E3 2021 Xbox and Bethesda Showcase | Roundup of Every Announcement

E3 2021 Xbox and Bethesda Showcase | Roundup

Perhaps the biggest conference of E3 2021 is the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase. With PlayStation on the sidelines this year, Xbox has a chance to have a big showing. Further, this is the first E3 since the Bethesda-Microsoft merger, so there’s a lot of potential for big announcements. If you can’t watch the live stream, or just want a recap, our E3 2021 Xbox and Bethesda Showcase roundup will have live coverage of every announcement.

How to Watch the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase at E3 2021

The Xbox and Bethesda Showcase will take place live on June 13, 2021 at 10 AM PT. If you’d like to watch live or want to re-watch it, you can do so in the video below.

If you missed out on the conference, we have a full Xbox and Bethesda roundup below. We will be updating this article in real-time as new announcements come in.

E3 2021 Xbox and Bethesda Showcase Roundup

Below you will find a full roundup of every announcement made in the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase at E3 2021. This page will be updated in real-time as the announcements are made. Here’s to a great show!

Starfield Release Date Announced

After getting leaked a few minutes before the showcase went life, Bethesda has announced that Starfield will release on November 11, 2022. In addition to the release date, Bethesda also gave us our first in-game trailer.

Starfield will be released as an Xbox exclusive and will available on Game Pass Day One. We’ve got some more Starfield details for you here.

Stalker 2 Release Date Announced

Stalker 2 Release Date

Bethesda has confirmed that Stalker 2 will be released as an Xbox and PC timed-exclusive, before making its way to other platforms. Further, the game has been pushed from the 2021 release window and is now set to release sometime on April 22, 2022. It will also be on Game Pass on Day One.

New Back 4 Blood Trailer

Back 4 Blood is set to release on October 12, 2021 and during the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, we got a look at an all-new trailer.

Contraband Announced

Contraband, a new IP from Avalance Studios, developers of Just Cause was officially announced during the showcase. The game is set in the 1970s in a location known as Bayan. Not much else is known about the new game at this time.

Sea of Thieves A Pirates Life

Sea of Thieves a Pirates Life

Despite being a few years old, the Sea Of Thieves IP is still going strong and is getting a free update. The A Pirates Life update will release for free to all players that own the game on June 22, 2021, and will feature Disney’s Jack Sparrow. You can catch a full breakdown of the update and the trailer right here.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon Game Pass

Yakuza Like a Dragon Game Pass

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is headed to Game Pass and is available for free to all subscribers today!

New Battlefield 2042 Gameplay

After getting announced during the Summer Games Fest, we got our first look at gameplay for Battlefield 2042.

Twelve Minutes Release Date Announced

Twelve Minutes Release Date

The highly anticipated time-loop game Twelve Minutes has been given an official release date of August 9, 2021. It will also be available on Day One on Game Pass.

PsychoNauts 2 Release Date Announced

PsychoNauts 2 is set to release on August 25, 2021 and will be available Day One on Xbox Game Pass.

Fallout 76 Steel Reign Update and The Pitt

Fallout 76 Steel Reign

New content is headed to Fallout 76 on July 7, 2021 in the form of the Steel Reign update. It will be available for free to all users, and the game is currently available on Game Pass.

Further, in 2022 we will be getting the Expeditions: The Pitt update.

Party Animals Announced

We all know that animals have more fun than humans, and you can bring that experience to life in the all-new Party Animals, which is set to release in 2022. Of course, it’ll also set to release on Game Pass on Day One.

Doom Eternal Xbox Game Pass

Doom Eternal is headed to Xbox Game Pass on June 29, 2021. Further, it will also be getting a next-gen update the same day.

Oh, and Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout 3, Fallout Tactics, The Evil Within 2, Rage, Dishonored, and Arx Fatalis are also heading to Game Pas..

Hades Xbox Release Date

Hades Release Date

Hades is headed to the Xbox Series X on August 13, 2021, and will be on Game Pass the same day.

