Yesterday was Microsoft’s big Xbox Games Showcase for 2023, and if you missed it, it’s definitely worth a watch. There were quite a few reveals, some of which are big titles gamers can look forward to. There’s also a few indies in there that look pretty darn amazing.
The showcase wasn’t just about unannounced titles though. There were also some showings of previously announced games, showcasing new footage and new details. Such as release dates and more. While we still recommend watching the entire 2023 Xbox Games Showcase, it’s also an hour long. Two if you count the Starfield Direct which is part of the showcase. So if you want a quicker rundown on the best/most exciting games that Microsoft showed off, we’ve highlighted them here.
You’ll find all of the most exciting stuff to look forward to below, with games from both Xbox first party studios and third-party partners, along with individual trailers (if available) if you don’t feel like watching the whole showcase. If you do want to watch the whole showcase, you can find it here.
Best games shown off at the Xbox Games Showcase 2023
We’re kicking things off with what is arguably one of if not the most exciting games (not to mention the biggest) of the entire showcase. Starfield. Bethesda’s massive sci-fi open world epic is poised to be one of 2023’s biggest games and is likely to be a huge hit for Xbox. Not only did players get a new trailer to see, but Microsoft also went into a super detailed deep dive after the showcase.
It’s packed full of information on the game and is a really focused look at what you’ll get to experience when Starfield launches later this year. Starfield is set to arrive on September 6, and it’ll be available on Xbox Series X|S, Steam, and Xbox Game Pass.
Fable is an old but gold franchise that Microsoft has had in its back pocket for many years. The originals were some of the most fun RPG games you could play in their time. And the series was ripe for a reboot. Thankfully, Microsoft has finally shown a little more of the new Fable. It’s just a cinematic trailer so there’s no actual gameplay footage. There’s also no release date mentioned. But, the trailer is still worth watching.
Fable was always a game that allowed the player to essentially write their own story so to speak. Would you become a hero? A villain? Something in between? This was a big part of what made Fable so good and it looks like that will continue to be a staple of the reboot. The trailer also makes it clear that comedy will be a big part of the game.
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty is not a new announcement, but we do get a good look at the expansion and its story in this latest trailer. There’s also a good amount of gameplay shown off. If you’re eager to dive back into Night City, you won’t have long to wait as the expansion arrives in September. On September 26 to be exact. Although CD Projekt Red already fixed a lot of the game’s December 2020 launch issues back in 2022, the expansion definitely makes the game look better than ever.
Star Wars Outlaws
This might be my personal favorite announcement from the showcase (It’s a tossup between this and Starfield). Although it’s hard to pick because there were so many good reveals. Star Wars Outlaws is an upcoming game from Ubisoft and is the first open-world Star Wars game. You take on the role of a completely new character in the Star Wars universe named Kay Vess.
Chronologically the game is set between the events of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi. So expect to see some callbacks to those movies somewhere and the occasional easter egg.
Racing game fans should be excited for the new Forza Motorsport. Unlike the Horizon part of the franchise, Motorsport is all about track racing. So it has that Gran Turismo feel and looks quite amazing. The trailer shows off loads of in-game footage with a large collection of cars with realistic-looking graphics. You can upgrade and tune your cars with quite a degree of control. As well as add customizations to the car for a personalized look on the track.
The game comes out October 10 and will be available on Xbox Series X|S, Game Pass, and Steam.
Dungeons of Hinterberg
Dungeons of Hinterberg is a new announcement and comes from Curve Games and Microbird Games. This is one of the more interesting looking titles shown off during the showcase. Featuring gorgeous cell-shaded graphics and some very detailed explorable parts of the game world.
As an indie title it probably won’t get the amount of attention Starfield is getting, but it should because the game looks great. Its colorful and vibrant world is sure to provide a pleasing setting for your playthrough when it launches in 2024.
Games without any dialogue often have a difficult task. They still need to provide the player with a narrative to follow but have to do it without saying anything. Jusant looks to do just that with gameplay based on climbing and puzzle solving. There is absolutely no spoken dialogue in the game but you likely won’t want any. Because you’ll be too engrossed in the visual feast for the eyes that Jusant is laying out in front of you.
The game launches this Fall and will be available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass.
Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth
Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth is the next game in the franchise, following the story of Ichiban Kasuga after the events of Yakuza: Like A Dragon. Although not confirmed in the trailer, it would appear that this is the eighth mainline title in the Like A Dragon (Yakuza) series. There’s not much information about the game yet but we do know that it will bring together two of the franchise’s main characters. In this case, Ichiban Kasuga and Kazuma Kiryu.
Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess
Coming from Capcom, Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess blends action gameplay with strategy gameplay and wraps them both up in the aesthetics of ancient mystical Japan. There’s not a whole lot of gameplay shown off and there’s no real insight into the story. But it sure does look like a lot of fun to play and may be worth a pickup if you like Capcom titles. One thing that definitely appears to be on point is the combat.
Persona 3 Reload
Persona 5 was a mega hit for SEGA and Atlus, and has provided what are some of the coolest looking visuals of any turn-based RPG in quite some time. Persona 3 Reload is getting some of that love with an overhaul to the game’s graphics to be displayed in the visual style of Persona 5. While it should be an awesome game for fans of the original to revisit, it will also likely be an excellent experience for anyone who never got to play the original.
Persona 3 Reload will be out in early 2024, and will be available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Game Pass, and Windows.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
The latest Hellblade II trailer gives players a deeper look into the gameplay with some new in-game footage of Senua talking to, someone or something. You also get a bit of narration from what seems to be Senua herself.
As ever, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II looks pretty visually stunning and it’s a game that we can’t wait to play. It’ll be out sometime in 2024.
Banner Saga and Banner Saga II creators are back with their next game called Towerborne, which looks to be an epic fantasy adventure RPG. The game features a sidescrolling visuals and combat as well as co-op play with what looks like up to three other players.
The visuals look great and sort of stay true to the hand-drawn illustration style of graphics seen in both Banner Saga games. But with more flair. Towerborne is coming sometime in 2024.
Avowed is an upcoming first-person fantasy RPG from Obsidian Entertainment. Judging from the gameplay trailer it’ll have some really cool combat with a mix of weapons and magic. In it, players will “journey through the Living Lands – a plagued, foreign island full of mysteries and secrets, danger and adventure, choices and consequences.” It sounds like there should be lots of player choice in this game. Which is great if you’re into multiple possibilities for narratives and gameplay that changes based on your decisions.
Avowed comes out in 2024 and will be available on Xbox Series X|S, Windows, and Steam, and it’ll be available day one for Game Pass subscribers.
Last but not least is Metaphor: ReFantazio which comes from Atlus and Studio Zero. There are a lot of similarities in the visual style here between Metaphor and the Persona games, and that’s because it comes from the creators of Persona 3, 4, and 5. Story wise though, Metaphor: ReFantazio is vastly different as it’s Atlus’s first-ever full-scale fantasy RPG.
Like in the Persona games, you’ll be able to form bonds with other characters, some or all of which you will be able to place in your party. If you enjoyed the Persona games, then this is one you’ll probably want to watch out for. It’ll arrive in 2024 for Xbox Series X|S and Windows.
It's featured Xbox Game Showcase titles like Avowed, Microsoft Flight Simulator – Dune Expansion, Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2, The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom, Towerborne, and Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty.What was revealed at the Xbox Showcase 2023? ›
We also unveiled never-before-seen gameplay for Lies of P, revealed the first DLC expansion for High on Life, and even had our own Head of Xbox Phil Spencer go hands-on with 33 Immortals.How long is the Xbox showcase 2023? ›
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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom seems to be the surefire Game of the Year for 2023, but some other hits might be able to snatch the award.What games will be free in 2023? ›
- Genshin Impact. $0 at Genshin Impact. $0 at Genshin Impact.
- Overwatch 2. $0 at Blizzard. $0 at Blizzard.
- Fortnite Battle Royale. $0 at Fortnite. ...
- Fall Guys. $0 at Fall Guys. ...
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- Pokemon Go. $0 at Pokemon Go. ...
- Call of Duty: Warzone. $0 at Call of Duty.
The Xbox Series X|S Will Dominate Throughout 2023.Will Phasmophobia be on Xbox? ›
Good, because Phasmophobia is coming to Xbox Series X / S, PS5, and PSVR 2 in August. The paranormal horror game will even include optional crossplay support so console and PC friends can team up in a four player co-op team and scream in unison together when a ghost whispers in their ears.How big is Starfield? ›
And you can pre-install now!Will there be a new Xbox in 2027? ›
Microsoft and Sony don't expect to launch next-gen consoles until 2028 at the earliest, newly published documents have suggested.Is there no more 1 year Xbox Live? ›
Microsoft, in a statement to True Achievements, confirmed that it was no longer selling the 12-month Xbox Live Gold subscription plan. That said, customers can still subscribe for the 1-month Xbox Live Gold and 3-month Xbox Live Gold subscription plans.
