In a thrilling event, the Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2023 unveiled a slate of upcoming games and content updates for Xbox enthusiasts and Game Pass subscribers. The Showcase included a variety of reveals and behind-the-scenes coverage, including the latest news on popular titles like Starfield, Forza Motorsport, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2.
Developer Insights and Gameplay Teasers
Exploring the World of Avowed
The event offered a fascinating glimpse into the upcoming RPG Avowed, developed by Obsidian Entertainment. The game’s director, Carrie Patel, introduced audiences to the Living Lands, a world full of mystery and adventure. The game is set to be available on Xbox Series X|S, Windows, Steam, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
The creators of the Banner Saga, Stoic, gave fans an inside look at their new project, Towerborne. Featuring gameplay footage, the developer deep-dive explored the art style, lore, and seasonality of the new game.
33 Immortals Gameplay, Featuring Phil Spencer
Phil Spencer, the Head of Xbox, joined Thunder Lotus to demonstrate gameplay from their upcoming title 33 Immortals. The event showcased how the developer made the shift from releasing Spiritfarer to the new, highly unique roguelike game.
Keanu Reeves Talks Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Keanu Reeves, well-known for his role in the Cyberpunk 2077 universe, discussed the upcoming Phantom Liberty expansion. Footage from CD Projekt Red showcased new areas and characters for players to explore.
Upcoming Updates and Releases
High on Life’s New Horror-Comedy DLC: High on Knife
Squanch Games showcased High on Knife, a horror-comedy DLC for High on Life. The DLC introduces new characters, enemies, and biomes, along with a brand new character/gun.
A Sneak Peek at Lies of P
Neowiz revealed exclusive new gameplay for their upcoming title, Lies of P. Fans were treated to a first look at several unique core features of the game, including the weapon combination system, Legion Arms, and P’s Organ.
Exclusive Behind the Scenes Look at Microsoft Flight Simulator – Dune Expansion
Microsoft Flight Simulator’s team offered a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Dune expansion, providing exciting details about this free content update.
Inside Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
Ninja Theory provided an inside look at their innovative use of performance capture in Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The behind-the-scenes showcase explored the evolution of their performance capture stage.
Exciting New Game Announcements
The event concluded with a flurry of new game reveals, including the highly-anticipated titles Exoprimal, The First Descendant, Go Mecha Ball, The Lamplighters League, Lightyear Frontier, and the fan-favorite horror game Phasmophobia. Each announcement came with unique gameplay previews and development insights, setting the stage for an exciting year of gaming ahead.
Whether you’re a fan of fantasy-RPGs, psychological horrors, or thrilling adventures, the Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2023 has something to offer for every gamer. Stay tuned for more updates as these exciting games hit the market.