Xbox Confirms 'No Movie Trailers' During Showcase, Clarifies First Party Plans

We're full speed ahead towards the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 right now here at Pure Xbox HQ, as we gear up for the big day on June 11th. We've already shared some of our predictions for the big show, and now Microsoft has shed some light on what to expect from the event.

The company hasn't talked specifics, of course, but it has revealed certain format plans for the show. Via Xbox's Aaron Greenberg, we now know that Xbox Game Studios won't be showing any "full CG" trailers during the showcase.

"None of our first party games in the show are full CG trailers. Everything is either in-game footage, in-engine footage, or in-game footage with some cinematics. Each of our trailers will be labeled so it is hopefully clear for our fans."

Replying to various fan questions on Twitter, Greenberg then went on to talk about other aspects of the event. Notably, the exec clarified that the showcase won't feature any kind of movie/TV show trailers - it's focusing on the games.

"Can confirm there will be no movie trailers in our games show."

Of course, the quotes still hint that we'll probably still see plenty of 'cinematic' footage, but the team seems to be making a big effort to avoid any full-CG reveals this year - at least from a first-party standpoint.

This is music to our ears - we're very much on board for seeing more real gameplay at the showcase, and we commend Microsoft's commitment to showing that off. We're starting to get real excited about what we might see in action this coming Sunday!

Are you glad to see Greenberg clarify this? Let us know what trailer you're keen to see down below.