Xbox Games Showcase event confirmed for June

By Luke Albigés,

Microsoft has confirmed that despite skipping E3 this year, it will still host its usual Xbox Games Showcase on Sunday, June 11th, with a Starfield Developer Direct presentation set to follow afterwards.

Lots of big names seem to be skipping E3 this year, but that won't mean we'll have to go without plenty of Xbox news — Microsoft has announced it still plans to run its Xbox Games Showcase presentation on June 11th, on the weekend before the trade show kicks off. The news dropped on Twitter today in sharing the newly-announced Starfield release date, with a Developer Direct deep dive on Bethesda's space RPG set to follow the broader showcase of all things new and shiny for Xbox.

Xbox Games Showcase planned for June 11th

Last year's showcase saw Microsoft focus entirely on new Xbox games coming in the next 12 months, although Starfield has now slipped to just outside that window after getting delayed, and we still don't have a Forza Motorsport release date yet. It'll be interesting to see whether MS will do the same this year, as there are a good few Xbox Game Studios teams yet to show their hands on what they're working on (including Gears developer The Coalition), as well as lots of announced titles we'll be hoping to get updates on soon, such as Fable, Avowed, and Perfect Dark.

It's unlikely that Bethesda's Starfield will get much screen time during the main showcase, however, since we already know that the Developer Direct presentation on the game will give us an extended look at the game afterwards, a few months ahead of its September release date.

What will you be hoping to see at the Xbox Games Showcase in June? Let us know!
Luke Albigés
Written by Luke Albigés
Luke runs the TA news team, contributing where he can primarily with reviews and other long-form features — crafts he has honed across two decades of print and online gaming media experience, having worked with the likes of gamesTM, Eurogamer, Play, Retro Gamer, Edge, and many more. He loves all things Monster Hunter, enjoys a good D&D session, and has played way too much Destiny.
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