The Xbox + Bethesda Showcase airs this afternoon, and you can catch all the news from it right here with us.
It kicks off at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK, you can watch it on Twitch if you want, but we’ve embedded the YouTube stream below.
What is expected today, no one knows except Microsoft and Bethesda.
Bethesda will likely show more of starfieldwhich was originally slated for a November release before being pushed to 2023.
The studio can also show more of redfall, Arkane Austin’s vampire-themed open-world co-op FPS. It was originally scheduled for release this year, but wasn’t due to be released until 2023.
We’ll probably hear what’s next for both Fallout 76 and Zenimax Online Studios The Elder Scrolls Online† Speaking of Zenimax Online Studios, there’s a rumor going around that a Mandalorian MMO is in the works. If true, maybe it will be revealed during the show.
id Software recently posted a Senior UI Programmer job posting to work on an unannounced video game project, so an announcement could happen – but only if far enough in development, we think.
Wolfenstein studio MachineGames recently commented that it was “excited” for today’s show, so maybe we’ll hear more about the Indiana Jones game it develops.
With GhostWire: Tokyo out, can we hear what’s next for Tango Gameworks? The studio is currently working on something new, according to studio founder Shinji Mikami, who told Famitsu earlier this year that the game is “the opposite of horror.” The game may be too early in development for an announcement, but at least we know the studio isn’t resting on its laurels.
Then Bethesda’s Roundhouse Studios team, made up of former Prey developers Human Head, could announce something. What the team is working on is not yet known at the moment, but a renewed trademark application for spy team used to be recently submitted by Bethesda† Originally submitted in 2015 and revamped again in 2020, the game could be the online team-based PvPvE third-person shooter based on a major comics license Human Head worked on before being acquired by Bethesda.
And finally, with Bethesda “putting the finishing touches on Starfield,” it’s possible, and we say it firmly, that we could hear something about The Elder Scrolls 6† You can dream, right? Announced four years ago at E3 2018, studio boss Todd Howard said he couldn’t expect the next Elder Scrolls game until the sci-fi game is ready. Still, The Elder Scrolls 6 is still in early development, so appearing on the show would be a wildcard and sadly won’t be discussed – by us at least.
As far as Microsoft is concerned, all kinds of updates and announcements can be made during the showcase.
Rumbling online says the next fable and Perfect Dark no-shows will be, but that we could hear something from Obsidian’s side.
The studio is currently a very busy bee, what with working on confess† groundedand a sequel to The outer worlds† Obsidian designer Josh Sawyer seems to be pointing something out at least from the studio. Maybe it’s the rumored RPG penance would be called Pentient and that it will be an “indie style” game.
So what else?
We Happy Few developer Compulsion Games has a new IP in development rumored to go by the name Project midnight currently. Then there are rumors of a Banjo-Kazooie announcement of species coming; we can use it Forza Horizon 5 DLC; Microsoft could drop a firm October release date for HR Giger-inspired horror game contempt† and A44 could announce a 2022 release date for: Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn†
There are also current games such as Halo Infinite† Sea of Thieves† Minecraft† Microsoft Flight Simulatorand Age of Empires 4 Microsoft could talk about, and maybe even something inXile and Double fine are currently working on. Maybe even something on Rare’s everwild†
And what about the next next game from the coalition and news about State of decay 3† Could be. You never know.
Turn 10 has forza 8 in development, which is said to be a true next-gen experience and a reinvention of the series. The studio is sure to show more of the game, especially since the playtest registration opened in April.
And finally, Ninja Theory could share a release date for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 – or at least give us another look.
We’re just thinking out loud about all this, so you’ll have to tune in to the show to find out for yourself.
Microsoft and Bethesda could save some announcements for the expanded showcase that airs on Tuesday, June 14. The follow-up presentation, which lasts 90 minutes, just like last year, will feature new trailers and an in-depth look at some of the new announcements.