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‘No confirmed runtime’ for the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, says Microsoft
But Xbox says its summer showcases “typically” contain 90 minutes of content
Microsoft has said it’s still finalising the runtime for its Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase planned for June.
The E3-style event was announced last week and is set to take place on Sunday, June 12 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST, with news on “titles coming from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and our partners around the world”.
It’s not been officially confirmed how long the event will last. However, as noted by Twitter sleuth @IdleSloth84, when the calendar invite for the showcase is added from Xbox’s official site, it brings up a meeting lasting 90 minutes.
Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg later replied to the observation and claimed that the final runtime for the showcase was yet to be finalised.
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“We don’t have a final show run time yet,” he wrote. “But yes typically we end up close to that 90 mins mark. Will keep folks posted as we get closer!”
According to Microsoft’s announcement, the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will include “everything you need to know about the diverse lineup of games coming soon to the Xbox ecosystem, including upcoming releases to Game Pass on Xbox and PC.”
Microsoft held its previous E3-style showcase alongside newly-acquired Bethesda in June 2021.
While E3 2022 has been cancelled, The Game Awards founder Geoff Keighley has confirmed his digital event Summer Game Fest will take place as planned this year, likely in June.
Starfield appeared during last year’s Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, marking the first time it had been shown since its announcement in 2018.
Game director Todd Howard said in November that Bethesda could be expected to offer the next major Starfield reveal this summer ahead of the game’s late 2022 release.
Other first-party games that could be shown at June’s Xbox showcase include Ninja Theory’s Hellblade 2, Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds 2 and Avowed, Rare’s Everwild, The Initiative’s Perfect Dark, Arkane’s Redfall, Undead Labs’ State of Decay 3 and Turn 10’s Forza Motorsport 8.