Xbox will "return to Los Angeles" for annual summer showcase

By Tom West,

The Xbox Developer Direct showcase revealed release dates for a number of upcoming first-party games, as well as saw Microsoft confirm that we'll be getting a summer showcase when it returns to LA.

The Developer Direct was packed with announcements for games like Redfall and The Elder Scrolls Online, and even saw Tango Gameworks rhythm-action game Hi-Fi Rush drop straight into Game Pass. With all of the excitement surrounding the games, though, you might have missed the company's confirmation that it's returning to LA this year for a summer showcase.

Xbox summer showcase returns to LA

Last year was extremely quiet for Xbox Game Studios' first-party games, with the likes of Redfall and Starfield having been delayed into 2023, but that has led to this year looking jam-packed for incredible games coming to Game Pass. Yesterday's Developer Direct gave us a pretty solid look at the release schedule for numerous games coming during the first half of this year, but as expected, the remainder of the year is currently a mystery. In an Xbox Wire post covering the Direct show, Microsoft confirmed that it will be returning to Los Angeles this summer for its yearly showcase. Whether the company will be joining the revitalised in-person event of E3 or returning to Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest is undetermined, but you can be sure that we'll let you know once the details are revealed.

Microsoft's roster of upcoming games that are yet to be given any proper attention include the likes of Senua's Saga: Hellblade II, Avowed, Fable, and Perfect Dark, to name just a few, so with any luck, we'll get a chance to learn a little more about them then. For those of you looking forward to Bethesda's space epic, Starfield, the company has confirmed that a standalone showcase is currently "in the works," so we could see that happen sooner than the summer showcase.

What games would you like to see Microsoft show this summer? Drop a comment below and let us know!
Tom West
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with systems like the Nintendo 64 and Playstation until he eventually fell in love with the Xbox 360. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not achievement hunting, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online.
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