Xbox Developer Direct Announced For January

Xbox Developer Direct Announced For January

Published on 09 Jan 2024

Microsoft has announced the first Xbox Direct in 2024. The first Xbox Direct will be the Xbox Developer Direct, which is set to take place on January 18th at 8pm UK / 12pm PT / 3pm ET.

In an Xbox Wire post, Microsoft confirmed that several games will be shown, including Indiana Jones by MachineGames, Avowed by Obsidian, Ara: History Untold by Oxide Games, and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II by Ninja Theory. Microsoft also confirmed that while this show won’t have updates on games from Activision Blizzard, you can look forward to news later this year.

Here are the details about the games from Xbox Wire:

  • Indiana Jones game: MachineGames, the award-winning studio behind the recent Wolfenstein series, will reveal their upcoming Indiana Jones game, an action-adventure that puts players in the leather jacket of the legendary archaeologist. Developer_Direct will showcase more than 10 minutes of game and developer insights, including details about the game’s setting and story, how fans will actually play as Indy, additional details from his next globe-trotting adventure, and the premiere of the first gameplay trailer.


  • AvowedThe team at Obsidian will share the first deep dive into the gameplay experience fans can expect in Avowed, their upcoming fantasy action RPG, set in the fantastical, vibrant Living Lands. Learn more about how Obsidian’s expertise in building worlds with deep themes, dynamic gameplay, and thoughtful reactivity come to life in Avowed where players will have agency to make choices to shape every step of their adventure.


  • Ara: History UntoldHear from the leads at Oxide Games – a studio founded by veterans of the strategy genre and the creators behind classic strategy titles including Civilization V – as they unveil exclusive new gameplay and share more details about the inspiration, key features, and road ahead for their upcoming historical grand strategy game.


  • Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II: Ninja Theory take us behind the scenes at their studio in Cambridge to give us some insight on how they are crafting Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The team will speak to the ambition and meticulous care involved in creating Senua’s journey of survival.