Liveblog: Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022

editing? gathering? Agriculture? Americana music? Mix? Lightyear Frontier looks like my kind of thing. Coming next year.

Liam Richardson

Minecraft Legends, it’s called. out next year.

James Archer

Something new and related to Minecraft from Mojang then. Strategy action game! It still seems to include building mechanics, but with a third-person, quasi-ARPG perspective.

James Archer

A new trailer for Flintlock is shown. This is similar to the steampunk spirit from Ashen developers that looks downright evil. Your little fox friend lets you fly in the air? I’m into this. Coming in early 2023, it will be available on Game Pass.

Liam Richardson

Liam was making “eww” sounds audible during the disdain trailer. Which I think might be a job accomplished for her technical team.

James Archer

Now for a sneak peek at the Scorn, HR Geiger-y FPS. Coming to Game Pass and coming out October 21, 2022.

James Archer

Ark 2 is coming in 2023 for Xbox and PC. Was that Vin Diesel riding on the back of a dinosaur? I hope so bloody.

Liam Richardson

Oh that Forza! The Hot Wheels trailer was fun. Big plastic tracks in the sky, just like I imagined when I was nine. He came out on July 19.

James Archer

Well, something dinosaur related now.

Liam Richardson

Back in Forza land and in Forza Horizon 5, which contains the Hot Wheels expansion! The leaks were correct.

James Archer

mosques! Todd is on his way to show us starfield!

Liam Richardson

Fallout 76 allows players to venture outside the virtual map in September along with the release of The Pit. This expansion is based on a piece of DLC released for Fallout 3, which I remember quite liked. It was… very bleak, even by the standards of Fallout.

Liam Richardson

Specifically, a “grand historical strategy”. It will launch on Game Pass, but without a specific release date.

James Archer

A CGI-only look at Ara: History Untold, a stratgey game from Ashes of the Singularity devs Oxide Games.

James Archer

The Elder Scrolls: High Isle is coming to Xbox next week. It launched for PC on Tuesday.

Liam Richardson

Pete Heinz is here! His shoes match his jacket. Good, Pete.

Liam Richardson

Our first look at the Acti-Blizz title now (I wasn’t sure if they mentioned the acquisition to be honest). Overwatch 2 gets a new hero in the form of a sinister Australian lady and enters Early Access on October 4th!

Liam Richardson

And also the mother of the swans from Halo??? In flight sim. yes.

James Archer

Speaking of radioactive-looking vehicles, here are some new things for Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 40th anniversary. Includes St. Louis Spirit and Wright Flyer!

James Archer

Physics fix, advanced car damage, dynamic time and day. This seems like a fitting successor to the first Xbox driving simulator. No word on a release date (or even an official name?) but that’s it for Forza.

Liam Richardson

brightest cars

James Archer

The dynamic time of day makes each cycle really great. Look at that fairground! This looks great.

Liam Richardson

Oh, Motorsport has ray tracing “on track” – Forza Horizon 5 was just in the situation where you can park a parked engine in a garage.

James Archer

“The most technically advanced racing game ever.” Quite the statement.

Liam Richardson

I don’t know about cars, but look at those covers. Very shiny. The weather effects look pretty sharp too. Next year, will come to PC!

Liam Richardson

Our first look at the new Forza Motorsport is next! Incoming shiny cars.

Liam Richardson

However, the protagonist Amika is on the path of war – sounds like a greater focus on combat and stealth killing?

James Archer

A Plague’s Tale: The Next Requiem. Some sneaky in-game picks to get started…

James Archer

Agreed.

James Archer

Also: Pop Stars by K/DA is Pop.

Liam Richardson

huh! Riot’s catalog of games is coming to Game Pass. Subscribers will have access to every champion in League of Legends, Valorant, League of Legends: Wild Rift and Legends of Runeterra.

Liam Richardson

It’s called High on Life, October 2022. I absolutely loved the colorful art style of it, but the R&M sense of humor just didn’t work for me, and this trailer was full of it.

James Archer

Sarah Bond is on stage now. She told us that the entire show is focused solely on the games that will be released in the next 12 months. Looks like they heard feedback about last year’s show having too many CGI trailers.

Liam Richardson

Inspired by Rick and Morty, in fact. But it stars Justin Roiland as a sentient, squishy space gun, which in turn is used to deliver other aliens.

James Archer

Here’s… Rick and Morty FPS???

James Archer

No release date has been set yet, but Silksong is coming to Game Pass!

Liam Richardson

Next up is Silksong, the long-awaited sequel to the Hollow Knight! Most expected this to appear during the Nintendo Direct, but Microsoft clearly got there first.

Liam Richardson

This is redvale. It’s still coming in 2023, according to recent delay news.

James Archer

Lots of shots for vamp hunters’ powers. I especially like the dummy elevator that summons mates in the air. I hope I can.

James Archer

A bit of a very tailored, but delicious looking single-player gameplay before a team member shows up and switches over to more Redfall 101 vids how it works.

James Archer

The fight looks good! I love Nosferatu-y vampire designs.

Liam Richardson

And we start with… Redfall. Red fall. This is the vampire Arkane FPS, if you don’t remember his reveal at last year’s Xbethbox event.

James Archer

brucethemoose says: > Game Pass on Steam Deck This would be great. But getting UWP apps to work on Linux (via WINE???) would be a technical miracle and a major policy shift for Microsoft. Simply put, cross-licensing the games available on Steam would be an equally huge licensing miracle. I guess they can start with a small subset of the gamepass, and grow the catalog slowly?

Yes, this is technically feasible on paper. Just a fave.

James Archer

My heart tells a fairy tale. My head says Starfield. Either way, I hope: video games.

Liam Richardson

If it wasn’t for something Starfield related, I’d take a thermal paste. You are?

James Archer

Any last minute predictions before things start, James?

Liam Richardson

Welcome! I’m here too and am really excited to see what Xbox / Bethesda has in store!

Liam Richardson

Well, we’re going to follow up on some slightly terrifying technical issues. Hossam is here too!

James Archer

Welcome back to the RPS Liveblog, where Liam and I will be shutting down without food or water at 6pm GMT / 7pm CST / 1pm ET. I’ll see you later.

James Archer

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