Everything you need to know about Xbox Games Showcase Summer 2023

Everything you need to know about Xbox Games Showcase Summer 2023
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Written by 

Dave McAdam


3rd May 2023 15:00

Xbox Games Showcase is happening this Summer, giving Microsoft the opportunity to show us what its studios have been working on. Xbox has quite a bit of ground to make up with regard to exclusive games, making these showcases a big opportunity for something new and exciting.

Here is everything we currently know about the event.

Xbox Games Showcase date and time

We know for certain what the date for the show is, but the time is yet to be announced. Xbox Game Showcase will kick off on Sunday, 11 June at 10 AM PT/1 PM ET/6 PM BST.

Xbox Games Showcase: Characters from across Xbox and Bethesda games
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Based on last year's Xbox and Bethesda games showcase, we can estimate the show will last between one and two hours. Exactly what time the show ends is not yet known, but that time will be very important to know for Starfield fans.

Starfield Direct

We recently got the unfortunate news that Starfield has been delayed from early this year until 6 September. This news came in tandem with the announcement of Starfield Direct, a second showcase following directly after the Xbox Games Showcase, dedicated to Starfield.

Xbox Games Showcase: Starfield
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Fans can expect a Bethesda presence among these two shows, but it seems that the Starfield showcase is dedicated to that one game, so if there is no Elder Scrolls 6 news in the Xbox Games Showcase, don't expect it from the Starfield Direct.

What other games can we expect?

Apart from the mentioned Starfield, nothing has been confirmed for 11 June. The most recent Developer_Direct featured Redfall, Minecraft and the surprise announcement and release of HiFi Rush, a smaller but still very successful event. Considering the time of year that this showcase is happening, it seems safe to assume that big things are planned.

Xbox Games Showcase: A shot from the Fable teaser trailer
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That said, Xbox has not had the best track record in recent years, so it is best to temper expectations. Xbox has plenty of irons in the fire, such as the new Fable game that has been quiet since the announcement, so the potential for big announcements is high.

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Dave McAdam
Dave is a Senior Guides Writer at GGRecon, after several years of freelancing across the industry. He covers a wide range of games, with particular focus on shooters like Destiny 2, RPGs like Baldur's Gate 3 and Cyberpunk 2077, and fighting games like Street Fighter 6 and Tekken 8.
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