Following fresh commitments made by Xbox Games Marketing Vice President Aaron Greenberg, gamers who were eagerly anticipating the enormous Xbox Games Showcase on June 11 now have much more to be thrilled about. The new details come as rumours regarding a likely reveal of a new Fable game at the Xbox Games Showcase continue to circulate.
Microsoft’s Xbox titles Showcase, which takes place only weeks after rival Sony announced a lineup of future titles for its PlayStation platforms, aims to make known what the tech giant has in store for PC and Xbox gamers in the following year. For many gamers, the Xbox Games Showcase had long been the highlight of E3, but as the once-iconic convention deteriorated and eventually died, Microsoft switched to presenting their games as a stand-alone presentation. On June 11 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET, the Xbox Games Showcase for this year will be shown online as well as in a few US theatres, and it will be followed by Bethesda’s most recent Starfield Direct.
Xbox Games Marketing Vice President Aaron Greenberg made a number of significant commitments about the upcoming showcase in a series of tweets that were shared by the gaming website Resetera. The fact that none of the first-party game trailers at the Xbox Games Showcase will be fully computer-generated is likely to be the most thrilling news for many gamers. According to Greenberg, “Everything is either in-game footage, in-engine footage, or in-game footage with some cinematics.” Greenberg also vowed Xbox would be open about what it was showcasing, saying that trailers will be labelled so that players could determine if they were seeing gaming or not.
Another tweet from Greenberg suggested that players would have a long wait before getting their hands on some of the games being exhibited because not all of them will be published within the next 12 months, which may come as sad news to some Xbox enthusiasts. However, given that games like Forza Motorsport and Hollow Knight Silksong, which were showcased at last year’s showcase, have not yet been launched, this statement isn’t wholly unexpected. When asked if players should lower their expectations before the showcase, Greenberg said that he had no intention of doing so and advised them to “just come in open minded & enjoy the ride.”
The task was on Microsoft to respond with some high-calibre games of its own when it was disclosed last month that numerous games from the PlayStation Showcase are heading to Xbox. According to Greenberg’s comments, the June 11 Xbox Games Showcase may be well-positioned to do that.