Bethesda to Present Developer_Direct Livestream on January 25

by Xbox Wire Staff • Jan 11, 2023 @ 7:00am

Xbox and Bethesda will present a Developer_Direct on Wednesday, January 25, providing fans with an inside look at some of the games coming to Xbox, PC and Game Pass over the next few months.  

Presented by the game creators themselves from studios including Arkane Austin, Mojang Studios, Turn 10 Studios, and ZeniMax Online Studios, the Developer_Direct will focus on big features, extended gameplay showcases, and the latest info for Xbox games launching in the next few months, including The Elder Scrolls OnlineForza MotorsportMinecraft Legendsand Redfall 

To dedicate the proper amount of time for a deep dive into Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield, a standalone show is in the works. 

Fans should tune in on Xbox channels (TwitchYouTube) and Bethesda channels (TwitchYouTube) at 12pm PT/3pm ET, January 25 to see all the latest on:  

  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Studio Director Matt Firor will unveil 2023’s major Chapter update, including the latest regions of Tamriel to become playable in ESO, as well as a major new feature coming in the game’s biggest update this year. The Developer_Direct will be immediately followed by the full, standalone ESO Chapter Reveal Event, hosted by Zenimax Online Studios, which will provide all the in-depth details ESO players will be keen to know. 
  • Forza Motorsport: The team at Turn 10 Studios have been hard at work, bringing fans the next generation of Forza Motorsport, built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox Series X|S. Forza Motorsport is back, and we can’t wait to share more gameplay and exciting new details. 
  • Minecraft Legends: Mojang Studios will showcase an insider’s look into the PvP multiplayer experience in Minecraft Legends – the upcoming action-strategy game from the makers of Minecraft. Developed in partnership with Blackbird Interactive and launching this spring, don’t miss exclusive gameplay footage at the Developer_Direct
  • Redfall: The minds behind Dishonored and Prey, Arkane Austin, will showcase several minutes of gameplay from their upcoming FPS. The Developer_Direct will reveal single and multiplayer gameplay, showing more of how you and your friends will take down bloodthirsty Vampires on the picturesque island of Redfall, Massachusetts. Fans can expect to learn more about combat, customization, bosses, the open world, and more. 

Stay tuned to Xbox and Bethesda’s official social channels for more on the Developer_Direct, coming on Wednesday, January 25 at 12pm PT/3pm ET. 

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Pumped for the Forza and Redfall deep dives!

Update: CONFIRMED!

Xbox and Bethesda will present a Developer_Direct on Wednesday, January 25, providing fans with an inside look at some of the games coming to Xbox, PC and Game Pass over the next few months.

Presented by the game creators themselves from studios including Arkane Austin, Mojang Studios, Turn 10 Studios, and ZeniMax Online Studios, the Developer_Direct will focus on big features, extended gameplay showcases, and the latest info for Xbox games launching in the next few months, including The Elder Scrolls Online, Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends, and Redfall.

To dedicate the proper amount of time for a deep dive into Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield , a standalone show is in the works.

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Love the name… Genuine and new

My hopes are that they may dive deep into visual and mechanics behind the all the systems in these games

We may see RT stuff or maybe super resolution stuff finally

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No starfield ? They need to make sure that is clear in the announcement.

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You know I actually had a dream the other day where there was an “Xbox Direct” and it really was true to that name, to the point where it was outright using the same music and graphics found in Nintendo Direct only recolored green lol.

Will be quite funny if the official event actually has the word “Direct” in the name.

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Ideally they announce a date for a dedicated Starfield stream/Direct during this upcoming Direct. Just let us know how things stand.

Exactly, Starfield isn’t at the show for a reason but people don’t seem to understand that. It’s getting it’s own show

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Oh I think people get that, but I can see why people would be a bit confused too. Several of us have started to believe Starfield is now before Redfall. Which is still possible, if they have a Direct in like February or March for it.

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We’ll have to see how this plays out, but surely with the amount of monthly Game Pass announcements they could do something like:

  • Game Pass announcements for the month
  • Announcements of smaller first party titles, DLC, etc. (save the big stuff for E3)
  • Announce release dates for first party (announce year at E3, finalize dates at directs)
  • Announce / highlight third party & indies

With this, you have a solid monthly direct. You also have the option to turn this into a bi-weekly show, should they want to keep the bi-weekly Game Pass drops.

Also, for games that require a deep dive (Redfall, Starfield, etc.) they could also do game-specific directs.

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I’ll take anything at this point.

Supposedly Forza has been in internal beta testing for a while now. So I’d like to think that game in particular could be ready to roll in say April with maybe an open beta in Feb for fans to test things.

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This can be easily done by Pete hines making a quick appearance saying starfield is still on track, tune in later for more news. Etc.

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What does “developer direct” mean ?

Is it because of Bethesda being its own entity ?

A new format with devs interviews ?

I’m not sure what to expect.

I am expecting deep dives in graphics and mechanics of the games

Like RT and simulation in Forza

Same with the Redfall and Minecraft maybe

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Yup, either that or the marketing team at Microsoft really doesn’t understand how hype works.

Most likely almost entirely focused on Redfield and Minecraft, with a reveal of the new Tango game and maybe some Forza details, like a reveal of a new feature(maybe VR for PC, for example(Doubt it)). They’re also 100% gonna use this to announce a few coming gamepass deals, for the entire year.

Hopefully.

Probably an unpopular opinion but I am hoping to see -some- third party games here too.

The cycle

Start with Developer direct- end it with hype for Starfield

Do the Starfield direct - end it with hype for E3 show

Do E3 show - end it with hype for next show

And keeps on going

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