Xbox Developer_Direct 2024 Announcements Summary (Indiana Jones, Avowed… )

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On January 18, 2024, during the Developer_Direct, Xbox console users had the opportunity to take an in-depth look at four upcoming games that will be available on Xbox Series X|S, PC, Game Pass, and/or the cloud service. All of these games are scheduled to launch sometime in 2024. The Xbox and Bethesda development teams offered a detailed overview of the gameplay, leaked crucial information, and much more.

Here’s a summary of everything that was announced and covered during the Developer_Direct:

Avowed, slated for a fall 2024 launch on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and the cloud service, will be available from day one on Game Pass. In this upcoming fantasy action RPG from Obsidian, Game Director Carrie Patel, Game Director Gabe Paramo, and Art Director Matt Hansen offered an in-depth look at the gameplay. In keeping with Obsidian’s signature style, the game promises deep themes and emphasizes player choice. For more information, be sure to check out Carrie and Gabe’s exclusive interview on the Xbox Podcast on Monday, January 22, which will delve deeper into the details of the Developer_Direct.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is set to launch on May 21, 2024 on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and the cloud service, and will be available from day one on Game Pass. Ninja Theory has opened the doors of its Cambridge studio to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the development of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The team shared information about the creation of the game, currently in the final months of its development. Senua’s new quest will begin on May 21, and the game is already available as a wishlist on Steam as well as pre-install on Xbox Game Pass.

Visions of Mana , slated for a summer 2024 launch on Xbox Series X|S and PC, marks the long-awaited return of the series after a 15-year hiatus. SQUARE ENIX made a surprise appearance on the show to introduce this first new entry in the series, which is debuting on Xbox platforms. Masaru Oyamada, producer of the series, has offered an exclusive sneak peek at this beautiful new RPG, sharing gameplay and behind-the-scenes footage ahead of its summer release in 2024.

Ara: History Untold , slated for a fall 2024 launch on PC, will be available from day one on PC Game Pass. In today’s Developer Direct, key executives from Oxide Games offered a new look at gameplay and showcased the key features of Ara: History Untold. To learn more about this new historical grand strategy game, you can check out our in-depth interview with Michelle Menard, the design director. Plus, stay tuned for more information to come in the months leading up to Ara’s fall launch, available on PC and via PC Game Pass. The game is also available as a wishlist on Steam right now.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle, scheduled to launch in 2024 on Xbox Series X|S and PC, will be available from day one on Game Pass. The official reveal of this new journey featuring the legendary archaeologist took place during the Developer_Direct, with more than 13 minutes of gameplay footage and developer feedback. This captivating game is the result of a collaboration between the award-winning team at MachineGames, responsible for Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, and Lucasfilm Games, with production by Todd Howard of Bethesda Game Studios. For more information, please visit the website.

Article based on a Microsoft Xbox press release.

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