The E3 2022-replacement Summer Game Fest 2022 hosts the Microsoft Xbox & Bethesda 2022 Press Conference broadcast that aired today, and has revealed brand new information about Microsoft’s Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and PC game lineup. Microsoft’s keynote conference started on June 12th at 10:00AM PDT (Pacific USA) / 1:00PM EDT (Eastern USA) / 6:00PM BST (London) / 3:00AM AEST (Sydney, Australia) and lasted an hour and 35 minutes. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup…
Phil Spencer and team Xbox showed off the biggest world premieres including: Starfield, Redfall, Forza Motorsport, Diablo 4, Hollow Knight: Silksong, Minecraft Legends, Wolong: Fallen Dynasty, High on Life, Ravenlok, and Hideo Kojima announced his Xbox-exclusive never-before-seen concept.
Important: The showcase focussed on games released in the next 12 months. All games will also be available for free Day One to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on Xbox consoles, PC* and Cloud Streaming, unless otherwise stated. *PC games are often made available on both PC Game Pass (Windows PC) and Steam as well.
Here’s the full Microsoft Xbox & Bethesda 2022 broadcast video:
Xbox & Bethesda 2022 Press Conference Roundup:
- Redfall gameplay opens the show. Still looks like an awesome 4-player co-op vampire hunting game, it’s like Left 4 Dead with a fleshed-out sci-fi story! — Release in 2023 to Xbox consoles, PC and Streaming.
- Hollow Knight: Silksong gameplay trailer. Why yes indeed, the sequel IS coming for free to Game Pass subscribers Day One. 🙂
- Rick and Morty’s co-creator showed a High on Life game world premiere trailer. Looks like a funny first-person shooter! Xbox console launch exclusive. Release date in October 2022 on Xbox consoles, PC and Cloud Streaming.
- Riot Games announced all their games are coming to Xbox consoles via Xbox Game Pass. The League of Legends (all champions unlocked), League of Legends: Wild Rift (all champions unlocked), Valorant (all agents unlocked), Legends of Runterra (foundations set unlocked), and Teamfight Tactics (select little legends unlocked).
- New A Plague Tale 2: Requiem gameplay trailer shown by Asobo Studio. Play it for free on day one with Xbox Game Pass. Release date in 2022.
- “Forza Motorsport (2023)” in-game 4K footage shown. Strange they don’t just call it Forza Motorsport 8… maybe it’s a games as a service always-expanding kind of game? Release date in Spring 2023.
- Microsoft Flight Simulator – 40th Anniversary celebration. Available through both PC Game Pass and Steam.
- Blizzard’s Overwatch 2 goes free-to-play. New character The Wastelander shown. Release date is October 4, 2022 on PC and Xbox consoles.
- ARA: History Untold world premiere trailer. Oxide Games turn-based strategy game from the creators of the genre. Available on PC Game Pass and Steam. Join the insider program today on: arahistoryuntold.com.
- The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle expansion is out now on PC, comes to Xbox consoles next week, June 21.
- Fallout 76: The Pitt expansion coming September 2022. Available through PC Game Pass and Steam.
- Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels expansion trailer shown. Game has reached over 20 million players worldwide. This latest expansion is included with the premium add-ons bundle that’s on sale now. Available July 19, 2022.
- ARK 2‘s 2023 trailer. Xbox console launch exclusive. Vin Diesel stars.
- SCORN gets a new gruesome trailer. Xbox console launch exclusive. Release date is October 21, 2022.
- Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn. Third-person action-adventure game where the main character tries to take down the Gods. You get a fox buddy. Release in early 2023.
- Minecraft Legends world premiere trailer for a new game from the creators of Minecraft. Unite the overworld. Pre-release footage shows cel-shaded New action strategy game. Release date in 2023.
- Lightyear: Frontier trailer. Xbox console launch exclusive. 4-player co-op. Day One on Game Pass. Launches in Spring 2023.
- Gunfire Reborn trailer shown. 4-player co-op roguelike action. Release in October 2022.
- The Last Case of Benedict Fox platformer action trailer. Xbox console launch exclusive. Spring 2023.
- As Dusk Falls interactive graphic adventure shown. Get ready for an emotional experience. Play Solo or with up to 8 players. Day One on Game Pass. Coming July 19, 2022.
- Naraka Bladepoint Battle Royale & New Campaign trailer shows you can soon take on up to 60 players to be the last one standing. Coming June 23, 2022.
- Pentiment 2D world premiere trailer. Day One on Game Pass. Coming November 2022.
