Xbox Games Showcase: Will Microsoft Bring Back its Xbox 360 JRPGs?

It’s hard to believe, but it’s true: during the Xbox 360 era, Microsoft showcased several JRPGs developed by Japanese studios, and now rumors are swirling that the Redmond-based tech giant is planning to do something with these unveiled titles.


Xbox Era co-founder Shpeshal Nick wrote on Twitter that if what he’s heard is true, fans of Xbox 360-era JRPGs will be delighted with the Xbox Games Showcase. He didn’t give any further details (but he had accurate information about the State of Play coverage back in January, so it’s worth considering what he wrote), but don’t forget what Xbox CEO Phil Spencer has said in the past. He wants to see more games from Japanese developers on Xbox.

Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Enchanted Arms, Last Remnant, you could name a few JRPG examples. But that’s just a rumor, because Microsoft hasn’t given any more details about the Xbox Games Showcase (and presumably won’t), except that it intends to showcase several first-party titles it has developed during the broadcast. Rumors suggest that The Initiative and Crystal Dynamics’ Perfect Dark reboot will make an appearance, but we’d be interested to see Playground Games’ Fable reboot, The Coalition’s Gears 6, or id Software’s next DOOM, which we wrote about recently as a trademark has been registered in the US.

As with Starfield last year, Microsoft will double down on another yet-to-be-announced game this year. Once the Xbox Games Showcase is over, we’ll get a special look at the next installment of a popular franchise. Rumor has it that this will be Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War, as Call of Duty is not an IP that many are familiar with.

The Xbox Games Showcase will start on June 9th at 10 AM Pacific, followed by the Direct.

Source: WCCFTech

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