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Microsoft Announces Xbox Digital Broadcast for Tokyo Game Show

Microsoft has announced an Xbox Digital Broadcast for Tokyo Game Show.

The broadcast is set for 2am PT / 5am ET / 10am UK / 6pm JST, and will share progress on games from Xbox and Bethesda, showcase games from creators mainly from Japan and Asia, and make announcements of new games coming to Game Pass.

“Players can expect to hear progress updates from Xbox and Bethesda Softworks and see a creatively diverse collection of games from creators predominantly located in Japan and across Asia,” Xbox chief marketing officer Jerret West said in a post on Xbox Wire.

“We’ll also share exciting new games coming to Xbox Game Pass, which continues to grow with great content from teams all around Asia.”

At Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest 2023, game director Naoki "Yoshi-P" Yoshida welcomed Xbox boss Phil Spencer onto the stage alongside Square Enix boss Takashi Kiryu to celebrate the announcement that Final Fantasy 14 is finally on its way to Xbox consoles after years of PlayStation console exclusivity. And it sounded like Microsoft had ensured even more Square Enix games will end up on Xbox in the coming years. In a subsequent interview with IGN, Spencer suggested more deals are currently being worked on, although he stopped short of announcing Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Final Fantasy 16 for Xbox.
Bethesda this week released high-profile space role-playing game Starfield, and overnight announced it has more than six million players. This makes Bethesda's biggest game launch of all time, beating out the likes of Fallout and The Elder Scrolls.

Announced upcoming Xbox Game Studios games include Compulsion Games’ South of Midnight, The Initiative’s Perfect Dark, inXile’s Clockwork Revolution, Ninja Theory’s Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2, Obsidian’s Avowed, Playground’s Fable, Rare’s Everwild, Turn 10’s Forza, and Undead Labs’ State of Decay. Microsoft-owned Mojang runs Minecraft, and Rare operates Sea of Thieves.

On the Bethesda side of things, ZeniMax Online Studios runs The Elder Scrolls Online, MachineGames is working on an as-yey untitled Indiana Jones game, which Bethesda boss Todd Howard recently hinted is set for a reveal in 2024, and Japanese developer Tango Gameworks, which is behind The Evil Within, Ghostwire: Tokyo, and Hi-Fi Rush, is yet to announce its next project.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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