Xbox and Bethesda’s E3 showing looks to be one of the highlights of E3 2021 – and now we know what games to expect.
Recently, Xbox confirmed that it would be attending E3 with a joint show with Bethesda. This by itself wasn’t all too surprising, particularly because of Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Bethesda‘s parent company, ZeniMax Online Studios.
Right now, fans are daring to raise their hype levels for Xbox’s E3 showcase, despite a disappointing 2020 showing. Last year, we saw some big names and reveals, but little in the way of actual gameplay.
What’s more, the gameplay we did see, for titles like Halo Infinite, wasn’t quite the next-gen experience we were hoping for. This time around though, things are looking a lot better.
And after reading the leaks for Xbox and Bethesda’s E3 2021 games showcase, we’re ready to be hurt again.
New Xbox & Bethesda E3 2021 Announcements Leak
There are a lot of leaks flying around for E3 2021, but this Xbox and Bethesda information seems like the real deal.
Just a couple of days ago, this Xbox insider confirmed 5 new AAA games would be revealed by Xbox and Bethesda. This was exciting in itself, but now we have a better idea of what to expect from the showcase.
Of course, although not mentioned in the leaks, we’re certain to see new Halo gameplay. Microsoft’s system-seller is dropping later this year, and we recently got incredible new details about Halo Infinite on PC and Xbox!
Forza Horizon 5
In the past, we’ve heard reports that Forza Horizon 5 will release in 2021. The popular racing franchise would be a big get for next-gen consoles, not least because the titles are already known for their insane graphics and high-octane gameplay.
Rumors suggest that Forza Horizon 5 will be set in Mexico, and we can’t wait to see the country’s beautiful landscapes zoom by. According to insider Klobrille, Forza Horizon 5 is first on the reveal list, so we won’t have to wait long when it’s time for Xbox and Bethesda’s E3 2021 showcase.
Next up in the rumor mill is Wolfenstein 3, one of fans’ most heavily rumored titles. The Nazi-killing franchise is developed by MachineGames who is also currently working on Bethesda’s Indiana Jones game!
We don’t think Indy will be turning up at this year’s E3 due to the game’s recent announcement, but a Wolfenstein sequel could certainly make an appearance.
Fans also believe that Project Omen, an upcoming title by Arkane Austin, will see a reveal at E3 2021. Recently, Jez Cordon’s tweeting of a vampire emoji has gamers predicting that the upcoming vampire action game is ready to showcase.
Arkane Studios is best known for its release of Prey, which was a huge hit. Now, the idea that the studio could be working on a AAA vampire game is something to get excited about.
Avowed is a first-person fantasy RPG, set in the world of Pillars of Eternity. According to sponger on ResetEra, we’ll be finally seeing more about the upcoming title at E3 2021.
According to the insider, Avowed will release a new E3 trailer, and the “game is in great shape, almost fully on schedule”. Although we saw some footage back in last year’s showcase, Obsidian Entertainment reportedly has more to reveal this time around.
Of course, the big title on everyone’s mind is Starfield right now. Bethesda’s next major game is a space exploration RPG and it’s attracting attention like nobody’s business.
We recently found out Starfield’s release window, and we’re hoping for further news at this year’s E3 event. But even though the game may release sooner than expected, it looks like Starfield is an Xbox and PC exclusive!
It’s also likely that Microsoft will talk about the huge success of the Xbox Series X/S consoles. They may even confirm once again that the Xbox Series X/S shortage is coming to an end soon!
But we doubt they’ll talk about the PS5 outselling the Xbox consoles in a big way…
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