Summer Game Fest 2022: Starfield, Forza, Diablo 4… the recap of announcements from Xbox and Bethesda live!

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We are there, after having partly carried the E3 2021 with a very rhythmic conference, Xbox and Bethesda are back this year with a particularly awaited presentation. How to follow it, what will we see, and what can we expect to see, we tell you everything!

Starfield, Forza, Riot Games, Overwatch 2… the main announcements

Microsoft was expected at the turn after having announced many games in recent years. Many of them were indeed there with a single watchword: all the games announced will be released in the next 12 months, mostly on the Game Pass. Let’s start at the end, with Starfield, which was THE big expectation. The game has finally unveiled gameplay, with space exploration, gameplay, character and base customization, avatar creation and progression, but also crafting. Bethesda announces a hundred different systems and about a thousand explorable planets. The other Bethesda game which is not TESO or Fallout 76 and which was present is Redfall, the new game from the developers of Prey. The open world full of vampires has unveiled new gameplay footage and confirmed to be released in 2023.

We continue with a major announcement, that of the arrival of the main games of Riot Games on the Game Pass this winter. League of Legends, League of Legends Wild Rift, Valorant, Legends of Runeterra and Teamfight Tactics will indeed be available on the service. The first three will be offered with all released characters, the third with the Foundations pack, and the last with a selection of cards.

We were waiting for news from Forza Motorsport, and we got it! Turn 10 has arrived with gameplay images and a release window, set in 2023. The idea is obviously to make the title a technical showcase, with real-time ray tracing, precise damage management, an evolution of the racing lighting during the day, realistic rubber management and many other elements. Aside, Scorn, the terrifying horror game inspired by the works of HG Giger, has finally gotten a release date. It will therefore arrive on October 21, 2022!

The takeover is not yet done, but Blizzard was present at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. First, through Overwatch 2, for which we learned that it would be released in free-to-play early access on October 4. The opportunity also to announce a new character, the Junker Queen! But that was not all, since Diablo IV also passed a head during the conference, and did not pretend! After a trailer introducing the necromancer, we were treated to new images of the game to illustrate things already presented, but above all, we were treated to an exit window! Diablo IV will therefore be released on PC and Xbox Series in 2023! The exact date has not yet been announced. Come on, let’s conclude this part with the return of Hollow Knight Silksong, which will arrive like almost all the games presented (except Blizzard games, for the moment) in the Game Pass as soon as it is released! No release date, but a new trailer.

The Game Pass more than ever at the heart of the strategy, with Hideo Kojima!

Like last year, the entire conference revolved around the Game Pass since the mention of the service appeared on almost all of the presentation videos. High on Life, from the creators of Rick & Morty, Ara: History Untold, Ark 2, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, Lighyear Frontier or Gunfire Reborn, The Last Case of Benedict Fox, As Dusk Falls and Ravenlock, all are, in addition to the triple A present, planned to integrate the Game Pass as soon as they are released! The opportunity to indicate that Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5 Royal will arrive on October 21 in the service. A service in which we will find Hideo Kojima’s next game. The title has not been revealed, but the game designer has appeared to formalize the partnership between Xbox and Kojima Productions! More news soon. Concretely, more than 50 games will arrive in the Game Pass by June 2023, something to delight and reassure subscribers!

The other announcements to remember, with exclusions

We will quickly discuss the games already released with new content. The first is therefore Microsoft Flight Simulator, which will be entitled to an update celebrating the 40th anniversary of the license, and which today adds the Pelican ship from Halo. Forza Horizon 5, like 3, will have on its right side an expansion made in partnership with Hot Wheels which will arrive on July 19. In terms of novelties, we note in particular certain exclusives, such as Ara: History Untold, the action and strategy game Minecraft Legends, The Last Case of Benedict Fox, the narrative game As Dusk Falls, Ravenlock or again Pentiment, the new Obsidian game!

We also remember the announcement of Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty, the next title from Team Ninja! Expected for early 2023, it is an action game set in an Asian world very inspired by Chinese mythology. For the moment, we do not know if it will be released elsewhere than within the Xbox ecosystem. Come on, little bonus: Ark 2, which will star Vin Diesel, should be released in 2023.

Avowed, Fable, State of Decay 3: The great absentees of the evening

Among the big expectations was Avowed, the RPG developed by Obsidian. Unfortunately, the latter stayed warm at the studio, which first presented Pentiment, scheduled for November 2022. We suspected it, but Fable, developed by Playground Games (Forza Horizon), gave no news and will therefore not be released before June 2023. Same thing for State of Decay 3, announced in 2020, and which still does not seem ready to point the tip of its nose. Contraband, whose brand was recently renewed, as well as Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Perfect Dark or Everwild were not mentioned during the conference. To have news of this title, it will therefore be necessary to wait for another conference, this year, next year, or later.


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