Game news Starfield, Hellblade 2, Fable: Which Xbox Besthesda games will surprise you in June during the E3 show?
Habits die hard! Although E3 will not take place this year, industry players are still taking advantage of the June-July period to make important announcements. Microsoft is no exception to the rule. The company has just dated its “Xbox Bethesda” conference on June 12, 2022. And since the company has 23 studios (34 if we count those of Activision Blizzard) so much to say that the surprises during the show will undoubtedly be many . For a clearer picture, here are the projects that Microsoft is working on to date.
From Activision-Blizzard on Xbox on June 12, 2022?
STARFIELD, HELLBLADE II, FABLE: AAA IN PROGRESS
A simple Xbox logo on a star background as an announcement for June 12. It was enough for us to be -almost- sure of one thing: we are going to find out the first images of Starfield, the famous space exploration game by Bethesda, nicknamed “Skyrim of space”. An ambitious project that Microsoft often talks about, but that has not yet been approached, despite its announcement in 2018. Until recently, its music was the one that was in the spotlight. From the mouth of his Design Director, players will “lose their minds” as the title is huge and emphasizes the freedom of the player. Starfield is still scheduled for November 11, 2022 on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series. Finally, we must not forget the evolution of The Elder Scrolls VI, which did not show anything specific after the unveiling of 2018, like Starfield.
Starfield, here is a presentation that will literally take off the show. But the Xbox has other cards up its sleeve. Starting with the long-awaited Hellblade II Senua’s Saga, developed by Ninja Theory, which was also announced a long time ago. This is the sequel to Hellblade, an action-adventure game depicting Senua’s madness, who must go to the Viking hell to find the soul of her love. A second project that was right a first game trailer during the Game Awards 2021. Suffice it to say that we would like to see more. Ninja Theory could also create a surprise by showing more of the mysterious Project Mara, unveiled in 2020, again with “psychic terror”. Likewise, nothing new after the revelation.
Finally, this first part would not be complete without reference Myth restart, managed by Playground Games (Forza Horizon 5). Recall that it is an action-adventure license originally developed by Lionhead Studios and the creative Peter Molyneux, with particular emphasis on the impact of the player’s choices, rather good or bad, as well as an older adventure hero. It’s been over ten years since we were eligible for a new project, and for now, the restart has only been approached thanks to a short teaser. The latest echoes suggest a more complex production than expected. So we cross our fingers.
EVERWILD, PERFECT DARK, DISTANCE CONDITION 3: AT RISK?
To continue with lesser-known names, there is a project we have often heard about on the Xbox but its release seems far away. He is Everwild, the last baby from the Rare (Sea of Thieves) studio. Is The game that would make the team reconnect with its creativity of the past. The company did experience a real golden age in the mid-1990s at Nintendo, with titles like Donkey Kong Country, Banjo-Kazoie, GoldenEye 007. Since then, things have gotten more complicated for the studio, even if Sea of Thieves was a real revelation as it was updated. The latest information about Everwild speaks of a production that starts from scratch, after the departure of the creative director. The software will be aimed at release for the year 2024.
Everwild would not be the only software to experience incredible growth. The restart of Perfect Dark (a big name in action-infiltration in the early 2000s, after all, invented by Rare) will face mass departures, in The Initiative. Like Fable, the project has so far only revealed a small teaser. Difficulties that State of Decay 3 would also face, subject to serious internal tensions, in Undead Labs, after the acquisition by Microsoft. The action-collaboration game in a post-apocalyptic environment could therefore arrive later than expected. Overall, the Xbox has several great titles that need information.
INDIANA JOHN, OUTSIDE WORLD, RED: SURPRISES!
But even if some developments do not go as expected, Microsoft has a lot to offer. For example, remember the ad a new Indiana Jones game, provided by Machine Games (Wolfenstein The New Order); The latest information on the subject dates back to last year, when Bethesda praised the “apparent work” of its teams on the subject. Of course, we look forward to seeing what the modern version of the famous treasure hunter will look like, after hits like Uncharted, the latest Tomb Raider.
In a very different genre, we also would not say in the news of The Outer Worlds 2, continuation of the eccentric Obsidian space epic (Fallout New Vegas, Pillars of Eternity) was unveiled at E3 2021. The studio is also working on Avowed, a very ambitious RPG that would mean the team’s return to large-scale role-playing games. But both titles are said to be in the early stages of development. Likewise, it is difficult to say whether we will have information about Redfall, an Arkane Austin (Prey) signature open-air shooter, or the new plans of The Coalition (Gears 5), which recently unveiled an impressive demo under Unreal Engine 5.
HALO INFINITE, MINECRAFT, WASTELAND 3: SOLID CAP
Finally, it is almost certain that Microsoft will use his speech to take stock of the new game content that has already been released. Specifically this beloved Halo Infinite from 343 Industries, released at the end of 2021. FPS has just welcomed season 2 of multiplayer mode while it is rumored thata battle royale will soon join the antics of Master Chief. In the same vein, Minecraft is always up to date, but its studio – Mojang – can reveal new projects. The same goes for inXile’s Wasteland 3, whose latest DLC arrived in October.
And there are still Xbox Game Studios:
idSoftware (Doom Eternal), Coercion Games (We Happy Few), Double Fine (Psychonauts 2), Turn 10 (Forza Motorsport 8), The edge of the world (Age of Empires IV), Tango Gameworks (Ghostwire Toyko), ZeniMax Online (Elder Scrolls Online), Alpha Dog Games (MonstroCity Rampage), Roundhouse Studios (Prey 2006 at “Human Head Studios”) and Xbox Publishing (As Dusk Falls, Contraband – Xbox exclusivity from Just Cause creators).
With IndiaJournalist jeuxvideo.com