Xbox’s E3 2021 event has officially started. On Sunday, June 13, at 10:30 am US Standard Time (IST)/Pacific Time (Pacific Time), Xbox Game Studios (now including Bethesda) will showcase the upcoming Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC games. Xbox game marketing general manager Aaron Greenberg said that the 90-minute show will also feature games from “many game creators from our global partners”. To be sure, Halo Infinite will be unveiled during Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, but what can we expect from this event?
Games from last year’s Xbox events may show their progress, including simulated racing “Forza Motorsport 8”, “Forza Horizon” developer Playground Games’ fable restart, open world sequel STALKER 2, and open world zombie sequel State of Decay 3, the new IP Everwild of all Sea of Thieves developer Rare, Double Fine’s platform game sequel Psychonauts 2, Obsidian Entertainment’s first-person RPG Avowed and Remedy’s first-person shooter CrossfireX. We can also take a look at “Legend of Senua: Sword of Hell II” by Ninja Theory.
As for Bethesda’s expectations, it is still unclear. We know that “The Elder Scrolls 6” will be released soon, but it is too early to expect anything. There is also a sci-fi RPG Starfield, which has now been confirmed to be exclusive to Xbox. It was made public at E3 three years ago. This is Bethesda’s first new IP in 25 years, but since the announcement, we have hardly heard any precious news. Is it possible for us to know something about the new Indiana Jones game that was announced earlier this year and Wolfenstein 3, which is said to be in development?
Bethesda did launch two games in 2021-Deathloop and Ghostwire: Tokyo-but they are both exclusive to PlayStation 5, because these deals were made before Microsoft acquired Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax Media. We will see more of these two games at the 2021 E3 conference, but they are likely to be part of Sony’s display, rather than Microsoft’s display.
Xbox E3 events will be available online at twitch.tv/xbox, youtube.com/xbox, twitter.com/xbox and facebook.com/xbox.
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