Microsoft has announced that the new Xbox Game Showcase will be live-streamed this June. This includes upcoming Xbox game announcements from both first and third party studios. Additionally, there is Starfield Direct. An entire show dedicated to the details of Bethesda’s upcoming space-based RPG.
As detailed in Xbox Wire Blog, the Xbox Games Showcase will be streamed live on Sunday, June 11th at 10am (6pm Pacific Time, 5am AU Eastern Time). No specific developer or game was teased, but unsurprisingly, everything shown is our first look at what’s coming to Xbox, PC, and Game Pass in the future.
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After the Xbox Games Showcase on Sunday, June 11th at 10am PT, check out Starfield Direct. https://t.co/3mhkAsswII | | #starfield #XboxShowcase pic.twitter.com/4uFHPmqLyK
— Xbox (@Xbox) May 3, 2023
Starfield Direct, which airs right after the Xbox Games Showcase, will feature “tons of new gameplay, developer interviews, and behind-the-scenes insider info.”
A few days later on June 13th at 10am PT, Microsoft will also be live-streaming the Xbox Games Showcase Extended. Much like last year, this will be a follow-up show that will provide more context and interviews based on reveals dropped during the main Xbox game showcase.
This summer’s Xbox Games Showcase is part of the games industry’s tradition of launching in June. Historically, it’s always been part of or adjacent to E3, the huge gaming event in Los Angeles. But with E3 2023 canceled, it’s up to individual companies to make their own announcements, either individually or through new events such as Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest or IGN’s own Summer of Gaming.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK news and features editor.