Summer is a time of excitement for gamers, as video game publishers unveil their upcoming releases in a flurry of annual announcements and events. One of the most hotly anticipated events in the gaming calendar is the annual Xbox Games Showcase, hosted by Microsoft. This event offers gamers a sneak peek at the first and third-party lineup for Xbox and PC, and this year is no exception. Microsoft has also announced a dedicated event, Starfield Direct, to follow the Xbox Games Showcase.
So, when is the June 2023 Xbox Games Showcase taking place? The event will begin streaming live on Sunday, June 11, at 1 p.m. Eastern. It’s unclear how long the showcase will last, but it typically runs between an hour and 90 minutes. Immediately after the Xbox Games Showcase, Microsoft will launch the Starfield Direct, which will show off more of Bethesda’s highly anticipated space RPG, Starfield.
To watch the Xbox Games Showcase, you can tune in live on various platforms including YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook. If you miss the show or want to watch it again, you can always visit the Xbox YouTube channel after the showcase is over to view the event at your leisure. This is a great option for those who can’t watch it live – it is happening in the middle of the day on a Sunday, after all.
So, what can we expect from the June 2023 Xbox Games Showcase? While Microsoft is being tight-lipped about exactly what they will show during either event, there are a few things we can expect to see. Notably, it seems Xbox is teasing something related to the Fable reboot that’s in development at PlayGround Games. The company tweeted a curious video featuring glitter and music that sounds a lot like the music you hear in a Fable game. In the Fable games, glitter is used to denote where your next objective is, so its inclusion in the video is also telling.
It’s also likely that Microsoft will show Forza Motorsport, a game that has been in development for a long time. It should be ready to launch sometime in the second half of 2023, barring any delays. So far, Microsoft hasn’t shown much of Forza Motorsport to fans, but if the game is going to launch this year it should have a moment at the showcase.
In addition to these titles, Microsoft has already announced several other games such as Avowed, The Outer Worlds 2, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, and Perfect Dark. Any of these games could make an appearance at the showcase, though some are more likely than others.
In conclusion, the June 2023 Xbox Games Showcase is shaping up to be an exciting event for gamers. With teasers and hints about Fable and Forza Motorsport, as well as other highly anticipated titles, fans are eagerly awaiting the event to see what Microsoft has in store for them. Don’t forget to tune in on June 11th to catch all the action live!