We have told you everything there is to know about E3 in Los Angeles but we cannot help but offer you the speculations, rumors and forecasts on one of the most anticipated shows of the fair, obviously we refer to the joint Xbox conference and Bethesda, scheduled Sunday 13 June at 19:00 Italian time.
Microsoft has traditionally (almost) always opened the dance of the big E3 conferences but this year the role of forerunner belongs to Ubisoft with a show scheduled for Saturday 12 June at 21:00. But we are not here to talk about this (to find out more here is the E3 2021 conference calendar with date and time) but to understand what can we expect from the Microsoft + Bethesda conference, an event that will see the presence of games from both companies, now united under the same wing after the shock acquisition announced in September last year.
E3 2021 Xbox Rumor
Let’s start from Xbox where one of the few certainties is the presence of Halo Infinite, according to rumors 343 will show the multiplayer sector of the game while there will be no space for the campaign and for technical insights. For the rest, the presence of also seems certain Forza Horizon 5 (rumors set in Mexico) while projects like Rare’s Everwild, Obsidian’s Avowed and Playground Games’ Fable are not expected to attend the show. And what about Senua’s Saga Hellblade 2? The first game announced for Xbox Series X has completely disappeared from the radar and we hope there will be a way to see it again in just over ten days.
A bombshell rumor (but not very credible at the moment) reports the possible presentation of the new game by Hideo Kojima exclusively for Xbox and there may also be room for Project Dragon, mysterious title by IO Interactive (authors of Hitman) obviously based on dragons but apparently very different from the always regretted Scalebound of PlatinumGames.
Bethesda games all’E3 2021
Speaking of Bethesda there is only one name that echoes on everyone’s lips: Starfield. According to insiders and journalists, the time is finally ripe to present one of the most anticipated games of recent years, presumably arriving between the end of 2021 and the first half of 2022. Arkane should also be present with Project Omen, a new vampire-based IP and there is also talk of the possible reveal of Wolfenstein III by MachineGames, team also working on the Indiana Jones game which, however, seems to be still in the very early stages of development and therefore not yet ready for a presentation.
In all likelihood, there will be no The Elder Scrolls VI (we know, you too are hoping intensely) while it is not clear if Ghostwire Tokyo and Deathloop will appear on the Xbox stage, two titles arriving later this year exclusively on PlayStation consoles and on PC, but not available on Xbox. Also to add is the news about Zenimax’s renewal of The Evil Within brand … a move that precedes the announcement of the third installment of Shinji Mikami’s horror series?
We just have to wait for the Xbox + Bethesda conference at E3 2021 to find out what the news will be arriving on the Microsoft front for the next few months.