While Xbox’s Summer Game Show is still presumably a few months away, there is a lot of discussion to be had on what will be there. This “E3” should be the one where Xbox pulls the cork and shows what numerous teams are working on.
Starfield? Redfall? Avowed? Forza Motorsport? Fable? Hellblade II? Contraband? Halo Infinite DLC? So many games could be shown. What are your expectations?
I wonder if we’ll get a new look at Everwild. Game seems like a trainwreck at this point given all the troubles and complete rebooting of it. It’s at minimum a few years out though so I think Microsoft is going to focus on more immediate titles this summer.
CA Monster Hunter Game
Live service new content
Sea of thieves
I have no idea what to think about third parties. I think Hellblade and Everwild are no shows. I’d like to see some kind of Japanese partnership for a new game. They are at the point where they have so many things in development I can’t keep track of what’s been announced and what has the possibility of showing up.
I think there is a chance, however small it may be, of seeing ff14 announced for xbox at this “e3”
Their planned server expansion for North America is expected to hit in August of this year, so if there was any time to announce it for xbox, this would be the time. Hoping it does so y’all can join me on this wonderful game
I don’t expect a gameplay trailer or anything this year but I wouldn’t mind seeing an update on Everwild during an extended showcase such as concept art or a developer interview of what they are planning to do for the game.
My preference is one major 2 hour showcase every June. They have QuakeCon, BlizzCon, etc. as well as Gamescom, those Twitch Indie showcases, Tokyo Game Show, Paris Games Week (if it still exists), The Game Awards and if it returns, X0??. Microsoft has a small 45 minute or so showcase in early February yearly starting in 2023 and I don’t see why they need their own showcases unless it’s a 20 minute deep dive for a game.
2 hours is perfect. Most games will be 2-3 minutes at best. Indie montage could be like 10 games in 5 minutes. 30 second trailers. Starfield will be 20-30 minutes (im leaning towards 30) and close the showcase where Todd Howard says, “we hope you have enjoyed what you’ve seen and we’ll see you on November 11th”. I mean, it writes itself.
Also, Microsoft needs to make it clear that Bethesda (and eventually Activision) IS Xbox and that Microsoft is the parent company funding and running it all. In order to get people to tune in and watch their showcases, they need the more popular and bigger games (like COD eventually and BGS games) to drive people to watching the showcase. If you separate them, you end up getting those who’ll watch the one or two major games they want to see and ignore the rest which in my eyes, is not what they should be doing. Combine everything in one awesome 2 hour yearly showcase and done.