The Xbox Games Showcase 2023 is getting closer and gamers are dying to see some of the upcoming exclusives that will arrive in the coming months. With the event approaching, some fans of the brand remembered that Avalanche Studios is working on an exclusive for the Xbox ecosystem: Contraband.
The title was revealed at E3 2021 with a brief trailer that left more questions than answers. So many gamers expect to see it at the upcoming event; however, a source hinted that it will be one of the big absentees at the show. This is because it supposedly suffered an internal delay and will take longer to arrive.
Contraband will take longer than expected to debut.
There has been talk of a delay of Contraband since last year, as reliable sources assured that the game was scheduled for 2022, but that in the end it would not be possible. As such, many gamers expect to see at least a new trailer for the game sometime this year.
However, the news might take longer than expected to arrive. Insider Colteastwood recently claimed that the game suffered an internal delay, so it's best not to expect information about it anytime soon.
On the podcast GameOnDaily (via GamingBolt), the insider claimed that Avalanche Studios needs a whole year more to work on their project. Because of this, many doubt their appearance at the Xbox Games Showcase, but there are also gamers hoping that the studio will give at least a brief update on the project.
Now, it is important to clarify that the information comes from an unofficial source, so we recommend you to take the report as a simple rumor. Hopefully, we won't have to wait another year to know or enjoy Contraband.
According to several sources, the gameplay of the title will be based on vehicular combat and heist planning. Avalanche Studios has not confirmed these mechanics, as it has not yet revealed gameplay of its project.