Xbox Fans Are Still Hoping For A 'Showcase' Event Later This Month

Update 2: It's official! This event has now been announced, with more details elsewhere on Pure Xbox:

Update: We've got more details to share! Windows Central is now reporting that an Xbox event is expected to take place on January 25th at 12pm PT / 3pm ET / 8pm GMT, hosted by both Xbox and Bethesda.

The show is supposedly called a "Developer_Direct", featuring deep dives for the likes of Redfall, Forza Motorsport, Minecraft Legends and more. It's said to be an "intimate" look at certain games, rather than a huge E3-style showcase.

As for Starfield, the game might actually be skipping the show for a "bigger marketing beat later on".

We'll let you know when we get more confirmation on all of this, hopefully in the next few days.

Original story: Back in mid-December, we shared a rumour that Xbox might be planning some kind of event for early 2023, and that rumour continues to gain traction amongst Xbox fans, although nobody seems 100% confident on the details yet.

At the time, the rumour came from Windows Central's Jez Corden, who stated that he'd heard some "tentative, and unverifiable" rumours that Xbox might have an event in store for the first quarter of 2023.

In the past week, Corden has suggested that Xbox fans "shouldn't be waiting too long" for some kind of news about this, but he's warned that "showcase" might be too strong of a word, and it might be more like a Nintendo Direct show.

Although Corden has never stated that this event is expected to take place in January, there's a lot of hope amongst the Xbox community that we might hear something very soon about an event taking place later this month.

Ultimately, there's still a lot of speculation involved here, but it sounds to us like Xbox could be gearing up for some kind of mini-show - hopefully with some release dates to share for the likes of Starfield, Forza Motorsport and potentially even GoldenEye 007. That's just an educated guess on our part... we're really hoping we're right!

Do you think we'll see an Xbox event in January? Let us know down in the comments below.