Insider Gaming sources have said that Microsoft will be hosting a Bethesda event for media at the beginning of March – but it’s unclear if the event will also be public.
Despite its name, however, its currently only expected to feature Redfall and The Elder Scrolls Online, which will both be featured on January 25ths Developer_Direct.
Sources were also able to confirm to Insider Gaming that the May 2nd release date for Redfall, first revealed by Okami Games and corroborated by WindowsCentral’s Jez Corden is “locked in”.
As for The Elder Scrolls Online update, the early March event suggests that the update should be expected around then, but sources have suggested the year’s big update is probably a couple of months away and is likely coming in the summer.
Although Microsoft has been very transparent as to what to expect at the Developer_Direct – a recent rumor suggests that there could be a Tango Gameworks game announcement during the Developer_Direct. But to keep expectations in check, we suggest just expecting to see the four games confirmed to be announced.
Viewers should expect to see (via the news.xbox website):
- The Elder Scrolls Online: Studio Director Matt Firor will unveil 2023’s major Chapter update, including the latest regions of Tamriel to become playable in ESO, as well as a major new feature coming in the game’s biggest update this year. The Developer_Direct will be immediately followed by the full, standalone ESO Chapter Reveal Event, hosted by Zenimax Online Studios, which will provide all the in-depth details ESO players will be keen to know.
- Forza Motorsport: The team at Turn 10 Studios have been hard at work, bringing fans the next generation of Forza Motorsport, built from the ground up to take advantage of Xbox Series X|S. Forza Motorsport is back, and we can’t wait to share more gameplay and exciting new details.
- Minecraft Legends: Mojang Studios will showcase an insider’s look into the PvP multiplayer experience in Minecraft Legends – the upcoming action-strategy game from the makers of Minecraft. Developed in partnership with Blackbird Interactive and launching this spring, don’t miss exclusive gameplay footage at the Developer_Direct.
- Redfall: The minds behind Dishonored and Prey, Arkane Austin, will showcase several minutes of gameplay from their upcoming FPS. The Developer_Direct will reveal single and multiplayer gameplay, showing more of how you and your friends will take down bloodthirsty Vampires on the picturesque island of Redfall, Massachusetts. Fans can expect to learn more about combat, customization, bosses, the open world, and more.
UPDATE – Media and Content Creators are now receiving invites for the event, which will take place next week.
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