With Summer Game Fest not too far in the rearview mirror, the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 unleashed a barrage of thrilling game trailers that left gamers in awe and anticipation. From the long-awaited return of Fable to the captivating cosmic journey of Starfield, there was no shortage of excitement. Let's delve into each title reveal, one by one!
Top 10 game reveals from the Xbox Games Showcase 2023
Unveiling the best of Xbox gaming…
1. Fable (TBA)
After an agonizing 13-year wait, fans of the iconic Fable series were treated to a delightful surprise—the announcement of the fourth instalment simply titled 'Fable.' The trailer introduced us to an unassuming man with a passion for cultivating his fantasy garden. Little did we know that he was the legendary giant from the tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. The captivating trailer, captured entirely within the game itself, promised a visually stunning experience and a grand return to the enchanting Fable universe.
2. Starfield (September 6th, 2023)
Bethesda's highly anticipated Starfield took centre stage with a captivating one-hour showcase. The game's trailer provided a tantalising glimpse into diverse environments, showcasing space exploration and a majestic dinosaur. The meticulously crafted universe, along with a comprehensive skill tree system, promises an immersive experience. The release date of September 6 has been set, beckoning players on Xbox Series X and Windows PC to embark on a cosmic odyssey.
3. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (September 26th, 2023)
Return to the electrifying world of Cyberpunk 2077 with the upcoming expansion, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty. The trailer thrusts players back into the shoes of V as they navigate a treacherous world filled with conspiracy. Set in the Pacifica Combat Zone, the expansion introduces new characters and promises a riveting spy-thriller experience with Keanu Reeves and Idris Elba (jaw drop).
4. Forza Motorsport (October 10, 2023)
The engines are revving louder than ever as Forza Motorsport revealed its highly anticipated release date during the Xbox Games Showcase. Racing enthusiasts mark your calendars for October 10, when the world of Forza Motorsport will roar to life on Xbox and PC. The sleek and stunning cars showcased in the trailer, including the Cadillac V series R and the Corvette E-Ray, are sure to provide a feast for the eyes and an adrenaline-fueled racing experience. With availability on multiple platforms and the convenience of Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass, the world of motorsport will be at your fingertips.
5. Senua's Saga: Hellblade II (2024)
Ninja Theory's haunting and harrowing journey into madness continues with Senua's Saga: Hellblade II. Serving as a sequel to the critically acclaimed Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, the game explores mental health through a new descent into darkness. The latest trailer takes us deep into a wet cave, where Senua confronts a cacophony of haunting voices within her own mind. While the release date remains a mystery, the tantalizing glimpse into this psychological odyssey promises an unforgettable experience.
6. Star Wars Outlaws (2024)
Enter a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars Outlaws, a game that breaks away from traditional narratives. Embracing the realm of smugglers and thieves, the game delves into the shades of grey that define their existence. Prepare for an epic journey through a sprawling universe, where the lines between right and wrong blur in a lawless society. The unveiling of this game will take place during the Ubisoft Forward event.
7. South Of Midnight (TBA)
Immerse yourself in the mystical charm of the American Deep South with South of Midnight. Set within the bayou, this macabre adventure blends fantasy elements with a rich southern backdrop. Prepare to embark on a dark and haunting journey through a world shrouded in mystery, where supernatural creatures lurk in the shadows. The trailer showcased atmospheric visuals, eerie swamp landscapes, and glimpses of intense combat against otherworldly foes. As the protagonist, players will navigate a web of secrets and unravel the region's dark history.
8. Avowed (2024)
Obsidian Entertainment, known for its exceptional RPGs, presented Avowed, a first-person fantasy epic set in the mystical world of Eora. The trailer hinted at a dark and mysterious storyline, with a lone warrior wielding powerful magic and facing off against enemies. Set in the same universe as Pillars of Eternity, Avowed promises deep lore, immersive exploration, and intense combat. As an open-world RPG, it aims to deliver a rich and engaging experience for fans of the genre.
9. Payday 3 (September 21st, 2023)
Payday 3 gameplay has been showcased, providing a thrilling glimpse into the world of bank heists and criminal activities. The gameplay footage featured exciting elements such as car chases, intense rooftop gunfights, and a wide array of tools and contraptions for players to utilize in their pursuit of a lucrative payday. The highly anticipated game will be available on Xbox Series X|S via Game Pass starting September 21.
10. Microsoft Flight Simulator (2024)
Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 took to the virtual skies during its latest showcase, unveiling an array of new features that promise to elevate the simulation experience to new heights. It looks realistic but now you can even do realistic stuff in the air. Airlift civilians, Redbull racing, low altitude flying, hot air balloon stuff… ya!