Here is our recap of today’s Xbox & Bethesda Developer_Direct

Posted by:Robert Collins

The long awaited Xbox & Bethesda Developer_Direct was livestreamed earlier today. If you were unable to catch the showcase event, not to worry for we have a recap of the event right here. If you want to catch up, you can watch an on demand version of the event above.

Minecraft Legends

The Xbox & Bethesda Developer_Direct got kicked off with a showcase of Minecraft Legends. This showcase focues largely on the Action-strategy game’s PvP multiplayer modes. The game’s release date was also unveiled, and you’ll be able to get your hands on Minecraft Legends come April 18th.

Forza Motorsport

Next up in the showcase was Forza Motorsport, which promises to be one of the biggest releases in 2023. Unfortunately no more specific a release date was set. This Forza Motorsport promises to be the most technically advanced racing game ever, and will be a strictly next-gen experience. It will include over 500 cars and 20 different racing environments, five of them new to the franchise.

Hi-Fi Rush

This stylish rhythm-action game strongly recalls the Jet Set Radio series. Hi-Fi Rush is very much its own thing, however, and features a combat system that rewards players for sticking with the beat of the soundtrack by timing their attacks with the music’s rhythm. It promises to be a unique experience.  And you don’t have to wait to find out, because Hi-Fi Rush will release on Xbox Game Pass later today!

The Elder Scrolls Online: NECROM

This reveal of the new chapter of ESO was expected to be a standalone event, but alas. Anyhow, we got a trailer for this year’s new chapter of the game, which will release on June 20th. NECROM will be set in Eastern Morrowind. ZeniMax Online Studios also announced that all previous chapters of ESO will be available for free for a limited time, so there has never been a better time to dive into the world of Tamriel than right now.


Last but certainly not least we got another look at Arkane Studios’ Redfall. We also finally got a release date: May 2nd. We got a much more in-depth look at what to expect from this highly anticipated title, and suffice it to say it looks more promising than ever. We’ll be playing Redfall in just a few short months, and at this point there is little doubt it will be worth the wait.

Wrap up

So was there anything in today’s event that’s got you excited for the year in gaming? Let us know your thoughts on these upcoming Xbox releases down in the comments. And if you want to see the event for yourself, check it out above.