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The Biggest Announcements From the 2022 Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase

The 2022 Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase made a huge splash earlier today, featuring the latest announcements on the happenings from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and their partners from around the world. Catch up on the highlights with our recap post – no multi-page clickthrough required.

The Biggest Announcements From the 2022 Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase

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The official gameplay reveal for Xbox and Bethesda Games’ Starfield made its debut today. The game will come out in 2023.


An open-world, single-player and co-op FPS from Arkane Austin, Redfall will allow players to pick from a roster of four diverse heroes and either go solo or team up with up to three other players. Specialized weaponry and unique character abilities – ranging from the scientific to the mystical – will be available when the game launches in 2023.

Hollow Knight: Silksong

Players will be able to hunt, survive, and vanquish in Team Cherry’s Hollow Knight: Silksong, which will launch day one on Xbox Game Pass.

High on Life

Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) High On Life will have players taking on an alien cartel as they partner with charismatic, talking guns.

Riot Games available with Xbox Game Pass

Riot Games is teaming up with Xbox Game Pass to release titles like League of Legends and Valorant on the platform.

A Plague Tale: Requiem – End of Innocence

In A Plague Tale: Requiem – End of Innocence, players will embark on a journey as they discover the cost of saving those you love. Players will be able to strike from the shadows or unleash hell when it comes out in 2022. It will also come out on day one for Xbox Game Pass.

Forza Motorsport

Reimagined for a new generation, Forza Motorsport will feature unparalleled load-times, visuals, responsiveness, and framerates up to 120FPS. The game will launch on day one for Xbox Game Pass.

Microsoft Flight Simulator – 40th Anniversary

To celebrate its 40th anniversary, an expanded version of Microsoft Flight Simulator will come out this November.

Overwatch 2 – Free to Play

Blizzard’s Overwatch 2 will be free-to-play when it launches on October 4. A reveal event will occur on June 16 at 10am PT on Overwatch’s official Twitch and YouTube channels.

Ara: History Untold

An evolution in turn-based historical grand strategy, the choices made in Ara: History Untold will define the world players create, their experience, and their legacy.

The Elder Scrolls Online – Set Sail for High Isle

The secluded isles of the Systres Archipelago await players in The Elder Scrolls Online when this expansion launches June 21.

Fallout 76 – Expeditions: The Pitt

Players will be able to travel beyond the borders of Appalachia to The Pitt in the next major content update for Fallout 76 when it launches this September.

Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels

Set in Hot Wheels Park in the clouds high above Mexico, players will be able to experience their own Hot Wheels adventure in Forza Horizon 5 when this expansion launches on July 19.


Set in a primal world filled with dinosaurs, players can join the definitive next-gen survival experience with ARK 2.


Surrounded by nightmarish, biomechanical contraptions, players will have to explore their environment to progress when Scorn launches on October 21. The game will also launch on day one on Xbox Game Pass.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn features gunpowder-packed and magic-fueled combat wrapped in an open-world RPG adventure. The game will come out in early 2023, and will launch on day one on Xbox Game Pass.

Minecraft Legends

An upcoming action strategy game set in the Minecraft universe, Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive’s Minecraft Legends will have players contending with the piglins when it launches in 2023.

Lightyear Frontier – A Fresh Start

Players will be able to begin their new life on a strange and beautiful planet as they build up their homestead when Lightyear Frontier – A Fresh Start launches in Early Access Spring 2023.

Gunfire Reborn

A booming blend of ability-based hero shooter and roguelite, Gunfire Reborn will have players mixing and matching more than 40 weapons, 100 scrolls, powerful inscriptions and Ascensions when it launches for Xbox Game Pass in October.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox

Players will be able to take control of self-proclaimed detective Benedict Fox in The Last Case of Benedict Fox. Bound to his demon companion, players will explore the minds of the recently deceased when it launches in Spring 2023.

As Dusk Falls

Set to release on July 19, As Dusk Falls is an original interactive drama in a story of betrayal, sacrifice, and resilience.


The mythical action Battle Royale NARAKA: BLADEPOINT will launch on Xbox Series X|S and Windows Store on June 23, and on Xbox Game Pass on day one.


Grounded is preparing to leave Game Preview this September. New armor recipes, new weapon recipes, and the giant Mantis all await players in the new update.

Ereban: Shadow Legacy

Baby Robot Games and Raw Fury’s Ereban: Shadow Legacy is a fast-paced stealth platformer game that has players harnessing mystical shadow powers and high-tech gadgets in a morally gray universe.


Set in 16th century Bavaria,  Josh Sawyer’s Pentiment was inspired by illuminated manuscripts, woodcut prints, and history itself. The game will be available on day one on Xbox Game Pass.

Diablo IV

The Necromancer and a developer gameplay showcase for Blizzard’s Diablo IV made their appearance today.

Sea of Thieves – “Captains of Adventure”

Season seven of Rare’s Sea of Thieves will make its debut on July 21, bringing Captaincy to the swashbuckling adventure.


An action-packed fairytale reimagining, Ravenlok tells of a young girl’s destiny to fulfill a dangerous prophecy. It will come out in 2023.


Jeppe Carlsen’s (Limbo) COCOON will task players with mastering world-leaping mechanics to unravel a cosmic mystery. The game will come out in 2023.

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty follows a nameless militia soldier that is fighting for survival in a dark fantasy version of the Later Han Dynasty, one where demons plague the Three Kingdoms.

Persona Series on Xbox

Persona 5 Royal, Persona 4 Golden, and Persona 3 Portable will make their way Xbox Game Pass, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Windows PC. Persona 5 Royal will come out on October 21.

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