15 biggest surprises from the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase

Some truly potent reveals.



Xbox and Bethesda hosted its not-E3 showcase on Sunday, June 12. And it delivered some truly wild surprises.


Here are the 15 biggest announcements from Xbox and Bethesda’s big show.

16. Redfall

Xbox provided a lengthy look at the new co-op shooter from Arkane, the studio behind Prey and Dishonored. There’s plenty of vampire-killing action.

15. High On Life

From Squanch Games and Rick & Morty co-creator Justin Roiland, this new shooter looks extremely weird with obscene talking weapons.

Squanch Games
14. Hollow Knight: Silksong

Although there’s still no release date, Hollow Knight: Silksong received a fantastic new gameplay trailer.

Team Cherry

Riot Games

13. Riot Games coming to Game Pass

Riot’s lineup of games including Valorant and League of Legends are coming to Game Pass, and user even get all characters unlocked for free.

12. Forza Motorsport

Xbox announced a brand new Forza Motorsport with a gorgeous trailer that showed off new day-night systems, physics and more.

11. Overwatch 2 goes free-to-play

Overwatch 2 is hitting wide release early access on October 4, and more surprisingly, the game is adopting a free-to-play model.

Activision Blizzard

A44 Games

11. Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

The first gameplay trailer for Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn shows off some incredible combat and traversal systems.

9. Minecraft Legends

Minecraft Legends is a brand new game that blends building and strategy elements.

8. The Last Case of Benedict Fox

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a fascinating-looking adventure game that seems to have some Lovecraftian elements.

Plot Twist
7. Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty

Team Ninja, the studio behind Nioh, is working on a new action game that seems to be set in the Three Kingdoms period.

Koei Tecmo
6. Pentiment

Pentiment is one of the most unique-looking games of the showcase, done up in an illuminated manuscript style and developed by Obsidian Entertainment.

Obsidian Entertainment


5. Cocoon

From the lead gameplay designer of Limbo and Inside comes a new mind-bending puzzle game.

4. Diablo IV

Blizzard showed off a lengthy gameplay segment for Diablo IV, along with the fifth and final class, the Necromancer.

Activision Blizzard


3. Persona 3, 4, and 5 coming to Xbox

In a surprise announcement, three beloved Persona games are coming to Xbox and Windows PC. Persona 5 Royal is the first to arrive on October 21, 2022.

2. Hideo Kojima working on new Xbox game

Although there weren’t any details, one of the biggest surprises was news that Kojima Productions is partnering with Xbox for a brand new game.

1. Starfield

Xbox showed off over 10 minutes of Starfield gameplay including exploration, combat, ship-building, and much more.


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