Will my old discs work on Xbox Series X? As with the Series S, the Xbox Series X supports just about every Xbox One game released in the last decade or so, plus many Xbox 360 and original Xbox games through backward compatibility.Will they add more original Xbox games? ›
In a statement by a Microsoft spokesperson the company says, "Yes, this is the final addition of Xbox 360 and original Xbox games to the backward compatibility program. We have reached the limits of our ability to add additional games to the catalog due to licensing, legal or technical constraints.How much longer will Xbox One be around? ›
In January 2022, Microsoft stopped manufacturing all Xbox One consoles, including the Xbox One X and Xbox One S. This means that used markets, where prices can vary wildly, are now the primary ways to buy this console.What game is #1 right now? ›
|3.||The Sims 4||Electronic Arts|
|4.||Counter-Strike: Global Offensive||Valve|
|Date||February 12, 2023|
|Kickoff time||4:30 p.m. MST (UTC-7)|
|Stadium||State Farm Stadium, Glendale, Arizona|
|MVP||Patrick Mahomes, quarterback|
- Starfield. Play. Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PC. ...
- Final Fantasy XVI. Play. Platforms: PS5. ...
- Hollow Knight: Silksong. Play. ...
- Baldur's Gate 3. Play. ...
- Lies of P. Play. ...
- Marvel's Spider-Man 2. Play. ...
- Mortal Kombat 1. Play. ...
- S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chornobyl. Play.
In 2050, we'll see a lot of new technology in the games we play. Over the past 30 years, we've seen graphics, consoles and file sizes change beyond what we could ever have imagined. In fact, today, many game trailers could be confused for live action movie scenes.Is Xbox giving free games? ›
Offer and eligibility
Games with Gold is a benefit of both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The program provides Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members with free, hand-selected games every month.
The PS6 release date is four years away, at least that's according to Sony's rival, Microsoft, which believes we'll see the PlayStation 6 and the next Xbox consoles in 2028.Will there be a new Xbox in 2028? ›
If you're wondering when a brand-new generation of Xbox consoles will come along, we might have a (rough) answer! According to Microsoft, the current expectation is that the next generation will arrive around the year 2028. This is according to court documents that Microsoft filed as part of the FTC hearing.
The brand was first introduced in the United States in November 2001, with the launch of the original Xbox console.Is Phasmophobia only VR? ›
Notice: This title runs in both standard and VR modes. It does not require a VR headset.Is Forest crossplay? ›
Unfortunately, The Forest is not a crossplay game, restricting players to the unique platform upon which they're playing it.Can you get Steam on Xbox? ›
As you may have seen, playing games from your Steam library on your Xbox console is possible. However, the experience can vary based on many factors. The first recommendation that you should follow is to connect your Xbox Series to your router via Ethernet cable.Will Starfield be $70? ›
You can get the $70 standard edition of Starfield for just $57.39 at Green Man Gaming by signing up for the free GMG XP rewards program.Will Starfield have 1,000 planets? ›
Over the course of development, Bethesda has been making a big deal out of its promise that Starfield will have 1000+ planets that you'll be able to explore in any way you like.Will Starfield have over 1,000 planets? ›
Front and center was the big number everyone wanted to know: how many planets are there? Over 1,000 is the answer, with the team claiming to have a “simulated galaxy” ready to explore. But as No Man's Sky proved at launch, there's no good having an empty universe.What will PS6 be like? ›
The PS6, though still several years away, will hopefully let you more easily expand the internal storage, be slimmer than the PS5, and (if we're allowed to dream) include enhancements like a wireless charging pad and modular upgrade capabilities.Is Xbox or PlayStation better? ›
After more than two years of using both consoles, we broke down what the PS5 and Xbox Series X each do best to help you decide which is right for your gaming needs. The PlayStation 5 offers the best console gaming experience thanks to its next-gen hardware, exclusives, and 4K Blu-ray drive.When did Xbox Live end? ›
In short, Xbox Live is free to use and gives you basic online functionality, while Xbox Live Gold has a monthly fee that lets you play games online and comes with special bonuses.Is the Xbox One ending? ›
“To focus on production of Xbox Series X / S, we stopped production for all Xbox One consoles by the end of 2020,” says Cindy Walker, senior director of Xbox console product marketing, in a statement to The Verge.Is Xbox Gold still a thing? ›
