As the Summer Game Fest wheel keeps on turning, today is Xbox’s turn to show off everything it has coming up. The Xbox Games Showcase 2023 focused on a range of upcoming Xbox titles, from first and third parties, along with a dedicated segment all about Starfield. If you missed the live stream of the Xbox Games Showcase 2023, don’t worry: we’ve rounded up all of the tasty, tasty trailers right here.
Winning us over with a computerised Richard Ayoade, here’s our first look at Fable in some years. “In game footage”, the smallprint said. But this is definitely not gameplay. It’s a great trailer, though, with a giant-versus-tiny-person tale to be told. No release date, although we’re reminded it’s coming to Game Pass day one.
South of Midnight
Here’s our first look at Compulsion Games’ new title. The trailer has a great art style, almost claymation in design. It’s set in the deep south bayou, by the looks of it, but we have no idea what type of game it is, or when it’ll be out.
Star Wars: Outlaws
Here’s a new Star Wars game from Ubisoft’s Massive Studio – the team behind The Division. We don’t get to see much gameplay, but the trailer looks great, and really captures the feel of the Star Wars world. Looks like Cal Kestis is going to have some competition, we think – this one seems to be led by a female protagonist. It’s out in 2024.
This is a new game from Thunder Lotus, the team behind Spiritfarer. This time, it’s a more combat-focused affair, but it sports a similarly beautiful art style to Spiritfarer. You can play in up to 33 player co-op, which sounds… interesting to say the least. It’s coming at some point in 2024.
A new Payday game is on the way: the ultimate bank heist simulator that puts you at the heart of the action. Prepare your weapons and your safe-cracking devices and get ready to make haste with a wad of loot. It’s coming on 21st September.
Persona 3 Reload
From Atlus, here’s a trailer for Persona 3 Reload, a remake of the original Persona 3. It’s coming in early 2024.
Next up is a trailer for Avowed, the next game on the horizon from Obsidian. If you’re into fantasy RPGs, this looks like it’s going to be well worth your time. Wield weapons first person, or cast some kickass magic spells. “Forge Your Destiny”, the trailer says, suggesting you’ll be able to set your own path through the game. We’re excited to get our hands on this one: it’s coming in 2024.
Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island
Sea of Thieves is crossing over with Monkey Island! Buy a ship from Stan, explore Melee Island, and of course, meet the legendary Guybrush Threepwood. Who looks very different thanks to Sea of Thieves’ 3D visuals. Still, this looks great fun – the ultimate in pirate adventure. It’s out on 20th July, and it’s free to play.
Flight Simulator 2024
“The next generation in flight simulation”, says the trailer. Pilor air ambulances, agricultural aviation vehicles, mountain rescue helicopter, engage in aerial construction and more. There’s also air racing, experimental flights and hot air balloons. Basically, if it flies you can play it, it would seem. It’s coming in 2024.
Also, the current Flight Simulator is getting a Dune-themed expansion this November.
Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga
Here’s some in-game footage for the long-awaited Hellblade sequel. We see Senua in a strange cave that seems alive. Unsurprisingly, it looks visually stunning: the first game was ahead of its time, and so we’d expect nothing less from Hellblade II. It’s coming in 2024, with a Steam release alongside Xbox.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Another new Like a Dragon game! This is a hilarious trailer, although reveals little about the gameplay. We’re looking forward to seeing more: it’s coming in 2024.
Fallout 76: Atlantic City
New content is coming to Fallout 76: head to Atlantic City. We’re digging the trailer, even if we’re not huge fans of the game. This ditty might be stuck in our heads for a while, we think.
Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess
Here’s something from Capcom: Path of the Goddess. Looks like a blend of Japanese folklore and samurai gameplay. Again, the trailer doesn’t give much away, but it looks intriguing, and we’re looking forward to finding out more.
Forza Motorsport has teamed up with General Motors, and we get a glimpse at a couple of cars that’ll feature in the game. It looks like it’s going to be a must-play fo racing fans, and finally we have a release date: it’s out on 10th October.
Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom
Here’s a trailer for the upcoming Elder Scrolls Online expansion. It’s coming on 20th June, and it looks, er, suitably Elder Scrolls-y.
Overwatch 2 is getting new ways to play, thanks to new game modes, a hero mastery mode, co-op play and more. There’s also a firing range for your to hone your skills and, what’ll likely be most exciting for fans of the game’s lore, new story missions. It’s coming on 10th August.
Persona 5 Tactica
Another Persona game! This time it’s something new: a tactics game expanding the world of Persona 5. Engage in tactical, turn-based battles with your favourite characters, all the while enjoying a brand new story. It’s coming on 17th November.
Here’s our first look at Starfield for the evening, with more to come following the Xbox Games Showcase. It’s a rather dramatic trailer, simply teasing what else Xbox has to show off shortly. We do have a release date, though: it’s coming on 6th September to Xbox consoles and Steam.
Here’s a new game from Don’t Nod all about climbing. We’re digging its art style: looks like you’ll be climbing through a range of beautiful environments, keeping yourself safe with ropes as you go. You’re accompanied by a cute little furry beastie, and we’re looking forward to seeing more. It’s coming in autumn 2023.
Still Wakes the Deep
This is from The Chinese Room, the team behind Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. It’s a very, very brief trailer and doesn’t give much away, but it’s enough to pique our attention. It’s coming early 2024.
Dungeons of Hinterberg
A game of exploration, puzzle solving and dungeons, Dungeons of Hinterberg looks very interesting – it sports a unique art style that we absolutely dig. It’s coming in 2024.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Keanu Reeves is on stage to introduce the new trailer for Cyberpunk 2077’s Phantom Liberty expansion. His character Johnny Silverhand makes a return, of course, and this time he’s accompanied by Idris Elba. It’s coming on 26th September.
Cities Skylines II
Here comes a new city builder game, a follow-up to Cities Skylines. You’ll be building entire cities from scratch. If the trailer’s anything to go by, it’s one of the most realistic city builders yet. We’re intrigued to see more. It’ll be available on October 24th.
Metaphor re Fantazio
How about one more Atlus game? From the creators of Persona 3, 4 and 5, this is , a new RPG set in a fantasy world. The trailer doesn’t give much away – again – but we’ll be looking forward to finding out more. It’s coming out in 2024.
This is a new game from Stoic, the team behind The Banner Saga. It’s a co-op adventure sporting a great art style that sees you fighting against monsters on a 2D plane with a range of weapons and abilities. Again, it’s another coming out in 2024.
Here’s our first look at what InExile has been working on. It’s set in a steampunk world that looks immediately fascinating. “Change the Past, Control the Future”, the trailer says, and so we think some time travel might be involved. It looks very interesting, but we’re guessing it’s still a way off: it’s coming in “due time”.
And that concludes the Xbox Games Showcase for 2023. There have been some great trailers, and most have left us wanting more. Keep up with our Summer Game Fest content where we’ll have more about Starfield and other announcements made today and over the last several days.