Xbox begins 2024 on the attack and has already scheduled the first communication event to present the most anticipated exclusive in depth.

Although console sales stopped at 7.5 million, a 15% decline compared to the previous year, 2023 was a positive year for Microsoft and Xbox. The acquisition of Activision-Blizzard was concluded favorably, adding to the roster which not only gives new exclusive IPs and prestige but which also adds immediate income, and Game Pass subscribers have increased.

Soon we will be able to see the Indiana Jones game in action – photo via Xbox

The year was also positive from a production point of view, given that it was the first in a long time in which Xbox was able to count on more than one noteworthy exclusive. The beautiful Hi-Fi Rush (unexpected pearl), Starfield, Forza Horizon. However, 2024 promises to be even better from this point of view and could be the first in which Microsoft shows the effects of the acquisitions made in recent years.

Among the most anticipated titles of this year already confirmed there is certainly Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga by Ninja Theory, but also Avowed by Obsidian and Stalker 2 which was supposed to come out in 2021 but which for obvious reasons was postponed (the developers are Ukrainian and found themselves having to face the Russian attack) and it is not certain that it will be released this year.

Microsoft will show the Indiana Jones video game for the first time

The most anticipated among those announced in recent years, however, is the Indiana Jones video game entrusted to the talented Machine Games. The studio responsible for the rebirth of Wolfenstein has demonstrated in recent years that it knows how to build fun and satisfying gameplay, but also and above all that it knows how to meticulously take care of the artistic side of its productions.

Among the games presented there will also be Indiana Jones by Machine Games, will the release be made official by 2024? – Instagram @xbox

As if to confirm that 2024 will be the year of the turning point in terms of production, the one in which Xbox will stand out for the number and quality of exclusives, reaching the level of the contenders (Nintendo and Sony), Microsoft has set January 18th the Xbox Developer Direct. The event will be streamed both on social media and on YouTube starting at 9pm.

This is therefore the first approach to the title and there is great curiosity on the part of all fans to understand what type of game it will be. Machine Games has proven its ability with fps over the years, but many hope that it will be a third-person action game with great freedom of exploration, so to speak “the Uncharted of Xbox”.

The license is one of the really important ones, the hope is that it can become one of the cornerstones of video game entertainment. However, never before have enormous fears emerged as in this case, given that 2023 was the year of poorly exploited licenses: the games on The Walking Dead, King Kong and Lord of the Rings that came out last year were among the worst never seen.