Microsoft will show off Forza Motorsport, Redfall, Minecraft Legends, and more at its "Developer Direct" event
Xbox didn't have much in the way of first-party original IPs in 2022. Sony, on the other hand, had quite a lot in its tank with titles such as Horizon Forbidden West, God of War Ragnarok, and The Last of Us Part 1. Microsoft wants to remedy that in 2023 with its own portfolio, neither of which are likely to be available on PlayStation due to the ongoing spat between the two console makers.
The company has a dedicated event planned to show off what it has in store this year. Dubbed "Developer Direct", the event will highlight in-progress titles by industry bigwigs such as ZeniMax, Arkane Austin, Mojang, Turn 10 Studios, and more. One will be able to see extended gameplay deep dives for titles such as Forza Motorsport, Redfall, Minecraft Legends and Fallout 76. Developer_Direct will be live-streamed on Xbox's official YouTube/Twitch channels on January 25 at 12:00 ET.
Those looking to see more of Starfield will be disappointed to know that the game will not be a part of Developer Direct. Microsoft says it has a dedicated event planned for Starfield, which makes sense, given the RPG's scope. It could also zero on its tentative "H1 2023" release date, giving Xbox Game Pass owners something to look forward to in the year.