Xbox has a big presence at Gamescom 2023 this week with a massive booth and multiple live streams, and it sounds like this is the kind of thing we're going to be seeing regularly - at least according to a hint from Xbox's Phil Spencer.
Speaking to IGN, Spencer admitted that Xbox has typically talked about games on an "annual" basis over the past couple of years, but because the upcoming portfolio is so strong, that's been starting to change.
In 2023 alone, we've already seen a Developer Direct, multiple ID@Xbox shows, the Xbox Games Showcase and Showcase Extended events, a Starfield Direct, and of course all the streams taking place at Gamescom this week.
Here's a bit of what Spencer teased in regards to future showcase plans:
"What I can say is we're going to have more beats to talk about more of what we do because the content lineup is so strong."
"... you're going to see more regular times to talk about our games because the portfolio is deep enough that we can support that."
Now, it's worth pointing out that we're not talking about Xbox first-party titles exclusively here — these events often include third-party content after all — but there is still a lot in the pipeline for Xbox Game Studios as things stand.
For example, Xbox's teams are working on the likes of Forza Motorsport, Fable, Avowed, Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2, The Outer Worlds 2, Clockwork Revolution, South of Midnight, State of Decay 3, Perfect Dark and many more... and that's without even mentioning anything that the teams at Bethesda and Activision Blizzard have in store for us!
Bring it on, Phil - we're always excited for more Xbox showcases!