Despite a lack of big AAA releases in 2022, Xbox head Phil Spencer says he’s feeling ‘enthusiastic’ about this year’s Xbox Games Showcase. During a recent interview, Spencer talked in some detail about the disappointing launch of Redfall and how the company aims to do better and improve the game. However, expectations for Microsoft to deliver on its upcoming June showcase are now at an all-time high.
Speaking on the Kinda Funny Games podcast, Spencer was asked by Parris Lilly about last year’s Xbox Games Showcase which showed a multitude of games that still haven’t been released, citing Xbox’s “12-month plan” to roll out big releases. After Lilly pressed Spencer about failing to deliver on those games, he replied, “No, we didn’t deliver. There’s no ‘necessarily’. We didn’t deliver.”
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Lilly gave Spencer a list of games that were announced over a year ago – some even two or three years ago – that fans still know little about including Perfect Dark, Fable, Avowed, Everwild, State of Decay 3 and more. While Spencer didn’t directly address those titles individually, he did speak about his confidence in this year’s event:
“I’m not going to try to oversell Showcase here, because if I was on the other side watching this it’s like, ‘hey, after Redfall, I’m going to put my hands on the controller and that’s what it’s going to take to prove it to me.’ But that’s not what Showcase is, so I’m very enthusiastic about Showcase. We’re going to announce some things that people haven’t seen, some new games, [and] we’re going to give updates to some of the things that were on your list.”
Spencer added that Xbox’s dry spell for 2022 was mostly over as there is now plans to release a big game every quarter going forward:
“The other thing that gets me really excited is when I look forward over the next quarters – which has always been my focus, how do we get a big game out every quarter, at quality – that things are lining up finally after some of the slowdown though Covid. I’m tired of talking about that, but I can now see that we’ve got games coming every quarter that I think will surprise and delight our customers.”
The Xbox Games Showcase will air on Sunday, 11 June. Read about the event’s start time and streaming details here.
Source: Kinda Funny Games