To compensate for their shortcomings, rumors suggest XBOX Showcase might come in early 2023.
Several insiders are reporting that Xbox is planning on hosting a conference in Early 2023, with one report even claiming that a “Pentiment-level” game from Tango Gameworks is planned to be shown.
Devs hinting on the upcoming showcase early next year
Over the past few weeks, Xbox has received some backlash for its lack of games at The Game Awards, something that Xbox’s Aaron Greenberg eventually commented on in a tweet, saying, “We have a lot planned to show and share about an incredibly exciting year ahead for 2023. Appreciate folks are eager to learn and see more.” It seems that we won’t have to wait too long to see what Xbox has up its sleeve, however.
XBOX boasts 5 games that are GOTY-material in a tweet below — one of which takes setting of a comedic Rick-and-Morty FPS and currently placed high in the game leaderboards.
Around the 40-minute mark, Grubb makes reference to the rumors of an Xbox showcase 2023, saying, “So that early event everyone keeps hinting at for early next year, I don’t know exactly what everyone has been saying about it. But I have heard about it too, and I will say that one of the games that will be in there. Should be a Pentiment-level game from a first-party studio”.
Grubb then went on to clarify that the “Pentiment-level” game isn’t from Obsidian, with it later being clarified to be coming from Tango GameWorks, the developers behind The Evil Within. By “Pentiment-level”, Grubb seems to mean a smaller-tier game away from the studio’s main projects.
Although the Xbox showcase 2023 is just a rumor right now, Grubb backing it by saying that it’s likely to happen. He has a good track record for rumors, especially when it comes to showcases and events.