Xbox has confirmed that it will return to Los Angeles for a physical show in the summer.
Xbox has confirmed that it will return to Los Angeles for an annual event this summer, as well as the Starfield standalone showcase that was announced earlier this year. The news comes courtesy of a blog post rounding up Xbox & Bethesda Developer_Direct, revealing that they’ll be sharing more of what’s in the works at a standalone event in Los Angeles later this year.
“As we previously announced, in order to allocate the right amount of time for a deep dive into Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield, a standalone show is in the works.” Xbox wrote in the blog post on Wednesday. “In addition to this, our teams are hard at work and look forward to sharing even more of what’s next for our fans when we return to Los Angeles for our annual showcase this summer.” It’s worth noting, though, that Xbox didn’t mention E3 by name, which means it could be a different showcase taking place around the same time as E3 in Los Angeles.
E3 is scheduled to return in June at the Los Angeles Convention Center after a four-year hiatus. There’s also the Summer Game Fest, a digital showcase that will be hosted by Geoff Keighley a couple of days before E3. Neither Summer Game Fest nor E3 have confirmed which publishers and developers will be participating in the upcoming events. However, the Xbox announcement could refer to a presence on both shows or a new developer direct in Los Angeles around the same time.
The last time Xbox had a physical show was in 2019, before flagship gaming industry events like Summer Game Fest, E3, and PlayStation’s State of Play shifted to online events due to the COVID-19 pandemic. . However, E3 will return with a physical show after a long hiatus, taking place from June 13-16. The next event will be hosted by ReedPop, the organizer who took over the duties of the Entertainment Software Association. Summer Game Fest, on the other hand, will take place in a live show format at the YouTube theater in California.
Although information about the newly announced Xbox extravaganza is scant at the moment, there are likely to be three flagship events this summer. Xbox did not mention E3 by name because of its presence in a physical show, leading to speculation that another direct developer from Xbox and Bethesda could run in early June 2023.
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