We've spent the last few hours just trying to gather our thoughts on the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 livestream, and it's been no easy feat let us tell you! The teams at Xbox showcased a little bit of everything during the event (and a whole lot of Starfield) - reassuring fans that this is a first party lineup not to be trifled with.

And, to be quite honest, that's been our biggest takeaway from the showcase so far. Xbox is building such a varied set of games within both its internal studios and from third-party partnerships that we can't imagine anyone looking at this lineup and not finding something they love the look of.

We might as well get the big one out of the way to start with; one game that lots of people are loving the look of is, of course, Bethesda's Starfield. We got an absolutely huge deep dive during the show - one of the biggest pre-release gameplay showings we can remember at an event like this. We're absolutely tripping over Starfield content, and the team at Bethesda Game Studios seems to have done a fantastic job at polishing the game up since last year's gameplay demo.

On the off chance that at least something from Starfield doesn't tickle your fancy, you're well covered by the rest of the first-party lineup no doubt. We got brand-new looks at the previously-announced Hellblade 2, Avowed, Forza Motorsport and Fable - covering a huge swathe of genres and styles, and all on their way to Xbox Series X|S & Game Pass in the near future.

Did we mention that a couple of Xbox's other studios showed up with brand-new reveals as well? Yep, South of Midnight and Clockwork Revolution from Compulsion Games and inXile Entertainment were huge highlights here. Clockwork Revolution in particular seems to be impressing Xbox fans with its Steampunk aesthetic and ambitious first person mechanics from a relatively small team at inXile.

Third-party Game Pass reveals - those were present also. We've taken a particular liking to Kunitsu-Gami: Path of the Goddess from Capcom because, well, Capcom doesn't miss these days does it? Still Wakes The Deep looked lovely too - right up our alley & coming from the team behind the atmospheric Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs and the emotionally moving duo of Dear Esther and Everybody's Gone to the Rapture.

If we're to have one eenie weenie tiny complaint, it's that 2023 isn't looking particularly packed, especially when it comes to Xbox first party. Admittedly, both September's Starfield and October's Forza Motorsport will be absolutely massive games to last us the rest of the generation most likely, but we'd have loved to see something like Hellblade 2 squeeze into 2023 - as mentioned in our predictions ahead of show. Having said that, we'd rather Ninja Theory unleash its epic-looking Hellblade sequel when it's good and ready.

Xbox has to deliver on quality as well as quantity & variety, but we're set up for an amazing few years on Xbox if the quality comes - and the quality will come from these teams we have no doubt. After a Sony show where fans started to question the company's direction, Microsoft delivered an all-encompassing showcase that again proved why Xbox is a place for everyone to enjoy games across loads of different genres.

What Xbox games appealed to you during the big 2023 showcase? Let us know your top picks!