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Microsoft will host the Xbox Developer_Direct showcase on January 25, 2023, at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm GMT.

A report by WindowsCentral had previously stated the same, Xbox now confirmed the findings. Players will finally hear some news on the upcoming games for Xbox Game Pass in 2023 and beyond at the show.

Xbox Developer_Direct focuses on titles from Arkane, ZeniMax Online, Turn 10, and Mojang, which means we'll see co-op game Redfall, The Elder Scrolls Online, racing title Forza Motorsport, and Minecraft Legends.

Starfield, though highly anticipated, will skip this showcase for a separate event a bit later down the line, as confirmed by Bethesda.

With a very diminished presence at The Game Awards 2022, Xbox kept its plans for 2023 largely under wraps, which led to speculation that there isn’t much in the pipeline beyond this year. Xbox will likely use this show to change that perception, injecting some confidence and hype into fans.

Fans have asked Microsoft for a bit more transparency and this Xbox Developer Direct might be the company’s response. We’ll have to wait and see which format the show will use and if events like this one become more frequent in the future. Borrowing its name from Nintendo’s Direct shows, which do happen somewhat often, might be a deliberate hint at a new strategy.

You can watch Xbox Developer_Direct on Xbox’s Twitch and YouTube channels.