Fable, Avowed, Everwild… Many games were notable for their absence from the last Xbox conference.
Microsoft has chosen a simple and effective strategy for its latest gaming conference: only show games released within twelve months. This choice is smart as it puts Xbox gamers at ease in the short term. On the other hand, it means sacrificing productions that will make people dream after this one-year window.
Consequently, many productions designed in advance were conspicuous by their absence. Ambitious titles such as Fable, universally recognized, Everwild, Decay State 3 or Senua Saga: Hellblade II showed no signs of life. A priori, we will not play it until the second half of 2023. This is a real issue as some of them were announced as the early years Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X chaperones.
Major absentees from the Xbox June 2022 conference
The Elder Scrolls VI (announced June 2018)
We put Elder Scrolls VI for the form, but this is a typical example of a game announced too early, while there is nothing behind it. We know that Bethesda is focused on Starfield and we won’t see Elder Scrolls VI for a long time.
Everwild (announced November 2019)
Why Everwild wasn’t he at E3 2021? Many, like Video Games Chronicle, have already wondered last year… but in 2022, we haven’t moved forward. First introduced at the end of 2019, Everwild since then I have been very careful. This is a new game from Rare, one of the first major studios acquired by Microsoft. The studio seems to be having trouble defining the overall concept. So much so that we’re rather aiming for a release in 2024 for that. Everwild.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II (December 2019)
When will we play Senua Saga: Hellblade II ? The answer is very vague, especially since we felt the inevitable availability after broadcasting a long and impressive gameplay video in December 2021. Logic would suggest that we would finally know the release date during the Xbox conference in June 2022. But no.
Fable (July 2020)
we posted Fable in our three Showcase expectations, not believing it too much. The reboot of the iconic license is lurking in silence, which leaves little room for optimism at the moment. Moreover, various rumors are not welcome: it will be about the lack of experience of Playground Games, the studio known for its Forza Horizon racing games. So much so that it was necessary to deny the indiscretion associated with a downward revision of ambition.
Recognized (July 2020)
When Microsoft acquired Obsidian Entertainment (Pillars of Eternity, The Outer Worlds), RPG fans jumped up from their seats. But fans of the Xbox ecosystem are still waiting for this game, which will confirm the relevance of this acquisition. It will be a priori universally recognizedThe name is still very mysterious. As Fable, it was confirmed two years ago, and since then we know little about it. Otherwise, it would probably work under Unreal Engine 5.
State of Decay 3 (July 2020)
Microsoft announced a slew of projects during its July 2020 showcase, which was set up to highlight games coming to Xbox Series X. And very few of them are being played at the moment. Decay State 3, a zombie survival game, is one of them. It must be said that there will be a lot of tension inside the Undead Labs studio due to the toxic environment, as a recent instructive investigation by Kotaku showed.
Smuggling (July 2020)
“ A paradise for smugglers to be discovered in a cooperative in the fictional world of Bayan in the 70s. “: here’s a sparse description smuggling, a project developed by Avalanche Studios (Just Cause). Deal with it.
Perfect Dark (December 2020)
We almost forgot to put Perfect darkness on this list probably because we’ve forgotten about it a bit since its first appearance in December 2020 during The Game Awards. This is a reboot of the iconic FPS released on the Nintendo 64, taken from a saga that lost its luster after Rare was taken over by Microsoft. The multinational company plays it big Perfect darknessthe development of which was entrusted to The Initiative (not Rare).