Xbox responded to its low turnout at The Game Awards last Thursday, where it opted not to make major game announcements at the event.
Some fans expressed his frustration after 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 backlash, Xbox head of marketing 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 any news.
“We have a lot planned to show and share about an incredibly exciting year for 2023,” wrote. “I appreciate that people are eager to learn and see more. Timing is always key, but don’t worry, you won’t have to wait too long to find out what’s next.”
I’d love to understand the thought process of not having to show anything at one of this years’ biggest gaming events. You could say Xbox at least was consistent in 2022, ending the year with another disappointment.
— Klobrille (@klobrille) December 9, 2022
We have a lot planned to show and share about an incredibly exciting year ahead for 2023. 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. 🙏🏻💚 https://t.co/d1dca2i2Nt
— Aaron Greenberg 🙅🏼♂️💚U (@aarongreenberg) December 9, 2022
Xbox has first-party games slated for next year in the form of Redfall, Starfield, and Stalker 2.
Inevitably, however, much of the company’s focus will currently be on the battle to complete its proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.