Microsoft announced what its not-E3 events will look like. On June 11, 2023, we’ll get to see both the Xbox Games Showcase and the promised Starfield Direct. This will be a worldwide presentation that will appear at 10am PT/1pm ET/7pm CET. People will be able to tune in on Microsoft’s Twitch and YouTube channels, and FanFest will return.
As usual, the Xbox Games Showcase will be focused on new Xbox and PC first and third party games. We could see This could mean a chance to see Forza Motorsport, Age of Empires IV, The Elder Scrolls VI, and Ara: History Untold again. We don’t know how long it will last. This means we don’t know exactly when the following Starfield Direct will begin. However, that will show more gameplay and what to expect from the September 2023 release.
People will also get to see more about the games and announcements on June 13, 2023. The main presentation will be followed by a Xbox Games Showcase Extended. That will also appear at 10am PT/1pm ET/7pm CET. It will be a longer showcase with more focused looks at titles and developer interviews.
As for FanFest, Microsoft specifically cited in-person events in Los Angeles in the US, Melbourne in Australia, Mexico City in Mexico, São Paulo in Brazil, and Warsaw in Poland. People will need to register to win a chance to attend, however. People who register also get a 20% off Xbox Gear Shop code and can see virtual events.
Starfield will appear on the Xbox and PC on September 6, 2023. But first, we’ll see the Xbox Games Showcase and Starfield Direct on at 10am PT/1pm ET/7pm CET on June 11, 2023.