Play news Microsoft Conference, 5 games we are waiting for!
Xbox and Bethesda have announced that they want to hold their conference of the year on June 12, 2022. This date is of course reminiscent of the period of E3, which does not take place this year, but the subsequent one. But that does not mean we do not want something to eat during this period. And who knows, maybe this conference will encourage other studios, such as Ubisoft, Sony or Electronic Arts, to speak in these waters. In the meantime, let’s focus on future Xbox and Bethesda chunks. Here are 5 titles that we are especially looking forward to on June 12, 2022!
- Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
- red fall
- Other projects
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We start with heavy artillery: Forza Motorsport 8, which could simply be called Forza Motorsport. In fact, it would be a reboot of the franchise, more organic, more technical, more realistic, but above all the next gene. When it was announced, with an excellent in-motor trailer, the game promised the future of arcade simulation for the new generation. Except that since the announcement, during the summer of 2020, we have not had much to eat. There is a lot of talk about perfecting the physics, renewing the simulation aspect and improving the online mode, but right now we do not have a release date or real gameplay. A few images stolen from a pre-alpha version of the game showed pitstop and it would run on Xbox One. So Forza Motorsport 8 is not so new? When is a release date and on what platforms? Answering these questions is one of Microsoft’s many tasks for this 2022 conference.
Let’s move on to Bethesda, freshly recruited by Microsoft. Starfield is the new franchise from Bethesda and presents itself as a space RPG man. We will be able to explore and discover lots of things, currently still quite mysterious. Inevitably, with Bethesda, the teasing takes place in dribbles, and the last element to emerge is, of course, the gameplay that was to arrive at this famous conference on June 12th. The game is scheduled for 11/11/22, a key date for Bethesda since 11/11/11 marked the launch of the company’s most successful Skyrim. To be able to afford this date is to promise the Moon and hope that the new engine that we were able to appreciate in the game’s teaser will delight us. It must be said that Bethesda has to redeem itself after a Fallout 4, which did not please the players at the end. It is still rated today at 5.6 / 10 on Metacritic. And the same with Fallout 76, which had a disastrous launch. Starfield is therefore the perfect opportunity to prove that Bethesda studios still know how to make great games, especially with The Elder Scrolls 6 in sight.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
3rd game to expect on Xbox, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. We saw gameplay in a strong script sequence at The Game Awards 2021, so it seems logical that we will see more details this year, just to warm up the crowds. Hellblade is the tale of Senua, a young character who, in the first episode of the saga, makes an incredible journey to the limits of hell to accompany the soul of his beloved. A completely crazy epic that charmed millions of gamers and motivated the Xbox to take over the Ninja Theory studio. Now that they’re working on Unreal Engine 5, the teams promise a real gap between the plastic in the first game and the second. They also talk about new features that we will gradually discover, and a rebalancing of the fight that really needed it.
Still at Bethesda, with red fall, a game that shone when it was announced in the summer of 2021, and which since then has not really left us with too much information. It’s an open world FPS with solo and co-op. Several characters are playable, and each has their own abilities. The main goal of a team is to kill as many vampires as possible. Over the months, we were able to learn the special conditions of each of the 4 characters. We find a telekinetician, a combat engineer, a sniper and a cryptozoologist! In short, the game was developed by Arkane Austin, and is planned for the summer of 2022. In recent weeks, echoes of play tests have emerged, and feedback reports a Borderlands-like coop with loot, bosses, progression and lots of weapons, including, of course, a bettor. Other info, it would be a TPS-FPS, where you could choose between first or 3rd person view and change depending on the situation. So we can not wait to see more.
As you know, Xbox has become a big team in recent years, and we would like to hear from you Everwild, the poetic play Rare, the after Sea of Thieves for the studio. We can also mention Perfect darkness, a project of the Xbox studio The Initiative, created in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, which has just been sold by Square Enix to the Embracer Group. It would here be a matter of reassuring the project, which is in a phase where the public is hovering. Then we obviously have the Obsidian games, The outer worlds 2, even though the first opus was not perfect. Let us also remember that the studio has a show Avowed in the boxes, a kind of renewed Dark Messiah. It will appeal to the elderly, but for beginners it would be an action-adventure game with conventional first-person combat, but also magical combat. We could also have mentioned the Indiana Jones game that was made official a long time ago. Rumors are swirling about a possible Doom 3 that would follow up on the excellent Eternal doom. Please note that we have voluntarily excluded the Activision Blizzard series, as the Xbox acquisition has still not been validated by the authorities. It’s only left to know if there will be a few words about the future of the brand, or clues about an upcoming takeover, because we know the Xbox will not stop there.
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