Microsoft’s big E3 event to showcase upcoming Xbox and Bethesda games kicks off Sunday, June 13 at 1:00 p.m. ET. It will be a 90 minute show.
“The show will focus on games from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda and many of our partners’ game makers around the world,” Aaron Greenberg, general manager of Xbox games marketing, said in a blog post.
Microsoft completed the massive acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, in March, so this event will be the first opportunity to see what cooked the two companies together. The acquisition doesn’t mean that all Bethesda games are now exclusive to Xbox – the upcoming ones Deathloop, of Arkane Studios, owned by Bethesda, debuts on PS5 and PC – but Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has already said that “some new titles in the future” will only come to Xbox and the company’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service.
There are many potential titles that could be seen at the June showcase. We could take our next look Halo infinite after his rough display last July and the subsequent delay to this year. (It will launch in the fall.) Psychonauts 2 seems temptingly close to being released, especially after one recent update video posted by developer Double Fine, so maybe we’ll get some news about the long-in-the-work sequel. Microsoft has announced upcoming new titles in the Fable and Forza Motorsport series last year, so we might hear more about those games and other titles revealed at last summer’s Xbox showcase. And from Bethesda, fingers crossed, we’ll finally learn more about it Starfield and the new Indiana Jones game.