Fans of Xbox and Bethesda games will not want to miss the upcoming Xbox Games Showcase 2023 and Starfield Direct. These two events aim to offer gamers a glimpse of the new titles coming to Xbox, PC and Game Pass, as well as a deep dive into Starfield, Bethesda’s first new universe in 25 years. Here is everything one needs to know about how to watch these events and what to expect from them.

When is the Xbox Games Showcase 2023/Starfield Direct?

The Xbox Games Showcase 2023 and Starfield Direct are scheduled to take place on Sunday, 11 June 2023 starting at 10 a.m. PT, 1 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. BST, 8 p.m. SAST and 3 a.m. AEST. The Starfield Direct will begin immediately following the Xbox Games Showcase.

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How to watch Xbox Games Showcase 2023 and Starfield Direct?

Gamers can watch the Xbox Games Showcase 2023 and Starfield Direct on various platforms, including YouTube, Twitch and Facebook. For the really enthused, it is also possible to add the events to a device calendar or sign up for email reminders on the official Xbox website. Alternatively, join the FanFest Virtual watch party for a more interactive experience, or simply tune into one of the links below:

What to expect from the shows?

The Xbox Games Showcase 2023 is the best way to learn more about the new games from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, leading creators, and other partners from around the globe, which are coming to Xbox, PC and Game Pass. There will probably be a few surprises and first-looks of some of the most anticipated titles, such as Forza Motorsport, Perfect Dark, Fable, Everwild, Avowed and more (fingers crossed). There may also be updates on existing games like Halo Infinite and Psychonauts 2.

The Starfield Direct is a special livestream dedicated to Starfield, Bethesda’s sci-fi RPG, slated for release from 6 September 2023. Gamers can expect new gameplay, developer interviews, and behind-the-scenes insider information on this ambitious project that has been in development for over a decade. It is possible more information about the lore, the factions, the planets and the systems that make up this expansive new universe could be revealed

Will watching the these shows be worth it?

The Xbox Games Showcase 2023 and Starfield Direct are arguably two of the biggest gaming events of the year – slotting in during a time that would normally be E3. They will showcase some of the most exciting games coming to Xbox, PC and Game Pass in the near future and will also demonstrate how Microsoft and Bethesda are working together to deliver amazing experiences for gamers of all kinds.

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