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    Xbox’s ‘Developer_Direct’ Showcase Returning This January 18

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, January 18, because Xbox is hosting a special Developer_Direct event at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM UK. For those of you in Malaysia, Singapore, or areas that fall under the same GMT+8 timezone, the event will be at 4 AM on January 19.
    This isn’t just any showcase; it’s a deep dive into some of the most anticipated games heading our way on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Game Pass. And there’s more – following the main event, ZeniMax Online Studios is set to reveal the massive 2024 update for The Elder Scrolls Online at 1 PM PT / 4 PM ET / 9 PM UK / 5 AM MY

    Where to watch;

    What’s going on that day

    Here’s the scoop: Developer_Direct is taking us right into the heart of game development, with the creators themselves walking us through what’s brewing in their studios. We’re talking behind-the-scenes peeks and creator insights – a real treat for any gaming enthusiast.

    On our virtual tour, we’ll be stopping by MachineGames in Sweden to catch up on their Indiana Jones project. Expect to step into the adventurous boots of the iconic archaeologist in an action-packed game. They’re promising over 10 minutes of gameplay footage and developer insights, including a look at the setting, storyline, and the first gameplay trailer.

    Next, we’ll swing by Obsidian Entertainment in Irvine to get a first look at the gameplay of Avowed, their upcoming fantasy action RPG. Set in a vivid, fantastical world, we’re eager to see how Obsidian’s expertise in crafting immersive worlds and dynamic gameplay will play out.

    We’ll also check out what Oxide Games in Maryland has been up to with their historical grand strategy game, Ara: History Untold. Expect to hear about the inspiration and key features directly from the strategy genre veterans.

    Then, it’s off to Cambridge, England, where Ninja Theory will share insights into the making of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. This visit promises a glimpse into the creative process and the dedication behind Senua’s intense journey.

    Just a heads-up, this showcase won’t feature updates on games from Activision Blizzard, but we’re told to expect news from them later in the year.

    This Developer_Direct episode is shaping up to be a celebration of Xbox’s upcoming game lineup and its commitment to bringing unmissable experiences to players. And if you’re a Game Pass member, 2024 is already looking to be an exciting year with a great lineup of games.

    So, set your reminders and tune in to Xbox channels on January 18 (or 19 if you are in Southeast Asia) to catch all the action. And after the main show, don’t miss the Elder Scrolls Online 2024 Global Reveal for the lowdown on the game’s biggest update this year.

    Stay tuned, and let’s see if Xbox will kick it up a notch this year.

    The Editor-Mischief, or if according to the signature in his email, 'in-chief', of Loves complaining about FIFA games but still buys them every year nonetheless. Prefer subs over dubs. Got his ass kicked in Bloodborne and swore never to play it again.

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