how to follow it? What games to expect?

It’s almost a big night! This Sunday, June 12 at 7:00 pm, Phil Spencer, Todd Howard and the whole gang will put on a big show at Summer Game Fest 2022.

The two companies, which announced their definitive alliance in March 2021, will reveal everything they have in store for this year and beyond. The conference that the players are waiting in line because it will have to reassure in its 2022 catalog and in its strategy. Xbox Game Pass, exclusives, partner games – what to expect and when to watch the Xbox Showcase?

After a high-quality State of Play and a lackluster Summer Game Fest 2022 conference, the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase is especially waiting in line. What did Microsoft have in store for us in their first games and services? See you Sunday, June 12th at 7pm (French time) to find out. The conference will last approximately 95 minutes and will focus on Xbox Series, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Game Pass and PC gaming.

To follow the event, you will be spoiled for choice. The Xbox conference will apparently be streamed on the official Xbox channels on YouTube and Twitch, as well as a version containing sign language. The publisher must also share their most important announcements on Twitter almost simultaneously with the live stream. Either way, once again you can count on your faithful servants to share with you all the crunchy games announced at the Xbox conference.

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What to expect from this Xbox and Bethesda show? Brief overview of potential announcements and rumors.

Gameplay for Starfield and Redfall. Popular Bethesda games

The name of the Xbox conference is quite ambiguous: Bethesda is going to show something. Inevitably, eyes turn to Starfield. Skyrim in Space is very beautiful, but the developer diaries are fine for five minutes, I want gameplay. We expect Microsoft to mark the occasion with a real presentation of the game, its mechanics, and the ship, which should have an important role. Either way, Phil Spencer and Todd Howard have big RPG ambitions and it’s time to show what’s in their stomach.

Another big product announced by Bethesda is set to travel. Redfall, developed by Arkane Austin, is a first-person co-op shooter that feels close to Left 4 Dead. In the program: a style that combines cartoonishness and realism, different heroes for different classes, an abundance of weapons and abilities. Gameplay is now yet to be seen and there will no doubt be an opportunity to find out on Sunday night how Bethesda intends to script the game, Microsoft has confirmed in one word anyway that these two big games will be shown. As for the adaptation of Indiana Jones, it’s still too early at this stage, but its development can be discussed.

Otherwise, we wouldn’t mind a few surprise announcements about Bethesda’s flagship licenses. If one Fallout News Vegas 2 makes fans salivate, others are hoping for new projects around Wolfenstein, Dishonored or Doom. As for The Elder Scrolls 6, we don’t expect much from that side, other than a mention to remind you that the game exists.

Hellblade 2, State of Decay 3, Forza Motorsport… upcoming Xbox exclusives

Xbox Summer Game Festival 2022

Between his personal projects and the takeover of the studios by Microsoft, especially expected at the turn of his home games. With nearly thirty titles in development, the list is necessarily too long to cover everything. However, some games are especially expected and highly anticipated. Even if it shows up at the Game Awards 2021, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 could provide some news. Maybe just with a dev diary, but gameplay footage would be greatly appreciated. Ninja Theory could also lift the veil on Project Mara, an experimental game announced in January 2020 that will be based on just one character and one location.

All lights are green for Avowed, Obsidian’s next signed RPG set in the Pillars of Eternity universe. The studio has confirmed its presence at the Xbox conference anyway, so barring a surprise announcement, we should have a trailer or a little teaser. Another game that could be part of the show: Contreband. The name Avalanche Studios (Just Cause) may also come as a surprise, revealing itself more specifically. State of Decay 3 can finally show what’s inside.

It’s the same story with ARK 2, The Outer Worlds 2, the horror game Scorn, and especially Everwild, introduced almost three years ago. There are clearly many candidates, but two contenders will not be there: Fable reboots and Perfect Dark. Activision-Blizzard games will no doubt be there too. Modern Warfare 2 and Overwatch 2 are also expected.

Is A Plague Tale 2, As Dusk Falls, The Wolf Among Us 2 a place for third-party games?

If Microsoft continues to gain momentum, several games from third-party developers should benefit from the influence of the Xbox conference. A Plague Tale Requiem, already featured at the Tribeca Games Festival with a playable demo, may be back at the festival. showcase to reveal the full gameplay sequence and why not reveal its release date. Same story with the Microsoft exclusive As Dusk Falls. The story-driven game, chosen by veterans of Quantic Dream, has already had time to talk at the publishers conference.

Telltale was mentioned in the Summer Game Fest 2022 entry list, but none of its games showed their faces. The Wolf Among Us 2 can also take advantage of the Xbox conference to present gameplay or a new trailer. And why not announce the release of Day One on Xbox Game Pass. On this occasion, a rumor from a reliable source indicates that Hollow Knight Silksong will be available as soon as it is released on the Microsoft service. So there’s a good chance that the long-awaited metroidvania will pop up unexpectedly during the presentation.

Announcements for Xbox Game Pass and Service Games

And that is, without going into too much detail, we can expect a lot of announcements around Xbox Game Pass. A true spearhead of Microsoft’s new strategy, the subscription service will once again introduce games to its service this year. Perhaps this is an opportunity to finally announce the appearance of Call of Duty games in the catalog, as the leak suggested. Microsoft should also talk about the arrival of Xbox Game Pass on Samsung TVs this year. And why not confirm the rumored Family Sharing feature in the vein of Netflix and others. Aaron Greenberg, the brand’s marketing manager, himself confirmed that we’ll be hearing about the services this Sunday evening.

The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will also showcase upcoming content and updates on service games and already released titles. Halo Infinite will meet its next update, Forza Horizon 5 will introduce its DLC (thanks to leaks). Sea Of Thieves, Flight Simulator, The Elder Scrolls Online or even Fallout 76 should also tell about their future and their updates future.

New games and surprises at the Xbox conference. The famous Kojima overdose?

xbox kojima conference

What we expect from this Xbox conference are surprise announcements. At the top of the list is Hideo Kojima, who should honor his presence at the event. The father of MGS and Silent Hill has to present his new horror game: Overdose. Otherwise, there are many secret projects going on in Microsoft’s home studios. Compulsion Games (We Happy Few) is reportedly working on a dark fantasy game with a gothic theme. Wasteland developers, inXile Entertainment, are reportedly working on some sort of Cobalt project. An ambitious game set in the steampunk universe, inspired by the industrial revolution, developed on Unreal Engine 5.

The creators of Minecraft are also working on two new games that we don’t know anything about. Josh Sawyer (Pillars of Eternity) is developing a certain Pentiment, potentially an investigative story-driven RPG set in the 16th century.e century. There are also rumors about Project Dragon commissioned by IO Interactive (Hitman). The Nvidia leak also sold the fuse to a certain Project Shaolin, led by the former Sleeping Dogs. What’s special about this action RPG? The Wu-Tang Clan will be responsible for the soundtrack. The return of Age of Mythology is not out of the question, as is the next generation of Forza Motorsport.