The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase is set to take place on 12 June and the anticipation continues to grow for the big show. A new report making the rounds online states that Xbox had mandated several of its first-party studios to have gameplay ready for the upcoming showcase.
According to insider and VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, we can expect a lot of gameplay to be shown at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase. This is largely due to a mandate that Xbox sent out last year requesting many of its first-party studios have gameplay ready in time for the event. If a game is likely to be shown at the show, it will probably be accompanied by some gameplay.
This is excellent news as Xbox was often criticised for having showcases primarily revolve around CG trailers with little in the way of actual gameplay. It looks like Microsoft is attempting to change that this year with a showcase mostly revolving around gameplay presentations.
Given Xbox’s growing list of internal developers and the various projects currently in the works without a release date in sight, the company needs to make a splash with gameplay deep dives to really sell all the hard work that’s been going on at its first-party studios.
Fans have already begun speculating what games could get big gameplay showcases, ranging from Ninja Theory’s Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga to Obsidian Entertainment’s RPG Avowed. We aren’t certain if this means we’ll finally get a look at gameplay for Playground’s upcoming Fable reboot too.
Xbox has a lot to show and reveal at the upcoming showcase and we hope they’ll come out guns blazing, not only to assure fans that exclusive games are doing well and coming, but also to keep its Game Pass subscriber numbers up.
The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase takes place on 12 June 2022 at 7PM SAST / 10AM PST.