Subscription continues automatically at regular price unless cancelled through your Microsoft Account. See terms*. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes Xbox Live Gold, hundreds of high-quality games, and an EA Play membership, all for one low monthly price.Which Xbox plays 4K discs? ›
The Xbox One X, Xbox One S, and Xbox Series X|S consoles support 4K. The original Xbox One does not. If you have an Xbox One and aren't sure which version it is, look on the back of your Xbox.Is 4K good for Xbox? ›
On Xbox One X, 4K content is displayed in its native 4K resolution, and other content (like games encoded for 1080p) is upscaled to 4K. Games on Xbox One S also get upscaled to 4K. While typically smoother and more detailed than native 720p or 1080p, upscaled 4K is not as rich and detailed as native 4K.Will Starfield be 60fps? ›
It was previously confirmed that on Xbox Series X and S, Starfield will be locked at 30fps, with no option for a performance mode which would sacrifice the game's resolution for a smoother frame rate.Is Xbox Series S worth it? ›
The Xbox Series S is the best value in gaming – that doesn't mean it isn't also a problem. The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S were always supposed to be treated the same, but the reality of that promise is starting to show its teeth – and it's not good news.How many Xbox games do I own? ›
Under Full library > Owned games, you'll see all games that you own with the profile that's signed in to the console. If a game that you own hasn't been installed on your console, there's a download icon on the game title.Which Xbox is the newest? ›
The Xbox Series X is intended to render games at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, and can support up to 120 frames per second and can render up to 8K resolution. The Xbox Series X's console form is designed to be unobtrusive and minimalistic.What was the last game for OG Xbox? ›
The last game released on the Xbox was Madden NFL 09, on August 12, 2008.
Consoles aren't the only victims, though. Cartridges occasionally stop working for any number of reasons, and even game discs can essentially rot and become completely unreadable. As more and more retro games and hardware inevitably die, the remaining copies naturally increase in price due to their inherent rarity.Is Xbox raising game prices? ›
Microsoft will officially increase the price of Xbox games in the US, with other regions likely to follow. Microsoft has announced a significant US $10 increase to the price of its Xbox video games, starting in 2023 with the launches of Forza Motorsport, Redfall, and Starfield.Can an Xbox last 10 years? ›
The Xbox One lasts generally for about 4-7 years. However, Microsoft says that, with proper maintenance, the console should last up to 10 years. After all, the lifespan of an Xbox One can vary depending on a variety of factors, including usage, maintenance, and storage conditions.Is Xbox 360 still good? ›
The 360 is one of the best home console experiences. Sure, the newer Xbox uses the most advanced technology available, but a revved-up console disguised as a supercomputer doesn't always make for the best gaming experiences in the long run.Is Xbox 20 years old? ›
Chris Scullion. Microsoft celebrated the 20th anniversary of Xbox Live this week. The online multiplayer service officially launched on November 15, 2002, meaning Tuesday marked 20 years since its inception.What games are revealed on Xbox showcase? ›
ID@Xbox Announced 10 New Games Headed to Xbox Game Pass
ID@Xbox showcased 10 new games headed to Xbox Game Pass, and they include, Another Crab's Treasure, Litttle Kitty Big City, Techtonica, Sea of Stars, Harold Halibut, Galacticare, Neon White, Mineko's Night Market, The Book Walker, and The Wandering Village.
2023 promises to be a big year for Xbox and Windows PC games, with major new titles from Xbox Game Studios and our partners set to jostle for space on your hard drives and cloud devices.What will be the most popular game in 2023? ›
|3||Apex Legends||Respawn Entertainment|
|4||Fortnite Battle Royale||Epic Games|
More than 100 major video game releases are expected in 2023, from highly anticipated RPGs like Starfield, Final Fantasy 16, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, to new, mainline entries in series like Marvel's Spider-Man, Assassin's Creed, and Street Fighter, and the long-awaited return of franchises like ...Does Xbox have hidden object games? ›
Mystery Island - Hidden Object Games for Xbox.
- Lightyear Frontier.
- Party Animals (now planned for Sept. ...
- Starfield (now planned for Sept. ...
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- Ark 2.
- Ara: History Untold.
- Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes.
2022 Game of the Year Winner: Elden Ring
Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
|Name of Online Game||PUBG|
|No Download games around the world||500M+|
Thus, the end of Xbox One-compatible releases is likely near. 2023 might be the last year the Xbox One receives entries for yearly titles like FIFA and Call of Duty.