Xbox Games Showcase 2023: Everything you need to know

Xbox Games Showcase 2023: Everything you need to know

The Xbox Showcase, the Microsoft conference dedicated to video games, was full of announcements! On the program: a new Xbox Series S with more storage, the Xbox Game Pass coming to GeForce Now and many big titles such as Starfield, Fable and Forza Motorsport!

What is the Xbox Games Showcase?

The Xbox Games Showcase is an annual event organised by Microsoft that focuses on showcasing and highlighting upcoming games and gaming-related announcements for the Xbox platform. It serves as a platform for Microsoft to unveil new game titles, provide updates on existing projects, and offer a glimpse into the future of gaming on Xbox consoles, including Xbox Series X|S.

During the showcase, Microsoft typically reveals new game trailers, gameplay footage, and provides insights into the development process. The event often features presentations from Microsoft executives, game developers, and industry professionals who share their insights and enthusiasm for the upcoming titles. The Xbox Games Showcase is a highly anticipated event for gamers and serves as a key moment for Xbox fans to learn about exciting new releases, upcoming features, and advancements in the Xbox gaming ecosystem.

When was the Xbox Games Showcase?

The Xbox Games Showcase was scheduled for June 11 at 10AM PT (Pacific Time), 1PM ET (Eastern Time), 5PM GMT (Greenwich Mean Time), and 7PM CET (Central European Time). These times correspond to different time zones, allowing fans from various regions to tune in and watch the showcase.

How to re-watch the Xbox Games Showcase?

You can re-watch the Xbox Game Showcase on YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook

What were the highlights from the Xbox Games Showcase?

Xbox made a powerful impact with the unveiling of the Xbox Series S, a surprise appearance by Keanu Reeves presenting Cyberpunk 2077 DLC, a lineup of new games including a Star Wars title, and an exciting 45-minute preview of Starfield, Bethesda Game Studios' upcoming release. In total, an impressive 27 titles were showcased, with half from Microsoft studios and the remaining from third-party developers, featuring 12 world premieres.

New Xbox Series S: a console with more storage

One of the significant announcements from the Xbox Games Showcase revolves around the Xbox Series S, Microsoft's budget-friendly console. Unlike its counterpart, the Xbox Series X, this version lacks a disc drive. However, a new edition is on the horizon, featuring two notable changes. Firstly, the console will be available in Carbon Black, catering to those who prefer a sleeker aesthetic. Secondly, the internal storage capacity has been upgraded from 512 GB to 1 TB, matching that of the Xbox Series X. This enhancement is particularly welcomed by Xbox Game Pass subscribers, who have access to a vast library of over a hundred games, as 512 GB tends to fill up quickly. While it is possible to expand the storage with additional SSD memory cards, their pricing details have not been disclosed.

The Xbox Series S retains its existing hardware specifications, including 10 GB of RAM, a 1440p display (instead of 4K), a refresh rate of up to 120 FPS, and support for HDR on compatible monitors and TVs. The new model will be slightly pricier than the original, with a price tag of 350 euros. However, those looking for a more budget-friendly option can still opt for the 512 GB model, which remains priced at 300 euros. The 1 TB version will be released on September 1, and pre-orders are currently available on Microsoft's website.

What games were announced at the Xbox Games Showcase?

Microsoft's conference was brimming with exciting announcements that left players thrilled. The Xbox Games Showcase kicked off with the much-anticipated reboot of Fable, a game that fans have eagerly awaited for a long time. Developed by Playground Games, this RPG dazzled viewers with a captivating cinematic featuring a delightful blend of humor, magic, and an epic battle against a colossal foe. However, no specific release date has been disclosed as of yet.


Star Wars: Outlaws

In another unexpected turn, Ubisoft unveiled a new Star Wars game called Outlaws. Set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, this original story immerses players in a galaxy where the Galactic Empire relentlessly pursues the Rebellion. Taking on the roles of Kay Vess, an outlaw, and her loyal companion Nix, players will embark on daring heists.


Arguably the biggest game shown off at this years event was Starfield. Bethesda Game Studios showed Starfield Direct, a 45 minute gameplay deep dive. This extended look at the game was encouraging for those that are eagerly waiting its release in September. 

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

Senua's Saga Hellblade II left a profound impression with its haunting and enigmatic atmosphere, as the courageous heroine continues her relentless struggle against inner demons.

Additionally, the renowned Keanu Reeves graced the stage to introduce the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 expansion, aptly named Phantom Liberty, scheduled for release on September 26th.

Other games

  • Like a dragon Infinite Wealth
  • Jusant
  • Flight Simulator 2024
  • Sea of Thieves- The Legend of Monkey Island
  • Clockwork Revolution
  • South of Midnight
  • 33 Immortals
  • PayDay 3
  • Avowed
  • Persona 3 Reload
  • Fallout 76 : Atlantic City
  • Path of the Goddess
  • Overwatch 2 Invasion
  • Still Wakes the Deep
  • Dungeons of Hinterberg
  • Cities Skylines II
  • Atlus : Metaphor ReFantazio
  • Towerborne
  • Clockwork Revolution
  • Persona 5 Tactica
  • The Elder Scrolls Online Necrom.
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