E3 2021 is fast approaching and Microsoft’s Xbox presentation seems to be a highlight again, especially with the inclusion of Bethesda. After last year’s surprise Acquisition of the Bethesda parent company Zenimax, Microsoft’s E3 presentation will be the first opportunity to show the future of the massive RPG developer on a large (virtual) stage.
When is Microsoft’s E3 presentation?
The Xbox (and thus Bethesda) presentation begins on Sunday, June 13 at 1 p.m. ET.
Where can I watch Microsoft’s E3 show?
What will Microsoft show at E3?
It’s been a big year for Microsoft as the dust has settled from buying Bethesda and releasing its Xbox Series X / S consoles. Fans can expect an overview of games, services like Game Pass and xCloud and – hopefully – more details on exclusive next-generation products.
Here’s what we expect it to appear:
- Halo infinite: After the flagship title’s delay and exclusive release, many are hoping for news on a release date and maybe even some gameplay.
- The Elder Scrolls VI: Probably the biggest thing Bethesda fans have longed for before buying Microsoft is a crumb of information about a new one Elder Scrolls Game. The first E3 since acquiring the IP seems like a good time to tease them.
- Game Pass: Microsoft added tons of games to its à la carte subscription service, especially after adding the Bethesda library. Any big gets or day-one releases – like NBA 2K21– will likely get a shoutout, if only for simple publicity.
- Next-gen upgrades for older games: After the Delay of Halo infinite, the Xbox Series X / S was a nap in terms of exclusivity, either for the platform or the console itself. News of next-gen upgrades to Xbox One games would be a smart move for the Xbox camp. If only people could actually Get your hands on these consoles …
- Star field: Thanks to leaked gameplay, many are expecting some information about Star field. It’s Bethesda’s first new IP venture in over two decades, so no pressure.
- fable: In a now deleted tweet, fable Main animator Chris Goodall teased, “We’re doing something for E3.” You can delete your tweets, but the internet will remember.
- Explained: There have been rumors claiming and rejecting the idea that Explained will be performing at E3, but there’s enough chatter for us to speculate.
These are our thoughts so far. There are sure to be some surprises, so tune in at 1 p.m. ET to see what other revelations the Xbox E3 showcase could bring.