Microsoft confirmed the second biggest game event of the year Xbox Summer Showcase 2023 will mark a ‘return’ to the familiar way of organizing.
Microsoft confirmed the second major game event of the year Xbox Summer Showcase 2023 will mark a ‘return’ to the familiar organization.
Microsoft plans to host an Xbox Summer Showcase event in the summer of 2023, and the company confirmed it during a recent Developer_Direct broadcast. The tech giant’s first live stream of the year showcases some highly anticipated games like Minecraft Legends and Forza Motorsport, suggesting that the company’s gaming investments will remain strong. stronger over time.
The January 25 Xbox & Bethesda Developer_Direct is almost entirely focused on the highest-profile games Xbox Game Studios plans to launch in the near future. Tango Gameworks’ new action game Hi-Fi Rush is the only exception as it is considered a surprise release during the event. Overall, the biggest draw with gamers from the broadcast is that Microsoft’s games division is looking to release high-quality games on a near-monthly basis throughout 2023.
With that goal in mind, Xbox Game Studios has planned to hold its second event in 2023 focusing on their other upcoming games over the summer. Unlike Developer_Direct, the summer program will be an actual event taking place in Los Angeles. While no further details were provided, the combination of LA location and summer time suggests that the upcoming rollout could be part of a string of the biggest gaming events of the summer. year 2023.
Microsoft’s announcement specifically mentions a “return” to the “annual rollout” organization, which the company used to do at E3 even as both Sony and Nintendo dropped out of their publisher lists. program. After E3 2020 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers tried to hold a virtual event in 2021 but that project received a lukewarm response from the audience. This played a key role in the decision to return to traditional trade shows at the Los Angeles Convention Center in 2023.
If Microsoft decides to end its historic presence at E3, the next Xbox Summer Showcase event could be held as part of the Summer Game Fest. Canadian game journalist and event organizer Geoff Keighley previously confirmed that the 2023 Summer Game Fest event will be held live in LA in addition to providing online broadcasts. Both E3 and SGF are scheduled to take place in June, so that’s also when the Xbox Summer Showcase event is most likely to happen.
In the meantime, Xbox Game Studios will launch Minecraft Legends for gamers on April 18, followed by The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom on June 20. Starfield space exploration RPG, shooter game Vampire Hunting Redfall and the Forza Motorsport reboot are some of the other popular games the company plans to release before the end of 2023.