It is summertime and video game publishers have embarked on the annual

It’s also likely 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.

And there are a slew of other games Microsoft has already announced 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.

Xbox Marketing Boss Aaron Greenberg confirmed that the showcase will not have full CG trailers (for Microsoft’s first-party games, at least).

“Everything is either in-game footage, in-engine footage, or in-game footage with some cinematics,” Greenberg said. Greenberg also confirmed that at least some of the games shown will not come out within the next year — a change from last year’s Xbox Games Showcase. For us, it means we may get a look at projects that are earlier in the development stage.

The Starfield Direct event will showcase Starfield, a space-based RPG. Microsoft is billing the event as a “deep dive” into the game, which likely means we will get to see a lot of gameplay from the Bethesda game.

You can catch the Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct on June 11, 2023.

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