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Xbox Games Showcase – All the Announcements and Trailers

The Xbox Game Showcase offered a sneak peek into the exciting roadmap Microsoft has planned for 2023 and beyond, let's jump in.

The Xbox Showcase was truly the blockbuster gamers were hoping for. It featured 27 games, 21 of which are coming to Game Pass, 13 from Xbox first-party studios, and 12 world premieres. Additionally, there was a 45-minute Starfield Direct deep dive to top it all off. This event solidified its place as one of Xbox's most impressive June showcases ever, setting an exciting roadmap for the future of the Xbox platform.

Here is a list of the games revealed during the event, along with a brief description, their trailer and the most up-to-date information about their release windows:


Fable - Release Date - 2024

The beloved action-adventure RPG franchise returns with a new installment from developer Playground Games. In the new gameplay trailer, a virtual representation of British comedian Richard Ayoade gave us a look at the newest version of Albion. Ayoade's character is unveiled as a giant within this world, pursuing the main protagonist.

 

South of Midnight - Release Date - TBD

This atmospheric third-person game plunges players into a dark and mysterious world of the deep South. In the CG trailer, we saw stop-motion style characters interacting that looked like something straight out of a Tim Burton film. The first character is an undead blues artist named Shakin' Bones who strums a guitar. A young lady and her rabbit companion in search of a massive creature.


Many details around the game are uncertain, but South of Midnight is under development by Compulsion Games, the studio behind Contrast and We Happy Few.

 

Star Wars Outlaws: Official World Premiere - Release Date - 2024

The Xbox Showcase kept the strong moment rolling with the world premiere trailer of Star Wars Outlaws. We were introduced to protagonist Kay Vess and her sidekick Nix.


This was teased as the "first-ever open-world Star Wars game," taking place between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Engage in combat, pilfer valuable items, and outsmart your opponents as you navigate through the galaxy's criminal underworld and become one of the most sought-after outlaws.

 

33 Immortals - Release Date - "Coming 2024"

In this action RPG, players will embark on an epic journey through a mythical world, battling powerful foes and discovering the secrets of the legendary 33 immortals.

 

Payday 3 - Release Date - September 21, 2023

The popular heist-based first-person shooter returns with new missions, weapons, and characters.

 

Persona 3 Reload - Release Date: Coming 2024

A remastered version of the classic JRPG using the Unreal Engine. Reload will feature updated graphics, gameplay improvements, and additional content for fans to enjoy. Coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC in early 2024.

 

Avowed - Release Date: Coming 2024

In Avowed you'll venture into the Living Lands, a mysterious island teeming with peril and excitement. As an emissary of Aedyr, your mission is to examine whispers of a rampant plague harbouring a hidden danger capable of annihilating everything. Avowed is slated for 2024, and will be "Day One" on Xbox Game Pass.

 

Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island - Release Date: July 20th, 2023

A crossover event between the popular pirate adventure game and the classic point-and-click series, brings new content, quests, and surprises for fans of both franchises.

 

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 - Release Date: 2024

The latest installment of the acclaimed flight simulation series, offers players breathtakingly realistic visuals, improved physics, and an expanded roster of aircraft, modes and locations. In addition to all of this, the new installment will have new aerial mission simulations such as Agricultural Aviation, Mountain Rescue, Aerial Construction, Firefighting, Cargo Transportation, racing and more. The game will feature exciting extras like hot air balloons and is set to release in 2024.

 

Dune swoops into Microsoft Flight Simulator - Release Date: November 3, 2023

In a separate announcement, it was revealed that a collaboration with the film Dune will bring the iconic Ornithopters to Flight Simulator on November 3, 2023.

 

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 - Release Date: 2024

The sequel to the critically-acclaimed psychological action-adventure game delves deeper into the haunting story of Senua and her journey through a nightmarish world.

 

Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth - Release Date: Early 2024

The protagonist of the series Ichiban "Ichi" Kasuga kicks off the trailer by finding himself disoriented and frightened, waking up nude on an American beach. This brief teaser hints at a departure from the series' traditional Japanese setting for the first time, potentially taking players to a location like Hawaii.

 

Fallout 76 Rolls the Dice in Atlantic City - Release Date: Coming Soon

The popular post-apocalyptic multiplayer RPG receives new updates, content, and improvements. This time the series heads to the gambling haven Atlantic City.

