Aaron Greenberg the head of Xbox Games Marketing has announced that the Xbox & Bethesda games showcase will be held on June 13th 10:00 a.m. PT. This 90 min event will be focused on titles from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and multiple developer partners around the globe. This is the biggest event of E3 2021 and I am here to share five predictions for this years showcase. Xbox has been flexing it’s amazing services and hardware capabilities and now its time to focus on what really matters…the games!
Starfield Exclusive Confirmation
It’s been the talk of the town for a while now, and I think we will receive clarification on if Starfield will be a platform exclusive. Microsoft acquired Bethesda for $7.5 billion dollars which is a huge chunk of change and gamers are wondering what will become of Bethesda latest IP Starfield. It’s the most ambitious game that no one has seen I think its time to address the elephant in the room on Starfield’s fate and Bethesdas future catalog such as Elder Scrolls 6.
Halo Infinite Gameplay and Release Date
It’s about high time we see some new Halo gameplay. This game was originally suppose to launch aside the Xbox Series X|S back in November but was delayed due to fan backlash and other numerous reasons. This game is too big to fail and I am certain that we will receive gameplay and release date. I think they made the right call to delay this title but if their biggest IP does not pull through it could spell trouble for the franchise.
Avowed Gameplay and Trailer
This is one of my most anticipated games from the talented studio that brought us, Fallout New Vegas and The Outer Worlds. I am a tremendous western RPG fan and even though we only caught a small glimpse of what the game looks like I’m eager to see more from this accomplished team.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II Gameplay
We were graced with a killer trailer back in 2019 and haven’t heard much since. A lot has fallen silent on this title and I’m curious to see what team over at Ninja Theory has been working on. The story continues in the frozen thundra of Iceland so we cross on fingers for more news soon.
Fable Trailer and Release Window
It has been a long time coming since we have had a new installment in the franchise. We we saw a teaser trailer back in 2020 and I have been begging to see more. Playground games, known for their work with the Forza franchise, will be taking the reigns from Lionhead Studios which went under back in 2016. Fable is the first Xbox franchise I fell in love with and I am happy to see the the company has not forgotten about franchise. I would love to have a full blown trailer for fan to dissect and hopefully a release window.
You’ll be able to watch the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase in the links below on Sunday, June 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT.
Christian is a film critic and founder of the Film Optix Podcast. He is a member of the Music City Film Critics’ Association. You can find him on Twitter @Musiccitynerd