The highly anticipated Xbox Games Showcase 2023 is on the horizon and Microsoft is gearing up to deliver an exciting lineup of announcements, updates, and gameplay reveals during this year’s showcase. With Starfield taking center stage, fans are eager to see what other surprises are in store for Xbox Series X|S owners and Xbox Game Pass subscribers. Here’s everything we know so far about the upcoming Xbox Showcase 2023.
Date and schedule
The Xbox Games Showcase 2023 is scheduled for June 11 at 10:30 PM IST/ 10AM PT / 1PM ET.
Additionally, mark your calendars for the Xbox Games Showcase Extended, happening on June 13 at 10:30 PM IST/ 10AM PT / 1PM ET. This follow-up stream will feature in-depth interviews with developers, providing deeper insights into the games showcased during the main event. Microsoft promises to deliver “game updates from our partners” during this extended stream.
Where to watch
To catch all the action, you can tune in to the Xbox Games Showcase through various platforms:
Starfield, one of the most highly-anticipated titles, will have its dedicated presentation called the Starfield Direct. This standalone showcase will immediately follow the Xbox Games Showcase, continuing the excitement for Bethesda Game Studios’ ambitious space epic. The Starfield Direct can be watched on the same YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook links mentioned earlier.
Expectations and predictions
While Starfield undoubtedly commands attention, Microsoft has hinted at a mix of new game reveals and updates on major titles during the showcase. Several Xbox exclusives have kept fans waiting for news, such as Rare’s Everwild, Obsidian Entertainment’s Avowed, The Outer Worlds 2, the Perfect Dark reboot, and Avalanche’s new IP Contraband, which were all announced back in 2020 but have been barely mentioned since. The elusive Fable and upcoming projects like Project 007 and the Indiana Jones game might be further down the pipeline.
What can fans expect?
In addition to these exclusives, fans can look forward to updates on other already announced titles, including Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, STALKER 2, Forza Motorsport, and more. Last year’s showcase introduced these games, but official release dates are still pending despite the promise of a one-year release window. The presentation may also feature multiplatform and indie titles, potentially bringing back highly anticipated games like Hollow Knight: Silksong, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes, Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn, Cocoon, and Replaced.
The Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct present an opportunity for Microsoft to reignite enthusiasm for its exclusives and demonstrate the capabilities of the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox Game Pass. As the event approaches, fans eagerly anticipate fresh gameplay reveals, developer interviews, and behind-the-scenes insights into the highly anticipated titles. The showcase will offer a glimpse into the future of Xbox gaming, setting the stage for an exciting lineup of games to come.