CNN: “There might not have been a proper E3 this year, but sitting in the Novo Theater in Los Angeles earlier this month as big cheers erupted for two hours’ worth of big game reveals and deep dives, the spirit of gaming’s biggest annual convention was alive and well. The Xbox Games Showcase 2023 was a statement for the Seattle games maker, one that felt especially vital at a time when the brand is facing criticism for a dearth of quality first-party titles; the kind that Sony has with The Last of Us, or Nintendo’s new Zelda game that’s currently dominating the lives of anyone with a Switch.
Following Microsoft’s big summer gaming event, I had the chance to sit down with Sarah Bond, Head of Xbox Creator experience and one of the key leaders bringing the green brand into the future. Here’s everything I learned, including the big Xbox launches to expect this year, new updates on Game Pass, the company’s push toward diversifying gaming and, yes, how the brand plans to bounce back from its rockier moments in 2023.”
2023 broke video game industry records, both in the quantity and quality of acclaimed, financially successful games. NPR staff and contributors bring you their favorites.
"We have a service that is financially viable, meaning it makes money, in Game Pass," said Spencer.