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Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct to be Roughly 2 Hours Long

Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct to be Roughly 2 Hours Long - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 June 2023 / 6,322 Views

Microsoft's GM of Xbox games marketing Aaron Greenberg via Twitter has revealed the Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct will be "roughly two hours" in length.

"7 days until our first ever double feature," said Greenberg. "Roughly two hours of non stop games, games, games, games, and Starfield!"

Greenberg responding to fans revealed games at the showcase from first-party Xbox developers will either have in-game footage, in-engine footage, or in-game footage with some cinematics. There won't be any full CG trailers from first-party Xbox studios and each of the trailers will be labeled.

"None of our first party games in the show are full CG trailers," he said. "Everything is either in-game footage, in-engine footage, or in-game footage with some cinematics. Each of our trailers will be labeled so it is hopefully clear for our fans."

Unlike at the 2022 Xbox showcase, there won't be a focus on games coming out in the next 12 months this year. There also won't be any movie or TV show trailers.

When asked if there would be a focus on gaming coming out in the next 12 months he simply replied, "no."

"Can confirm there will be no movie or TV show trailers in our games show," Greenberg added.

The main Xbox Games Showcase will be livestreamed on June 11 at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET / 6:00 pm BST and immediately after the show the Starfield Direct will air featuring a deep-dive into the upcoming game from Bethesda Game Studios. The showcase and Direct will be livestreamed on YouTubeTwitchTwitch ASL, and Facebook

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012 and taking over the hardware estimates in 2017. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel. You can contact the author on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Imaginedvl (on 04 June 2023)

My body is ready... Will probably be the first thing to let me stop playing Diablo 4 for more than few hours between sleeps in days :D

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Pemalite (on 04 June 2023)

I feel that Xbox's credibility is sitting on Starfield currently, they need a heavy successful exclusive hitter that will shift hardware.

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VAMatt Pemalite (on 04 June 2023)

They need something to drive game pass subscriptions.

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EpicRandy Pemalite (on 05 June 2023)

MS definitely need to show gameplay and release date for many of the 2020 reveals which went silent for too long so that Starfield does not stand alone. At the very least We know Stalker 2 (3rd party exclusive 3 months I think) and Forza are 2023. With a little bit of luck Hellblade 2 could also be late 2023, other than that there's Fable, State of Decay 3, Avowed, Everwild, Perfect Dark, and that Bethesda Indiana Jones titles which we heard next to nothing in 3 years.

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Azzanation (on 04 June 2023)

2 hours? Sounds like a day off work and some popcorn

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TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 05 June 2023)

I have a feeling this could finally be it, after all the "wait till next year" Hoping to see hellblade 2, avowed, ES6 (unlikely lol), wolfenstein 3, and kojima's xbox game would be a nice surprise

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twintail (on 05 June 2023)

excited for the show. Hopefully, and should be, better than the last 2 years. 2 hours is meaty!

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Leynos (on 05 June 2023)

Not going to praise them for not having CG. That should be the standard. Gameplay should always be the standard.

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VAMatt Leynos (on 05 June 2023)

It certainly should be the standard, but it isn't.

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Shatts (on 04 June 2023)

Looks like Microsoft is learning the recipe for a good showcase from Nintendo. With the focus being in-game footage and not full CG trailers. Heck they're even calling it a "Direct" now. I am a little worried that it's 2 hours long, which is a little bit too much imo. Hopefully it's not a lot of talking and dragged gameplay. Also glad they aren't planning on doing the "games coming within the next 12 month" bs cuz we all know how that went last time.

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Manlytears (on 04 June 2023)

My, i can see they realy are jumping the gun on PS failed pres.
A good move, hope Xbox can deliver, they need a good show.

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Mar1217 (on 05 June 2023)

Huh huh, I'll be more excited to see if those PR words spoke will actually end up being true, but nonetheless, it seems we can expect a good show from them.
2 hours though ? Wonder how the pacing of the presentation will be. Also it's weird to see them not wanting to commit themselves for announcement of games coming only in the next 12 months ....

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 05 June 2023)

Their last stand...

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gtotheunit91 LivncA_Dis3 (on 05 June 2023)

How? Xbox division is making over ten billion a year.

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VersusEvil gtotheunit91 (on 05 June 2023)

Yeah but think of how much money Xbox would be making if they closed Xbox.

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smroadkill15 LivncA_Dis3 (on 05 June 2023)

To show the world...

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ClassicGamingWizzz (on 05 June 2023)

He is happy now but pray for his and phill soul if this game have a bad launch

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