Here’s the Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2022. For 90 minutes on June 14th, 2022 at 10:00AM PDT (Pacific USA) / 1:00PM EDT (Eastern USA) / 6:00PM BST (London) / 3:00AM AEST (Sydney, Australia). It featured behind-the-scenes details and up close and personal conversations with the developers at Xbox and indie studios about their recent E3 2022-replacement Summer Game Fest 2022 announcements.
After Xbox and Bethesda had their E3 2022 showcase, for the second year in a row Xbox announced an extended showcase diving deeper into games from their first- and third- party studios.
Here’s the full Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2022 livestream video:
Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2022 Press Conference Roundup:
- [0:35:14] — Valheim gameplay trailer opens the show. Coming to PC Game Pass in Fall 2022, and to Xbox Game Pass in early Spring 2023.
- [0:36:47] — Redfall & Starfield were delayed to 2023 because they didn’t want to rush it out the door before it was ready, says Bethesda’s boss Pete Hines.
- Arcane Studios’ Dishonored & Prey developers now working on Redfall. Fallout series now 25 years old. Starfield is awesome. No new gameplay shown, just the main show’s trailers, so this is the interview section of the extended show.
- [0:52:41] — Naraka: Bladepoint developer interview about the unique online multiplayer game. Coming next week.
- [0:57:09] — ARA: History Untold trailer & interview.
- [1:02:22] — Grounded behind-the-scenes interview.
- [1:06:22] — Microsoft Flight Simulator: 40th Anniversary free upgrade coming November 2022. Top Gun: Maverick expansion out too.
- [1:13:50] — High on Life behind-the-scenes interview. It’s an indie studio, so after a smaller game like Trover, this is the studio’s not AAA but III game. Coming October 2022.
- [1:19:00] — The Texas Chainsaw Massacre online multiplayer game trailer shown.
- [1:19:56] — Pentiment behind-the-scenes interview with the developers at Obsidian.
- [1:23:00] — As Dusk Falls behind-the-scenes interview. A bit cringy how the 4 devs act making choices together, but it’s interesting how it works as an interactive show and then judges each person for their actions at the end. Majority wins when making choices. Up to 8 players can play together, by downloading an app to their phones if you run out of controllers.
- [1:27:27] — Slime Rancher 2 gameplay mechanics introduction. Coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One in Fall 2022.
- [1:32:23] — Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels is the first expansion to the racing game, more details in this behind-the-scenes interview. 200 kilometers of various Hot Wheel tracks above the clouds in Mexico. 4 new biomes.
- [1:36:24] — Fall Guys: Spartan Showdown trailer shown. Temporarily available from June 30, 2022. Does a fantastic job at mimicking the Halo 3 Believe ads, music and all.
- [1:38:02] — Minecraft Legends deep dive interview. Blackbird Interactive is making the action-strategy game set in the Minecraft world, yes really. Collect resources, build defenses to send the evil pigs back to where they came from. Coming 2023. Sign up at: minecraft.net.
- [1:43:10] — Next a trailer plays showing more of the smaller indie games coming to Game Pass from around the world.
- [1:44:44] — Sarah Bond (Xbox gaming ecosystem organization boss) interview about why they pick the games they do to add to Xbox and Game Pass. Project Morecroft is basically longer game demos to try before you buy as part of Game Pass to give devs feedback as well.
- [1:52:09] — STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl developer interview about working as Russia invaded Ukraine. They seem depressed about not hearing from family, hopeful as they defend their country in the military, but positive about continuing to work on the game after moving to a safer area of the country. Gameplay trailer shows off the beginning of the game. Game now set to come out in 2023.
What was your favorite Xbox & Bethesda 2022 coverage?
Tags: ARA: History Untold, As Dusk Falls, Fall Guys, Forza Horizon 5, Grounded, High on Life, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, Minecraft Legends, Naraka: Bladepoint, Pentiment, Slime Rancher 2, STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Valheim