We're rather excited for the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase here at Pure Xbox, but other than the big one, we don't know too much about other publisher showcases. Well, Geoff Keighley — who has announced his own Summer Game Fest show — has shed some light on why things may seem a bit quieter this year.
The Game Awards host says that due to negative reactions to some of last year's showcases, some third party publishers will be relying more on platform holder events in 2022. These comments come from a recent Twitter Spaces session, transcribed by VGC.
There were a lot of shows last year where everyone was disappointed when they weren’t really press conferences, right? Like Take-Two, Capcom, Square Enix and things like that,
I think [they] have learned that if you’re going to do a press conference, you kind of need to have 30 minutes-plus of stuff, and sometimes they only have one or two great games to show, which may not be enough to do a full event around.
So I think that’s going to be a bit of a shift. I have a pretty good sense of what’s coming in the next month, and I think people will be hyped about games in general.
To be honest, this is music to our ears. While we all love a bit of showcase hype, some events can drag if there's not enough content to show. This move could also make the big first party showcases even more jam-packed, which is alright by us.
The two biggest showcases announced so far, are the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase and the Summer Game Fest. If Geoff's comments ring true, we're expecting a lot of third party content to show up at the two showcases next month.
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