Xbox and Bethesda will be streaming a Developer Direct event on January 18, the pair have announced.
Beginning at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm GMT the event will specifically be looking at four games, including 10 minutes of gameplay from Machine Games’ upcoming Indiana Jones title, and yet another look at Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, a game which has arguably been trotted out a few too many times at this point.
Here’s what to expect, straight from Microsoft’s digital mouth:
- Indiana Jones game: MachineGames, the award-winning studio behind the recent Wolfenstein series, will reveal their upcoming Indiana Jones game, an action-adventure that puts players in the leather jacket of the legendary archaeologist. Developer_Direct will showcase more than 10 minutes of game and developer insights, including details about the game’s setting and story, how fans will actually play as Indy, additional details from his next globe-trotting adventure, and the premiere of the first gameplay trailer.
- Avowed: The team at Obsidian will share the first deep dive into the gameplay experience fans can expect in Avowed, their upcoming fantasy action RPG, set in the fantastical, vibrant Living Lands. Learn more about how Obsidian’s expertise in building worlds with deep themes, dynamic gameplay, and thoughtful reactivity come to life in Avowed where players will have agency to make choices to shape every step of their adventure.
- Ara: History Untold: Hear from the leads at Oxide Games – a studio founded by veterans of the strategy genre and the creators behind classic strategy titles including Civilization V – as they unveil exclusive new gameplay and share more details about the inspiration, key features, and road ahead for their upcoming historical grand strategy game.
- Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II: Ninja Theory take us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to give us some insight on how they are crafting Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The team will speak to the ambition and meticulous care involved in creating Senua’s journey of survival.
If you’d like a dash of exciting speculation, there have been rumours that Microsoft plans to bring one of their exclusives to other platforms. That game may very well be Hi-Fi Rush which was shadow-dropped from outta nowhere during last years Developer Direct, meaning this Direct would be the perfect place to announce that it’s now available to play on PS5 or the Switch.
There’s also the potential that the upcoming DLC for Starfield, titled Shattered Space, could appear, although it might be too early for that.