Somerville Announced

Xbox has announced a new IP titled Somerville, which is set to release in 2022. Not much is known about the game at the time of writing, but it will be headed to Game Pass on Day One. The game is being developed by the co-founder of Playdead.

Halo Infinite Multiplayer Free-to-Play

Halo Infinite Multiplayer

Xbox has announced that the Halo Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play at launch and will run at 120 FPS. Of course, it will also be available on Game Pass on Day One.

We also go a fresh look at some Halo Infinite gameplay, which can be seen above.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Release Date

Diablo 2 Resurrected Release Date

The Diablo 2: Resurrected release date has been announced for September 3, 2021.

New A Plague’s Tale: Requiem Trailer

A Plague’s Tale: Requiem has been announced and is set for release in 2022. Xbox has given us a fresh look at it in a brand-new trailer.

New Far Cry 6 Trailer

The new Far Cry 6 trailer showed off an array of new weapons that protagonist Dani Rojas can use to liberate Yara. From a tank equipped with a flamethrower to a chicken, players can command to attack enemy grunts, there’s plenty of ways to play Far Cry 6. We will upload the trailer shorty.

Slime Rancher 2 Announced

Slime Rancher 2 Announced

A sequel to the popular farming game, Slime Rancher has been announced. Slime Rancher 2 is set to release in 2022 and will be an Xbox Exclusive. It will be on Game Pass Day One.

Shredders Release Date

Shredders will be headed to Xbox Game Pass and now has an official release date of December 21, 2021.

Atomic Heart Game Pass

Atomic Heart is headed to Game Pass on Day One, and we were given a fresh look at the game.

Replaced Announced

Replaced Game

Xbox has announced a new IP, Replacedand it’s set to release in 2022. Not much else is known about the game, but it will be an Xbox exclusive.

Grounded Shroom and Doom Update

Grounded Shroom and Doom Update

Obsidian has announced new Grounded content in the form of the Shroom and Doom update. It will finally allow players to sit and will bring achievements to the game, along with a big, scary new spider. Here’s a full rundown of the Shroom and Doom update.

Among Us Update

Among Us will be getting 15 player lobbies on June 15 and it will be coming to Game Pass soon.

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes Announced

Eiyuden Chronicle Hundred Heroes

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has been delayed until 2023. However, a spinoff Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising is set to release in October 2022.

The Ascent Release Date

The Ascent Release Date

The Ascent release date has been announced for July 29, 2021. It will also be coming to Game Pass on Day One.

Age of Empire IV Release Date

Age of Empires Release Date

The Age of Empire IV release date has been set for October 21, 2021.

The Outer Worlds 2 Announced

The Outer Worlds 2

Obsidian has officially confirmed that it is working on The Outer Worlds 2, a sequel to its popular 2019 hit. We weren’t given a release date or a look at the game, but we do know that it’ll be on Game Pass Day One and will be for next-gen only.

Flight Sim Xbox Series X Release Date

Microsoft’s Flight Simulator is heading to the Xbox Series X on July 27, 2021. We also got a beautiful new look at the game in 4K, showcasing the power of Xbox’s next-gen hardware.

Forza Horizon 5 Announced and Release Date

Forza Horizon 5 Release Date

Forza Horizon 5 has officially been announced by Playground Games and it’s set to release on November 9, 2021.

The game will take players to Mexico and will explore its most diverse, open-world to date. A long bit of the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase was dedicated to Horizon 5.

Redfall Announced

Redfall is a brand-new IP from Bethesda that will be released as an Xbox exclusive in 2022. To close out the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, we got a detailed look at the new vampire game and a long trailer that introduced us to the game’s story and characters.


If you missed Friday’s events, there were some major announcements. Be sure to check out our Ubisoft Forward roundup to check out the trailer for Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora. What did you think of the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase? Be sure to let us know on Twitter.

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