Roundup: Everything shown at the Xbox Developer Direct ’24

It’s great to start the year with gaming. Xbox did that today with 2024’s Developer Direct, and we had some great reveals and a surprise visit by Visions of Mana from Square Enix! Check out all the games below, along with the recap video above.

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Today during Developer_Direct, Xbox players received a deep-dive look into five new games coming their way across Xbox Series X|S, PC, Game Pass and/or cloud – all of which will arrive later in 2024. Development teams at XboxBethesda, and even one of our third-party partners, SQUARE ENIX, showcased extended gameplay, revealed key information, and more.

Here’s a summary of everything we announced and covered during Developer_Direct:

Avowed – Launching Fall 2024 [Xbox Series X|S, PC, Cloud – Joining Game Pass on Day One]: Game Director Carrie Patel, Gameplay Director Gabe Paramo, and Art Director Matt Hansen gave us a first deep-dive look at the gameplay in Obsidian’s upcoming fantasy action RPG. Avowed continues Obsidian’s signature style of creating games with deep themes and player choice at the forefront. Make sure to tune in to the Xbox Podcast on Monday, January 22 for an exclusive interview with Carrie and Gabe, offering even more insights that expand on Developer_Direct.

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II – Launching May 21, 2024 [Xbox Series X|S, PC, Cloud – Joining Game Pass on Day One]: Ninja Theory took us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to take a look at Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, meet some of the team and learn more about the craft behind their new title, which is now in the final months of development. You can join Senua on her new quest, May 21. Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II is available to wishlist on Steam and pre-install on Xbox Game Pass now.

Visions of Mana – Launching Summer 2024 [Xbox Series X|S, PC]: In a surprise appearance, SQUARE ENIX joined the show to present Visions of Mana, the first new mainline entry in the series for 15 years, and its debut on Xbox platforms. Series producer Masaru Oyamada presented a sneak peek at the gorgeous new RPG, sharing gameplay and behind the scenes footage before its launch in Summer 2024.

Ara: History Untold – Launching Fall 2024 [PC – Joining PC Game Pass on Day One]: The key leads at Oxide Games debuted an all-new look at gameplay and shared an overview of the key features coming to Ara: History Untold during today’s Developer Direct. You can learn more about this innovative new historical grand strategy game with our in-depth interview with Design Director Michelle Menard and we will have more to share in the coming months leading up to Ara’s launch this fall on PC and with PC Game Pass. Ara: History Untold is available to wishlist on Steam now.

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle – Launching 2024 [Xbox Series X|S, PC – Joining Game Pass on Day One]: The official reveal of Indiana Jones and the Great Circle was debuted during Developer_Direct with over 13 minutes of gameplay footage and developer insights. This new journey starring the legendary archaeologist comes from the award-winning team at MachineGames – the minds behind Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus – in collaboration with Lucasfilm Games and executive produced by Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard. Find out more on

To learn more about what we announced at Developer_Direct, check out Xbox Wire.

Stay tuned to GamingTrend for all things Xbox, and news and info for Avowed, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Visions of Mana, Ara: History Untold, and Indiana Jones and the Great Circle!

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