When it comes to the massive, announcement extravaganza that is E3, games that make it to the event stand out almost as the ones that don’t. For the case of the Xbox and Bethesda showcase, we didn’t hear about Fable or Everwild. Of course, for the latter it’s probably because reports are saying it’s getting rebooted. But we also didn’t see Ninja Theory’s Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II at E3 at all. The last we saw of the Unreal Engine 5-powered Senua sequel was during its debut at The Game Awards in 2019. Tomorrow, however, Microsoft is hosting the Xbox Games Showcase Extended, with a “behind the scenes update” on Senua’s Saga. The show will also feature conversations with 343 Industries, Double Fine, Rare, Obsidian, and others.
Yes, friends, it’s a post-E3 event and you’re all invited. The Xbox Games Showcase Extended cracks off tomorrow at 1 PM ET at the Xbox YouTube channel. Parris Lilly of Gamertag Radio will host, and the show will include developer interviews for games likely including Psychonauts 2, Sea of Thieves, Age of Empires IV, and Forza Horizon 5, along with more Senua. Hey, as long as we get more of that badass music from Heilung, I’ll be there — with a large mug of the strongest coffee I can get and my headphones turned way up.
Don’t expect any new trailers. Anything new to watch on Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II would have been shown during E3. Instead, tomorrow’s event sounds more like a fireside chat with the folks behind the aforementioned games. It’ll be worth listening in, if for nothing else than more information on the game behind my favorite trailer of 2019.
The word on Playground Games and others
We shouldn’t expect much on Playground Games’ Fable reboot, either. The Forza studio was put in charge of the next Fable game. It was announced via a cinematic teaser trailer last year in July, but it was made clear that development on the game was very early. Instead, it’s more likely that the studio will be on hand to share more on its recently unveiled Forza Horizon 5.
The show goes live tomorrow, so it won’t be long to see if any of my predictions come true. Check it out at the link below: