Gaming enthusiasts are eagerly awaiting January 18th, when the Xbox Developer Direct is set to unveil exciting updates on a slew of games, headlined by the highly anticipated Indiana Jones title from MachineGames. This event marks a significant moment for Xbox, showcasing the progress of various games from studios that have recently joined its growing family.
The highlight of the event is the update on the Indiana Jones game, which has been a topic of intrigue since its announcement in 2021. Developed by MachineGames, known for their successful reboot of the Wolfenstein series, the game has been under the oversight of Todd Howard, the mastermind behind Starfield. Howard’s involvement and hints in past interviews have heightened expectations for a grand reveal in 2024.
Alongside Indiana Jones, the Developer Direct will shine a spotlight on other major titles. This includes Ninja Theory’s “Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga“, an ambitious sequel in their critically acclaimed series, and “Avowed” by Obsidian, which promises an enchanting foray into fantasy, differing from their previous work in “The Outer Worlds”. Furthermore, Oxide’s “Ara: History Untold” will bring a new flavor to the event with its strategic gameplay.
The gaming community can tune in to this showcase of Xbox’s latest developments on January 18th at 12 PM PT (8 PM GMT) through Xbox’s official Twitch and YouTube channels. Adding to the excitement, Zenimax Online Studios will follow up with updates on “The Elder Scrolls Online” at 9 PM GMT.
There’s a sense of personal anticipation for these games, especially for Indiana Jones. Fans are hoping for a unique portrayal of the beloved character, perhaps with a touch of his signature clumsiness, adding depth and authenticity to his adventurous escapades. “Avowed” also garners interest, as Obsidian’s venture into a pure fantasy world is a departure from their satirical take on future settings, as seen in “The Outer Worlds.”