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Xbox Stream Announcements Included Surprise Game Release And Much More

The show featured new game Hi-Fi Rush as well as Minecraft Legends, Redfall, and more.


Microsoft held its first-ever Developer Direct showcase on January 25, and the gameplay-focused presentation brought the heat. Alongside release dates for Minecraft Legends and Redfall, the Developer Direct also included a brand-new game announcement--and the revelation that the game is out today. Below are a list of stories you can read to get all caught up, right here on GameSpot.

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The Developer Direct takes place Wednesday, January 25, beginning at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET / 8 PM GMT. You can watch the showcase live on the official Xbox and Bethesda channels, as well as via Steam, and Bilibili in China. You can also watch right here at GameSpot.

Watch via the links below.

The Developer Direct livestream will be hosted in 1080p/60fps, but Microsoft recommends re-watching the event later at 4K/60fps for a "more representative look at the visuals contained in the showcase." The re-broadcast will be live on the Xbox YouTube channel after the live event wraps up.

The Developer Direct will be available in English, with subtitles and/or audio dubbed translations in the languages listed below:

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified)
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Norwegian
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese (Brazilian)
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish (Castilian)
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukranian
  • Vietnamese

Microsoft said it's hoping to have all of these languages available for users during the live show, but some might not make it and will be added after the event wraps up.

The Developer Direct will have a version of the show featuring Audio Descriptions in English and American Sign Language. It will also be broadcast on the XboxASL Twitch channel.

Starfield Showcase Coming Later

Microsoft has in the past hosted "Extended" showcases following the main event, but this won't be the case this time. However, there will be a broadcast focused on The Elder Scrolls Online taking place immediately after the Developer Direct wraps up. Additionally, a standalone show focused on Starfield specifically is in the works for sometime later on.

What To Expect

While Starfield won't be on display at the Developer Direct, Microsoft has confirmed that there will be "new, extended gameplay" showcases for Redfall, Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends, and the aforementioned Elder Scrolls Online. In addition to gameplay footage, Arkane's Redfall could get a release date during the event, as a May 2 release date recently leaked online.

Keep checking back with GameSpot for more on the Developer Direct in the time to come.

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