- Grounded full game trailer. Join 10 million players in the backyard. Coming November 2022.
- Ereban: Shadow Legacy world premiere trailer. Xbox console launch exclusive. Day One on Game Pass. 2023 release.
- Diablo IV trailer shows you play as a new class, the Necromancer. Summon the dead to fight with you. Promises to be the best game in its 25-year-long existance. 150 dungeons in the game! Open world & shared world design adds local events, enables cross-play, PvP, and couch co-op! Diablo IV coming to Xbox Series X/S (and PS5) outside of PC. Promises years of post-launch support. Release in 2023.
- Sea of Thieves – Season 7 debut trailer. Captain your own ship: Save ship loadouts, customize your ship, sell loot with ease with new cash-in points. Over 30 million players worldwide! Release date is July 21, 2022.
- Ravenlok debut trailer shown. From the creators of Echo Generation. Very unique pixely 3D artstyle. Coming in 2023.
- Cocoon world premiere trailer. Xbox console launch exclusive. Day one on Game Pass. Puzzle platformer by Annapura Games. Coming 2023.
- Wolong: Fallen Dynasty world premiere trailer. By Team Ninja, the creators of the Ninja Gaiden Sigma series, which started out as an original Xbox exclusive. Day One on Game Pass. Coming early 2023.
- Persona 3 Portable, Persona 4 Golden & Persona 5 Royal, Atlus’s worldwide RPG phenomenon comes to Xbox. October 21, 2022 it begins.
- Hideo Kojima announced a brand new game experience, exclusively for Xbox consoles. He will challenge himself to create a never-before-seen concept game. No footage as the game isn’t in production yet, just Kojima hype.
- Starfield ends the show with an extended first look at the PC & Xbox console exclusive game. An epic RPG exploring space. On the moon Kreet, the player with the help of his robot buddy investigates an abandoned research facility that was taken over by space pirates. Back on a federation of like-minded people, we search for artifacts as part of the game’s main storyline. Fallout-like skills, crafting, and base-building returns, as well as adding spaceship building. It’s a big game with over 1,000 planets for you to explore! Coming to Xbox consoles, Windows PC and Steam in 2023. So if all games in this showcase are coming out within 12 months, does that mean Starfield will release in June 2023 at the latest? Let’s hope so! Join the constellation at starfieldgame.com.
- 0:31:31 – Redfall
- 0:37:28 – Hollow Knight: Silksong
- 0:38:46 – High on Life
- 0:40:45 ~ Welcome
- 0:41:41 ~ Xbox Game Pass x Riot Games
- 0:45:13 – A Plague Tale: Requiem
- 0:47:15 – Forza Motorsport
- 0:53:55 – Microsoft Flight Simulator & Halo
- 0:56:29 – Overwatch 2
- 0:59:46 – Ara: History Untold
- 1:01:18 ~ Pete Himes talks
- 1:01:53 – The Elder Scrolls Online: High Isles
- 1:03:12 – Fallout 76 Expeditions: The Pitt
- 1:05:08 ~ More Bethesda Talk
- 1:05:34 – Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels
- 1:07:01 – Ark
- 1:08:17 – Scorn
- 1:09:33 – Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn
- 1:11:38 – Minecraft Legends
- 1:14:05 – Lightyear Frontier
- 1:15:46 – Gunfire Reborn
- 1:16:55 – The Last Case of Benedict Fox
- 1:18:39 – As Dusk Falls
- 1:22:01 – Nakara Bladepoint
- 1:23:44 – Pentiment
- 1:25:19 – Grounded
- 1:27:33 – Ereban: Shadow Legacy
- 1:29:08 – Diablo IV
- 1:37:11 – Sea of Thieves: Season 7
- 1:39:11 – Ravenlok
- 1:40:38 – Cocoon
- 1:42:21 – Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
- 1:43:55 ~ Phil Spencer talks Team Ninja
- 1:44:29 – Persona: P3P, P4G & P5R
- 1:46:26 ~ Xbox Game Studios x Kojima Productions
- 1:47:42 ~ Coming to Game Pass…
- 1:49:16 – Starfield
- 2:04:46 ~ End of show
Extended Showcase for these Xbox Games:
Will there be an Extended Stream? Yes! Stay tuned for the Xbox Games Showcase Extended on Tuesday June 14th, 2022 at 10AM PT (same time as this event) where we will share new trailers, take deeper looks at the news from the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase and speak with some of your favorite game creators. This all-new broadcast is approximately 90 minutes in length.
What Xbox & Bethesda games are you most excited about?