Did you miss the Xbox/Bethesda E3 2021 showcase? Worry not – we’ve got a round-up of everything that was announced right here.
Usually, Xbox and Bethesda hold their own individual conference at E3. But now, since Microsoft has bought Bethesda, it makes sense for the companies to combine into one, super-mega show.
As we’re writing this introduction, we’re not sure what will be announced, but we expect some updates on games we already know about along with a few surprises. Will we be blown away? We’ll soon find out. Read on to see a run-down of everything that’s been announced at the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase.
- A trailer for Starfield shown! It’s set for release on Xbox Series X/S and PC on 11th November, 2022. It will launch straight into Game Pass. Read more here.
- Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl up next. Coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC. It will feature 4K and ray tracing. Gameplay looks fantastic – a mix of horror, exploration and exhilarating first-person combat. It’s set for release on 28th April 2022. It will launch into Game Pass. Read more here.
- Back 4 Blood now. New trailer shown. It’s launching straight into Game Pass on October 12th.
- New open world co-op game by Avalanche announced. Contraband is an Xbox exclusive and it’ll launch into Game Pass.
- Sea of Thieves is up next, featuring none other than Captain Jack Sparrow. Yep, the popular pirate seafaring adventure is getting a crossover with Pirates of the Caribbean. It’s called Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life, and it’s coming to the game, for free, on 22nd June. There’ll be a whole new story, complete with new enemies, characters, and of course, ghost ships.
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon is now available on Game Pass. Play the entire Yakuza saga!
- Pre-alpha gameplay shown for Battlefield 2042. It features huge 128-player battles, and it has wingsuits. Cool.
- 12 Minutes up next. It’s coming 19th August, and it’s launching straight into Game Pass.
- New Psychonauts 2 trailer with gameplay. It’s coming 25th August, and of course, it’s launching into Game Pass. Read more here.
- 10 more Bethesda titles are now on Game Pass.
- Doom Eternal is getting a next-gen upgrade on 29th June, and it’ll have a 120fps mode.
- Fallout 76 Steel Reign is coming 7th July, free to anyone who owns the game. A new expansion, Fallout 76 Expeditions: The Pitt, is coming in 2022.
- The fun looking Party Animals is going to be a console launch exclusive. It’s coming 2022 and will launch into Game Pass.
- Hades, the much-loved roguelike, is coming to Xbox consoles on 13th August. And, what a surprise, it’ll be coming to Game Pass.
- We got a first look at Jumpship’s Somerville, a cool-looking sci-fi adventure. It’s an Xbox console launch exclusive. It’s coming 2022 and will launch into Game Pass.
- Halo Infinite’s multiplayer will be free-to-play and will support 120fps. Another story trailer shown. Looks a lot nicer now. It will launch this holiday.
- Diablo 2 Resurrected up next. It’s launching 23rd September this year. It won’t launch into Game Pass.
- A Plague Tale: Requiem announced. It’s coming next year, and it’ll launch into Game Pass. Read more here.
- Far Cry 6 trailer with gameplay recorded at 4K60. Looks as crazy as ever.
- Slime Rancher 2 is a console launch exclusive. It’s launching next year and will be available via Game Pass on day one.
- Shredders is a snowboarding game coming December 2021. It’s launching into Game Pass.
- New trailer for Atomic Heart. It’s launching into Game Pass.
- Replaced was announced, a cool-looking side-scrolling adventure filled with gruesome violence. It’s a console launch exclusive coming in 2022, and it’ll be in Game Pass on day one.
- We got an update for Grounded, with new content coming to the game this summer – including achievements.
- Among Us is coming to Xbox soon, and it’ll be on Game Pass.
- RPG adventures Eiyuden Chronicle Rising coming 2022 and Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes coming 2023. They’ll both be launching into Game Pass.
- We got a look at The Ascent, a top-down multiplayer twin-stick shooter. It’s coming to Game Pass on 29th July.
- Age of Empires IV was up next, coming to Windows 10 on 28th October. It’ll be on Game Pass on PC on day one.
- The Outer Worlds 2 announced, and it’s an Xbox console exclusive. It’ll launch into Game Pass, too. Read more here.
- Flight Simulator is making its way to Xbox Series X/S. It’ll be available on 27th July. It’s getting a free expansion later this year, too.
- Forza Horizon 5 announced, and it’s set in Mexico. It’s launching 9th November on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC. The largest and most diverse world ever in a Forza Horizon game. Ray tracing in Forza Vista. Has a new campaign mode in which you explore Mexico and find places to expand the festival. World is full of wonderful art, and scenery. Will include The Eliminator. Visually, it looks amazing. The new Forza Link system makes it easier to play together. Read more here.
- Redfall is a new original game from Arkane. It’s an Xbox exclusive, and you can play it alone or with friends. It’s coming summer 2022, and it features vampires. Read more here.
Watch the whole presentation in the video below:
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