Xbox Games Showcase Extended 2022

Did you tune into the Xbox and Bethesda showcase on the 12th? You may have seen that there would be an Xbox Games Showcase Extended segment on the 14th.

Extended trailers and more news on the games shown off on the main showcase was to be on the docket. If you missed out, we’ve got the lowdown for the extended showcase! We even got news on some games that weren’t a part of the main showcase!

Source: Windows Central

Microsoft showed off tons of games, both newly announced and some previously announced. Brand new games such as Pentiment and Minecraft Legends were among the showcase. The biggest reveal however, was gameplay for both Redfall and Starfield. We don’t know about you, but we’re more than ready to explore galaxy!

Showcase Extended

Microsoft had already tempered expectations for both Xbox and PC fans. They made sure to state that there would be no major reveals at the extended showcase. This event was primarily to build upon the main showcase, and give devs more time to shine. Additionally, more trailers for games already shown were going to be part of the showcase.

That being said, there were a few pieces of news that were brand new. Let’s jump in!

The Xbox Games Showcase Extended was a slower paced, but meatier look at Xbox’s lineup of games over the next 12 months.

Valheim is coming to Xbox Game Pass as a console exclusive

Though not expectant of any new reveals, the first one was that Valheim is coming to Xbox Game Pass. PC gets it first on Game Pass this fall, while Xbox consoles get it Spring 2023 as a console exclusive!

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre coming to Xbox Game Pass

We got a new trailer for the multiplayer horror game based on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The big news? The game will be on Xbox Game Pass at launch. It will also be a timed exclusive for Xbox consoles for a while before coming to PlayStation.

Slime Rancher 2 is coming this year

A no-show at the main showcase, the console-exclusive Slime Rancher 2 was shown off in a brand new trailer. The trailer showed exploration gameplay, and the player’s base of operations; The Conservatory. It will be released in fall 2022 and be on Xbox Game Pass on day one. 

Fall Guys x Halo

There has been a ton of Halo related cross integration into multiple Xbox franchises. We saw the Warthog come to Forza, and now the Pelican coming to Flight Simulator.

The trailer parodies Halo 3’s iconic Believe trailer, and is being called ‘Spartan Showdown’. Players will be able to earn Halo-themed cosmetics by completing challenges while the event is live!

Extended News

  • Bethesda’s Pete Hines discussed Redfall’s distinction from previous Arkane games, as well as defending the delay in release. Plus, Starfield’s freedom of exploration got a whole bunch of extra information. We now know that space to planet transition won’t be seamless.
  • Naraka: Bladepoint’s devs gave insight into the characters and gameplay, as well as campaign. We also found out that the game would be coming to Xbox One later this year.
  • Brief gameplay footage from Ara: Stories Untold was shown. Developers discussed the aspects of the game that will appeal to player choice. Also, the team confirmed that the technical alpha begins later this summer.
  • Obsidian reflected on Grounded’s full release, and how the game’s 1.0 launch will resolve the story. Get ready for a new boss in the form of a Praying Mantis!
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s collaboration was discussed in a video featuring Gamertag Radio’s Parris Lilly. 
  • High On Life’s Justin Roiland discussed the formation of Squanch Games. The wacky new shooter will see players take down the leaders of a cartel with talking weaponry.
  • Pentiment revealed more details about the story, characters, and setting of Josh Sawyer’s new medieval narrative adventure game.
  • As Dusk Falls showcased its choice-based gameplay, and how it works. Also discussed were the themes and narrative, ahead of the game’s launch on July 19. 
  • We got more gameplay for the Forza Horizon 5: Hot Wheels.
  • Mojang Executive Producer Dennis Ries revealed why the studio is making an action-strategy game.
  • Upcoming indie games got more details; Tinykin, Togges, Coral Island, and Hollow Knight: Silksong.
  • Bond teased Project Moorcroft, a Game Pass feature that will let developers put demos of their unreleased games in Game Pass to get feedback from players.

Conclusion

With the conclusion of the Summer Games Fest and the Xbox + Bethesda showcase, it’s time to game! And wait. With the news coming out of the Xbox Games Showcase Extended, rest assured, we have tons of games coming out within the next 12 month. We can’t wait to fire up the engines in Starfield and kill some vampires in Redfall!

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