It promises to be a big day for Xbox and its fans, featuring extended gameplay and developer insights for four first-party titles headed to Series X/S consoles, PC and Game Pass.
In addition to streaming simultaneously on regional Xbox and Bethesda social media channels, it will be available live on Steam and on Bilibili in China.
We’ve embedded Xbox’s YouTube stream at the top of this page so you’ll be able to watch it live here too.
⏰ Timezone roundup for Developer_Direct ⏰
Watch live January 18:
🇺🇸 12PM PT
🇲🇽 2PM Mexico City
🇺🇸 3PM ET
🇧🇷 5PM São Paulo
🇬🇧 8PM UK
🇪🇺 9PM CET
🇿🇦 10PM Cape Town
and January 19:
🇦🇪 12AM Abu Dhabi
🇮🇳 1:30AM Mumbai
🇯🇵 5AM Japan
🇰🇷 5AM Seoul
🇦🇺 7AM Sydney
— Xbox (@Xbox) January 17, 2024
In Microsoft‘s words, today’s presentation will feature:
- Indiana Jones game: MachineGames, the award-winning studio behind the recent Wolfenstein series, will reveal their upcoming Indiana Jones game, an action-adventure that puts players in the leather jacket of the legendary archaeologist. Developer_Direct will showcase more than 10 minutes of game and developer insights, including details about the game’s setting and story, how fans will actually play as Indy, additional details from his next globe-trotting adventure, and the premiere of the first gameplay trailer.
- Avowed: The team at Obsidian will share the first deep dive into the gameplay experience fans can expect in Avowed, their upcoming fantasy action RPG, set in the fantastical, vibrant Living Lands. Learn more about how Obsidian’s expertise in building worlds with deep themes, dynamic gameplay, and thoughtful reactivity come to life in Avowed where players will have agency to make choices to shape every step of their adventure.
- Ara: History Untold: Hear from the leads at Oxide Games – a studio founded by veterans of the strategy genre and the creators behind classic strategy titles including Civilization V – as they unveil exclusive new gameplay and share more details about the inspiration, key features, and road ahead for their upcoming historical grand strategy game.
- Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II: Ninja Theory take us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to give us some insight on how they are crafting Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The team will speak to the ambition and meticulous care involved in creating Senua’s journey of survival.
The showcase won’t include any updates on Activision Blizzard games. However, Blizzard plans to delve into its plans for Diablo 4 Season 3 in a separate developer live stream at 9am PT / 12pm ET / 5pm GMT today.
Shortly after Developer Direct finishes, ZeniMax Online Studios will also host a standalone Elder Scrolls Online presentation. Beginning at 1pm PT / 4pm ET / 9pm GMT, it will reveal the game’s next major chapter launching this year.