A lot has been expected from Xbox ever since its purchase by Microsoft a few years ago. Though they have put out a few titles, they are still holding back the biggest ones. Hopefully, we'll see something from them in the upcoming Xbox and Bethesda showcase. Here's what we know so far.
LATEST - Xbox Announce a Second Show
It appears that Xbox wasn't content with just one Xbox and Bethesda showcase in June as they have announced a second live show for June 14th, just two days after their show scheduled for June 12th.
The show will share some "new trailers" alongside deeper looks into some of the announcements and titles showcased at the June 12th event. The event is set to last for around 90 minutes and will start at 6 pm BST
Obsidian Teases Xbox Showcase Appearance.
When it comes to upcoming games from Xbox studios, Obsidian Entertainment is amongst the top of the list with their upcoming games in The Outer Worlds 2 and the Fantasy RPG Avowed.
Design Director Josh Sawyer made a cryptic note while quote retweeting the official Xbox announcement, coyly hinting that Obsidian will have some presence at the show. While it's unsure which title Obsidian will be showing, Avowed still has a scheduled date for 2022 so it's a likely contender to show up.
We still have not received official details on the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase airtime. That being said, last year's show went for just under an hour and a half. It seems likely this year will follow suit.
We'll update you right here as soon as we know the details.
Starfield and Redfall Delayed
Just before the event, Starfield and Redfall have both been delayed to the first half of 2023. This makes sense as it probably wouldn't go down well to announce it there.
This may leave some room for gameplay of the both and maybe even the return of Avowed. We'll update you here if any more information comes in.
Xbox and Bethesda Showcase date and time
The Xbox and Bethesda showcase is due to finally start on June 12th, just over a month away. They haven't revealed what they will show here but Bethesda have a couple of interesting team under their label and we know they will be about upcoming titles. They have made a particular focus on Game Pass saying:
"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."
If you want to watch it as soon as it goes live, the Xbox and Bethesda showcase will happen at the following times:
- 10 a.m. PT
- 1 pm ET
- 6 pm BST
How to watch the Xbox and Bethesda showcase
There is a multitude of ways you can watch the showcase. They are:
If you're looking to watch it alongside a community, Twitch and YouTube are generally your best bet. YouTube chat tends to be a little more full so if you want your words seen by others, you should probably try Twitch. With some custom emotes, this can be a fun way to watch it.
TikTok is a bit of a more inconsistent choice for the stream as the "For You" page could potentially send it anywhere. If you're looking for something a little more hectic, this is a great choice.
Needless to say, you will see the full stream and highlights on all these platforms after the show. We will update you right here with the latest information as it comes in.