Xbox Reveals Release Dates For A Bunch Of New Game Pass Indies Coming In 2023
Image: Sword and Fairy 7

Recently, Pure Xbox was invited to a secret ID@Xbox event to check out a bunch of new gameplay and other details on some of the biggest indie titles coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2023. Not all of that gameplay is publicly available just yet, but we did get some brand-new release dates and release windows, so we thought we'd throw together a roundup of every game we saw and what the general release schedule is looking like.

Everspace 2 is one of the games we now have a date for, with a Summer 2023 release window for Xbox Series X|S. It's already available on PC Game Pass, but it's coming out of early access on the platform as of April 6th, 2023.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox made a lengthy appearance at the secret Xbox event last week, but we didn't get a new release date at the time. However, a "Developer Gameplay" video that was posted to YouTube recently appeared to indicate that the release date is now April 27th, 2023 (update: this has now been confirmed).

Finally, Sword and Fairy 7 was announced over the weekend at the Taipei Game Show as coming to Xbox Game Pass this summer on July 6th, 2023.

The other two games that Pure Xbox was able to get an extended glimpse of were Lightyear Frontier and Planet of Lana, but both are still only scheduled for an Xbox Game Pass release in "Spring 2023" as of right now.

For a complete overview, here are some trailers and the latest release dates for all of these titles:

Everspace 2 (PC - April 6, 2023 / Series X|S - Summer 2023)

"Everspace 2 is a fast-paced single-player spaceship shooter with deep exploration in space and on planets, tons of loot, RPG elements, mining, and crafting. Experience a thoughtful story, set in a vivid, handcrafted open world full of secrets, puzzles, and perils."

The Last Case of Benedict Fox (Console, PC - April 27, 2023)

"Take on the last case of Benedict Fox, and dive into a twisted world of secret organizations, forbidden rituals, and cold-blooded murders. Explore the memories of deceased victims as you search for clues, and fight demons in this fantastical Lovecraftian Metroidvania."

Sword And Fairy 7 (Console, PC - July 6, 2023)

"Enter a realm that blends ancient mythology with traditional oriental aesthetics in Sword and Fairy: Together Forever. Weaving its tale between the three clans of Human, Deity and Demon, Sword and Fairy: Together Forever puts you in command of a memorable party of characters, each with unique personalities, motives, skills, strengths and weaknesses."

Lightyear Frontier (Console, PC - Spring 2023)

"Lightyear Frontier is an upcoming open-world farming exploration game featuring crafting, resource management and base building, wrapped in a mystery-driven narrative."

Planet of Lana (Console, PC - Spring 2023)

"Planet of Lana is a stunning cinematic puzzle adventure centered on the relationship between Lana and her mysterious animal companion Mui."

Which of these upcoming Xbox Game Pass indies are you looking forward to most? Let us know down below!