Update: If the information provided by Nick wasn’t enough, we just had huge speculation from Jeff Grub. Just recently, in his tweet, Jeff stated that while EA Play might not be confirmed to happen, he’s “hearing at least one major company is planning an event for that traditional E3 June timeframe.” This secret company in his tweet could very well be Microsoft, especially when all these rumours are buzzing around. Still, it’s not a confirmation, and it could also be Nintendo that’s planning an event. So all we can do is wait around for more details to come out, as Jeff said, “more next week.”
Game Mess forecast: While EA, so far, is not planning an EA Play, I'm hearing at least one major company is planning an event for that traditional E3 June timeframe. More next week.
— Jeff Grubb (@JeffGrubb) March 11, 2022
Microsoft has been achieving one thing after the other. First, they started buying other gaming studios, like Activism and Bethesda. Then just recently, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Studio achieved the highest ever Metacritic score in a single calendar year. One thing that they lack in the gaming industry is having their own game showcase without relying on E3 completely, however.
Fans have been wanting Microsoft to host their own game Showcase for years now, and it would not be too far fetched to say that Microsoft might decide to do it soon. On the matter, we might have just gotten the green light on the supposed commencement date of the upcoming showcase from Microsoft, as suggested by the accredited industry insider, Shpeshal Nick.
In a comment under the post titled The Future of Xbox Events. What Should it Be? on the forum of Xboxera, Nick said, “The current plan from what I was told was a show for May and one for September.” According to Nick, Xbox will be hosting two of these showcases in a single calendar year, and so it would be interesting to see what they might be pumping out, especially with how everything is taking place.
However, there was something that we found weird, which even Nick himself seemed puzzled about, and that is the release of the first showcase in May 2022. Meaning Xbox will be hosting the showcase in just two months, and that’s a bit hard to digest.
But, with Sall the speculations, it seems likely that Xbox will be having a solid showcase if Nick is indeed correct. Nick was recently in hot waters for some recent leaks and inaccurate information. The most famous one being him predicting that the Sony State of Play event, which he said was going to be big, turning out to be only 20 minutes long. So, this information from Shpeshal Nick should be taken with a grain of salt.
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