Some fans expressed frustration following the event, which featured major reveals from rival platform holder Sony in the form of Final Fantasy 16, Death Stranding 2, and Forspoken, but nothing significant from Microsoft.
Seemingly responding to the reaction, Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg tweeted to reassure fans that 2023 would be “incredibly exciting” for the platform and that fans wouldn’t have to wait long for news.
“We have a lot planned to show and share about an incredibly exciting year ahead for 2023,” he wrote. “Appreciate folks are eager to learn and see more. Timing is always key, but don’t worry you will not have to wait too long for what’s next from us.”
However, inevitably much of the company’s focus will currently be on the battle to complete its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
On Thursday the US regulator said it was attempting to block the $68.7 billion deal because it believed it would enable Microsoft to “suppress competitors” to its Xbox consoles and its subscription content and cloud gaming business.
Microsoft has said it’s ready to present its case in court after the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) launched a lawsuit to block its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.