Rumour: Xbox's Phil Spencer Got 'Really Frustrated' Last Year Over Use Of CG Trailers

Before yesterday's Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 kicked off, VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb posted an interesting tweet providing insight into Phil Spencer's feelings on CG trailers, which we've seen a lot in recent years.

Apparently, at some point last year before the Xbox Showcase 2021 took place, Spencer was "really frustrated" internally about Xbox constantly showing CG trailers rather than actual gameplay:

In our opinion, Xbox's showcase in 2021 was the best in years, but we did still get CG trailers for the likes of Starfield and Redfall, and 2020 was notorious for CG trailers from Xbox such as Fable, Perfect Dark, Everwild and more.

In contrast, the 2022 version of the showcase was focused on gameplay above all else, as well as games that are coming out at some point over the next 12 months - and we think it's definitely worth commending the team for that.

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