Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase Will Kick Off the E3 Live Event

Published 05/27/2021, 10:40 AM EDT


Microsoft recently acquired ZeniMax Media, the owner of Bethesda. The deal cost the multinational technology company a whopping $7.5 billion. A recent announcement from Xbox via Twitter unveiled the first event that these two gaming tycoons will collaborate on.

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E3 is a gaming showcase that features the latest games from the biggest developers. This year, the event has been renamed the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. The 90-minute event will kick off on Sunday, June 13th at 1 PM ET. According to Aaron Greenberg, the General Manager of Xbox, “The show will be focused on games from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and many game creators from our partners around the world.” 

Despite the recent acquisition of ZeniMax Media by Microsoft, players on other platforms will still be able to enjoy future Bethesda titles. For instance, Deathloop, Bethesda’s upcoming title, will release exclusively on the PC and PlayStation 5.

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However, this is not to say that Xbox is getting the short end of the stick in this deal. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer has already explained that “some new titles in the future” will only come exclusively to Xbox and the company’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service.

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What to expect from the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase

As of now, you can catch the event live on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, and even Facebook. Fans will be expecting to hear more news on the upcoming title of the beloved Xbox exclusive franchise, Halo. Halo Infinite is set to release sometime in 2021. The developers, 343 Industries, have updated fans with the weapons, sandbox, and other items; however, we are yet to see how the game actually plays.

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SEGA will also be in attendance at E3. We can expect to hear more from them regarding the release of their new “Sonic the Hedgehog” game. In addition to this, fans can watch the Nintendo Direct, Microsoft media briefings, and other companies like Gearbox and Koch Media.

Following E3, gaming fans have a lot to look forward to next month. Showcases like the Summer Game Fest and Ubisoft Forward will be held in June.

Are you excited about the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Aaron Dias is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently, he is a student at Xaviers College and is heavily invested in eSports. His interest in eSports began when he was young, with titles like FIFA, WWE, and Grand Theft Auto.

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