There will be no E3 this year, but Microsoft and Bethesda’s own event promises to be a huge attraction.
As we’ve known for a while, E3 2022 will be cancelled, but Microsoft and Bethesda will hold their own summer show. As it’s officially known, the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will take place on Sunday, 12 June. In case you missed it and found this pairing odd, Microsoft acquired the gaming giant in 2020.
The showcase will feature titles from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda and other Microsoft partners. The event kicks off on 12 June at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.
“The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will include everything you need to know about the diverse lineup of games coming soon to the Xbox ecosystem, including upcoming releases to Game Pass on Xbox and PC,” Microsoft said in a statement.
Microsoft didn’t provide specifics on the games that will be showcased at the event, but Starfield is a sure thing – it will be released on 11 November 2022 and could be one of the biggest games of this year. Microsoft may also have new Fable and Forza Motorsport games in the pipeline, which could also be unveiled. As for Bethesda, the launch could bring more news on Redfall and MachineGames’ Indiana Jones games.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer touted the event by saying that he’s having fun visiting studios and reviewing demos, announcements and scripts for the show. “I feel like a fan who has sneaked behind the stage watching the show get created,” he said.
Whatever we see, the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will be broadcast in more than 30 languages and will be available to stream in multiple locations.
ESA cancelled E3 2022 earlier this year but is expected to return to LA in 2023. Geoff Keighley’s annual Summer Game Fest will return this year, although no details on the show’s specifics are yet available. Gamescom is also expected to return this year in person. The complete programme of this summer’s video game conventions is not yet known, but we’ll keep you updated with details.
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— Xbox (@Xbox) April 28, 2022
Getting ready for events, spending time with studios reviewing demos/announces/scripts is one of the most fun parts of this job. I feel like a fan who has sneaked behind stage watching the show get created. I can't wait for 6/12 to show the amazing work of so many talented teams. https://t.co/9wRcxwlaYo
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 28, 2022