The week of events has arrived. A carousel of announcements in the form of a Summer Game Fest next June 8 and the long-awaited Xbox Games Showcase on June 11, so we will have a good portion of games on the screen with which to hallucinate.
Regarding the Microsoft show, the vice president of game marketing, Aaron Greenberg, has revealed in several tweets some details of what we can expect. For example, he has specified that we will not see trailers with full CGI content for the company’s first-party video games, since there will be a combination of all kinds of videos.
7 days until our first double feature. About two hours of games, games, games, games, and non-stop Starfield!
Specifically, he has noted that Xbox exclusives will show trailers that will contain “gameplay footage, engine footage, or gameplay footage with some cinematics“. A good way of saying that we will not have surprises or disappointments afterwards, since the quality of what is presented should be very close to the final product.
In addition, so that there is no doubt, each game will have a label that will detail what kind of visual content we are seeing. On the other hand, Greenberg has also specified that the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 will last approximately two hours, so we will be sitting on the sofa for a long time.
As if that were not enough, the person in charge has made it clear that the double-edged sword of the 2022 edition will not be repeated. And it is that the rule that the games shown last year would come out in the next 12 months is going to be eliminated, since it became a boomerang. Starfield or Silksong became clear examples that Microsoft could not fulfill what was promised, so they have decided to be more prudent.
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