At E3 2021 event, both Xbox and Bethesda held their first joint showcase, much to the gaming community’s delight, with over 30 fabulous games unveiled. Yes, it is all happening at the E3 2021 event, where there was a bucket load of announcements that will hold gamers enchanted.
At E3 2021, games such as Starfield, Contraband, and The Outer Worlds 2 were revealed, and the Xbox and Bethesda E3 showcase also confirmed exciting updates, including Microsoft Flight Simulator coming to Xbox Series X and S, and much more.
E3 2021 showcase event all the highlights.
Xbox’s much-anticipated E3 showcase held on Sunday night was a blockbuster event. For the first time, Xbox and Bethesda (Microsoft now owns the company behind hit franchises including Doom and Fallout) shared the stage.
As a result, there were a lot of game announcements jammed into the event’s 90-minute runtime, and there’s plenty to talk about. From Bethesda franchise “Starfield” to “Halo Infinite,” here’s a rundown of the biggest announcements from the show.
The highly-anticipated “Halo Infinite” will hit store shelves during the holiday season later this year and will include a free multiplayer mode.
Xbox opened its E3 showcase with Bethesda’s “Starfield,” a brand new role-playing space odyssey game. The trailer for Starfield doesn’t reveal much, but do know that the game is “an epic — about hope, our shared humanity, and answering our greatest mystery.” Starfield is coming exclusively to Xbox Series X and Windows PC on Nov. 11, 2022. The game will also be available for Xbox Game Pass.
We had a fair bit of idea that Microsoft will reveal more information on Halo Infinite at E3 2021. And the company did showcase what to expect from the highly-anticipated sci-fi shooter through a new trailer. While Microsoft didn’t reveal too many details about the game, but it did confirm the release date and a free-to-play multiplayer mode. In addition, the company confirmed the Xbox exclusive “Halo Infinite” will arrive during the holiday season.
Redfall is a new Xbox exclusive game developed by Arkane’s studio in Austin, Texas. Slated to launch in 2022, a new co-op vampire-slaying game has a Stranger Things-Esque retro vibe. So who can play it solo or cooperatively? Redfall will be an Xbox exclusive for the Series X/S, as well as PC. And yes, the game will be on Xbox Game Pass from day one.
Forza Horizon 5
During its E3 showcase, Microsoft finally revealed Forza Horizon 5. This big-ticket racing game will be set in Mexico and will be released on November 9. The open-world racer is coming to Game Pass on day one.
EA and DICE officially unveiled Battlefield 2042 last week. But during Xbox’s E3 showcase, that revealed the first gameplay trailer. Although not an Xbox exclusive, Battlefield 2042 will be released on October 22.
Xbox Mini Fridge
Yes, it;’s true. An Xbox Series X-shaped mini fridge will hit retail shelves this holiday season. It all started as a meme on the internet, but Microsoft made the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge a reality. As you can see in the reveal trailer, the fridge has the Xbox logo in a corner on the outside and is green on the inside. Powered by “Xbox Velocity Cooling Architecture,” the fridge will be able to hold about 10 cans of chosen beverage cold. The retail price, however, is still unknown.
The psychological thriller Twelve Minutes, which has been in development for seven years, will land on August 19, 2021.
Sea of Thieves
Captain Jack Sparrow, the famous pirate, portrayed by Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean films, is coming to Rare’s Sea of Thieves. As part of Sea of Thieves’ next big update, a free Pirates-themed expansion for the game will launch on June 22.
The well-received indie game will come to Xbox Game Pass on August 13.
The Outer Worlds 2
During its E3 showcase, Microsoft gave us a brief glimpse in its announcement trailer of The Outer Worlds 2. Sequel to The Outer Worlds, The Outer Worlds 2 will come to Xbox Series X and Windows PC.
The Bottom line
One of E3 2021’s biggest events was the joint showcase with Xbox and Bethesda. The event featured all-new information, announcements, and trailers for Starfield, STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl, Back 4 Blood, Battlefield 2042, Psychonauts 2, Fallout 76, Halo Infinite, Diablo 2: Resurrected, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Forza.
If you want to see all the titles coming to the subscription service, check out our round-up of upcoming Xbox Games Pass games.