The Game Awards 2022 definitely ended up feeling a little disappointing from an Xbox perspective last week. Sure, we saw plenty of games announced for the platform, but none of them came from Xbox Game Studios.
Since then, Windows Central has published a report about Xbox's lack of first-party games at the show, revealing that according to "tentative and unverifiable" rumours, there's potential for an Xbox event in the first quarter of 2023.
"I've heard some tentative, and unverifiable rumors recently that Microsoft may be exploring some kind of event for Q1, possibly in the vein of its X0 events of the pre-pandemic age.
The most recent X0 was back in 2019, which offered a decent look at upcoming games while revealing some unannounced ones, such as Grounded. For the sake of Xbox fans, I hope this particular rumor turns out to be true."
As Windows Central states here, there's no guarantee this rumour will be true - hence the "tentative and unverifiable" mention - but nevertheless it still gives us hope that Microsoft might have something planned for early next year.
Xbox's Aaron Greenberg took to Twitter after The Game Awards last week to reassure fans that "you will not have to wait too long for what’s next from us", so fingers crossed we'll be getting some announcements in the very near future.
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