Starfield is the first new setting/world from Bethesda in many years. This means that there are naturally high expectations for the game. It's all mixed with a bit of fear for many fans though, as the last few releases from Bethesda haven't exactly been super good.
In many ways, there is reason for optimism if we look at the trailers that have been shown from the game. Starfield lands in September this year, so it's starting to get closer and to keep the hype train rolling, lots of new information about the game has just arrived.
The game got its very own Starfield Direct event alongside the Xbox Games Showcase. That event also brought us a new gameplay trailer, which can be seen above.
If you're super hungry for more details, then the 45-minute Gameplay Deep Dive Video might be just what you need to satisfy that need.
If we stay in the RPG genre, but take the fantasy angle on things, then there was also news from Obsidian's upcoming RGB Avowed.
Very strangely, it is set up against the Starfield videos, a game that in many ways is very similar to Bethesda's Skyrim.
The game is set in the world of Eora, which is the same world in which the game Pillars of Eternity takes place. So it builds on their more classic top down RPG, which most of us know from Obsidian.
The new trailer also revealed that we can look forward to the game in 2024.
Star Wars Outlaws
Another big news was the first trailer from Massive Entertainment's Star Wars game. It has been known for quite some time that they were working on a Star Wars game to be published by Ubisoft, but details have been scarce.
Now we have the first, very beautiful, cinematic trailer from the game Star Wars Outlaws. Here we meet the game's hero Kay Vess and get some details about the game's style.
It is a step away from the great galactic conflict, and seems to be mostly a story tied to the underworld of The Outer Rim. A bit in the same style as we saw, for example, in the movie Solo.
There are of course connections to the larger universe, and we also see the Empire and the Stormtroopers, but in general the story mostly seems to be tied to a hero trying to make a place for himself in a criminal underworld.
South of Midnight
A new announcement was South of Midnight, which is a new game by Compulsion. It is the studio behind the game We Happy Few. Now the trip goes to the swampy south of the USA and it is on the hunt for monsters.
There are very few details about the game, but South of Midnight is described as a third-person action adventure where the player must hunt down supernatural creatures.
We got more RPG goodness in a return to a classic RPG setting on Xbox, in the form of a new Fable game.
It has been a long time since anything new has happened on the Fable front, and the new game does not seem to continue in the same vein as the previous games. It could very well be a reboot, but still set in Albion.
There is not much information about the game yet, but based on the trailer, the aim is to keep the well-known slightly humorous style that we know from the Fable games. Actor Richard Ayoade is part of the trailer, but how big his role will be in the actual game is unknown.
Cyberpunk-2077: Phantom Liberty
There was even more RPG new in the form of the DLC release Phantom Liberty for Cyberpunk 2077, which got a new trailer. Keanu Reeves is back as Johnny Silverhand and he is joined by Idris Elba.
In the new expansion to the story, the player must go to a new area of Night City called Dog Town, to rescue the downed president of the New United States.
So the story is reminiscent in many ways of the classic Escape from New York. Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty lands on September 26 for all platforms.
To stay even more in the RPG genre, a new game from the developers of InXile Entertainment was also announced, with a trailer for their action RPG Clockwork Revolution.
If you are a fan of Bioshock Infinite, then you will probably feel very much at home in the dystopian steam punk setting that we are presented with.
However, there are elements that set Clockwork Revolution apart, as time travel plays a role in Clockwork Revolution. The player can travel back and forth in time to change the events of the plot.
There is currently no information on when we can expect Clockwork Revolution to land.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II
The sequel to one of my personal favorite games of all time, 2017's Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice, also got some love in the form of a new trailer for the game.
Last year we got a longer gameplay video, but the new trailer doesn't come with any new details or revelations about the game. However, it very much captures the special atmosphere that is part of the game.
Senua's Saga: Hellblade II is announced for release in 2024.