We've been waiting for the arrival of Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2 ever since it was first announced back at The Game Awards 2019, and it sounds like we've still got a while left to go until it finally releases for Xbox Series X and Series S.
In a new interview with Matt Booty (Xbox President of Game Content and Studios), it's mentioned that Hellblade 2 will "come later" in 2024, possibly following the Xbox Game Studios releases of Ara: History Untold and Towerborne.
"We've got a goal of a big game - you know, a new release - something significant going out four times a year. So every three months we've got something new coming out.
And I think with Starfield and then going into Forza Motorsport, and then as we head into next year we showed the game Ara: [History Untold] and the game Towerborne at Gamescom, we've got Hellblade 2 that comes later, so it feels like we're getting there..."
We've already seen quite a lot of highly impressive Hellblade 2 footage over the past couple of years, so we were hoping to potentially play it in the first half of 2024, but it sounds like it might end up being the big fall release instead.
As for the rest of the games mentioned here, Booty avoided bringing up anything Activision Blizzard related, and we already knew about Towerborne and the PC Game Pass exclusive Ara: History Untold coming in 2024. Something that he didn't bring up was Obsidian's Avowed, although perhaps it just slipped his mind at the time.
Ultimately, there are still a lot of questions about next year that remain unanswered for now, but we're willing to bet it'll be a fun year for Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda and Activision Blizzard no matter what. Here's hoping we don't have to wait too long for Hellblade 2, but we're willing to be more patient - as long as we're playing it at some point next year!