For gamers around the world, the Xbox Games Showcase is one of the most exciting dates in the calendar, filled with announcements and reveals. This year didn’t disappoint, with upcoming projects from three UK studios — Playground Games, Ninja Theory, and Rare — among the many highlights.
Games from UK studios
Playground Games, known for their work on the Forza Horizon series, showcased their highly anticipated open-world action role-playing game (RPG), Fable. This new entry in the legendary franchise takes players to the immersive fairytale land of Albion, where they will embark on exciting adventures and encounter a myriad of challenges, treasures, and stories.
Ninja Theory, the studio behind the critically acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, unveiled a new look at Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II. The showcase provided a glimpse into the game’s cinematic immersion, visuals, and sound.
And Rare, the studio behind the wildly popular Sea of Thieves, surprised fans with an unexpected announcement. They unveiled Sea of Thieves: The Legend of Monkey Island, a crossover event that brings together the world of Sea of Thieves with the beloved Monkey Island franchise. In an interview with Xbox Wire’s Joe Skrebels, Rare’s Creative Director Mike Chapman said: “We want fans to believe what we’ve done feels like part of one connected experience.”
A year of stellar announcements
In addition to the UK studios content, the Xbox Games Showcase had many other exciting announcements and highlights. This includes new projects built for Xbox such as South of Midnight and Clockwork Revolution, and updates on the future of the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise. Fans saw more of the highly anticipated Forza Motorsport, which it was announced would launch on October 10, and were treated to a deep-dive into the worlds of Bethesda’s stunning upcoming RPG, Starfield via the Starfield Direct.
To find out more about the announcements made at the Xbox Games Showcase, you can read the full overview here.
You can find the full interview with Rare’s Creative Director, Mike Chapman, here.
Find out more about the future of gaming at Microsoft as discussed following the showcase here.