 

Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess - Release Date: TBD

In this action game, players must guide a divine spirit on a quest to restore balance to a world teetering on the brink of chaos.

 

Forza Motorsport - Release Date - October 10th, 2023

The renowned racing simulation franchise returns with stunning graphics, realistic physics, and a vast selection of cars and tracks for players to master.

 

Overwatch 2: Invasion - Release Date - August 10th, 2023

"Toronto is under attack!" New maps, new missions, and all-new ways to play are coming in Overwatch 2: Invasion, arriving on August 10th.

 

Persona 5 Tactica - Release Date - November 17th, 2023

Ignite a fire in your heart in Persona 5 Tactica, an all-new strategy RPG adventure with the Phantom Thieves of Hearts. Coming to Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC.

 

Starfield Official Gameplay Trailer

The first look at hotly anticpated Starfield gameplay footage was shown off ahead of the full dedicated Direct. From space travel, battles, diverse weapons, creatures, and urban environments, there's plenty to explore. Starfield is set to launch exclusively on Xbox Series X|S and PC on September 6th, 2023 and day one with Xbox Game Pass.

 

Jusant - Release Date - November 17th, 2023

A brand-new action-puzzle climbing game with meditative vibes, coming to Xbox Series X|S and PC. Play Day One with Xbox Game Pass.

 

Still Wakes The Deep - Release Date: 2024

In Still Wakes the Deep you are an off-shore oil rig worker, fighting for his life through a vicious storm, perilous surroundings, and the dark, freezing North Sea waters. All lines of communication have been severed. All exits are gone. All that remains is to face the unknowable horror that’s come aboard. Search for your crew and help them survive if you can. Run, climb, and swim through the flooding corridors and storm-lashed outer decks. Face a terrifying, unrelenting foe.

 

Dungeons of Hintenberg - Release Date: Coming 2024

An action-packed dungeon crawler that challenges players to delve into treacherous dungeons, battle fearsome monsters, and uncover valuable treasures.

 

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty - Release Date - September 26, 2023

An expansion for the futuristic open-world RPG, introducing new missions, characters, and locations for players to explore. Johnny Silverhand and V join forces once more in the previously uncharted Dogtown district of Night City. Keanu Reeves teased a "massive expansion" for Phantom Liberty. The new expansion also features Idris Elba as Solomon Reed.

 

Cities Skylines 2 - Release Date: October 22, 2023

The sequel to the popular city-building simulation game, featuring improved graphics, gameplay mechanics, and new challenges for aspiring urban planners.

 

Metaphor: ReFantazio - Release Date - 2024

A surreal adventure game that transports players into a dreamlike world where they must navigate mind-bending puzzles and confront their deepest fears.

 

Towerborne - Release Date - Coming 2024

A strategic tower defence game that tasks players with defending their kingdom from relentless waves of monstrous invaders.

 

Clockwork Revolution - Release Date - Coming 2024

InExile Entertainment showed off its next big project in this steampunk-inspired action-adventure game. It looks to offer players a thrilling journey through a world of gears, steam, and time travel.

 

Xbox Series S – Black 1TB Edition - Release Date - September 1st, 2023

A sleek, black version of the Xbox Series S console, featuring an upgraded 1TB storage capacity is on its way this Fall.

 

Starfield Direct

A special 45-minute presentation after the Xbox Games Showcase provided an in-depth look at the game. There were deep dives into the development, gameplay, and features of the highly-anticipated sci-fi RPG. I'll have in-depth coverage of the event coming up via dappertux.com.

Stay tuned for more information on these exciting titles and upcoming releases on the Xbox platform. What were your thoughts on the Xbox Games Showcase 2023? Let me know in the comments below!

 

About the Author - Matthew "Dapper Tux" Rondina

Matthew has been involved in all things gaming since the 8-bit era. He is a veteran of the video game and tech industry who has been passionate about technology and gaming for over 20 years. Along with being the Managing Editor of dappertux.com, he has bylines with Best Buy, Cineplex Entertainment, Mobile Syrup and Walmart. Follow Matthew’s gaming + tech adventures on twitter, Instagram and join in on the fun!

 

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