Microsoft and Bethesda’s E3 2021 showcase is live, and we have finally got a sneak peek into some of its upcoming games and console exclusives. Additionally, there are tons of games coming to Xbox Game Pass, so a hectic schedule is waiting ahead for the fans.
Here are all the live updates from the conference; refresh the page for live updates every second.
Bethesda Reveals Starfield
We have a slight change of plans as Todd Howard replaces Phil Spencer, and the conference kicks off with the trailer of Starfield. It’s a new RPG title from Bethesda and is described as “an epic about hope, our shared humanity, and answering our greatest mystery.”
Supporting our earlier updates, Starfield will be exclusive to Xbox consoles, and it will be released on November 11, 2022.
Next up, we have the official gameplay trailer of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, and to be honest, the visual improvements are something to look out for. The game looks stunning, and with the additional horsepower of Xbox Series X, we are sure it would be a delight.
In the second installment, we have the Russians back in action, however, surrounded by creepy zombies in a much distraught state. The struggle is real, and surviving in such an environment will take more than just combat skills.
Microsoft E3 2021: Back 4 Blood Gameplay Trailer Unveiled
In third place, we have Back 4 Blood. Again an action game set in the post-apocalyptic zombie period, and the gameplay feels a lot similar to that of Left 4 Dead.
According to the trailer, the game will feature a new enticing ‘human vs. zombie mode,’ where one player will control the army of the dead, where the opposition will fight them off.
Back 4 Blood will be released on October 12, 2021.
Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life with Captain Jack Sparrow Revealed
Next up, we have the fan-favorite Sea of Thieves, and it’s getting a new update, ‘Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life.’ As it seems, the game will collaborate with Disney, and a new adventure awaits with none other than Captain Jack Sparrow.
Players will walk in the steps of a pirate, and as the title suggests, players will have a huge new adventure awaiting them. The visuals look stunning, and we hope to get more info on the content in the upcoming days.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon and 10 new Bethesda Games Live on Xbox Game Pass
Yakuza: Like a Dragon, one of the most loved titles in SEGA’s famous Yakuza series, is finally coming to Xbox Game Pass. As per the conference, the game is, in fact, live at the time you’re reading the article, so head over to Xbox Game Pass and download the tile in your system if you haven’t already.
More is coming to Xbox Game Pass, as Pete Hines of Bethesda reveals that a total of 10 new games will be added. We have Doom Eternal that will come to Xbox Game Pass, and it will be optimized for Xbox Series X and S (60fps with ray-tracing).
Xbox Series X will receive a performance mode that will allow the game to crank up to 120 frames per second. Additionally, we have Fallout 76’s new content, ‘Fallout 76 Expedition the Pitt.’
Battlefield 2042 Online Gameplay Trailer Looks Super Fun
Finally, the game we have been waiting for, we have a detailed look into the next entry in the Battlefield series. Well, to be accurate, we have the multiplayer gameplay video of Battlefield 2042, and it seems a total of 128 players will walk the ground to prove their supremacy and emerge victoriously.
To entice even further, players will fight through deadly sandstorms, tornadoes in the heart of the city amidst tall skyscrapers, and other chaotic events. The gameplay looks menacing yet extremely fun, and we can’t wait to have our hands on it.
Microsoft’s conference isn’t complete without Halo, and we finally have a deeper look into Halo Infinite. The visuals look pretty good, and honestly, it is a step up from its earlier showcase, so that’s a positive sign.
Another good news is that multiplayer is going to be free, and there are no strings attached. Players will take the role of Master Chief, and in the gameplay video, we see Chief exploring an exploded ship looking for Cortana, his only partner, for the last 20 years.
Searching for Cortana, he ends up running into a different AI that agrees to be his new companion. Have a look at the video for more info. Halo Infinite will be released later in 2021.
A Plague Tale: Requiem Teaser Revealed:
Next, we have the sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence, and it looks pretty promising. The sequel is titled ‘A Plague Tale: Requiem’, and a short teaser was shared at the conference, which doesn’t give away too many details, but we hope to see more in the upcoming days.
Forza Horizon 5: New Forza Installment Unveiled
One of the biggest reveals of the conference is none other than the fifth installment in the Forza Horizon series. Forza Horizon 5 looks absolutely stunning, and the trailer goes to show the level of detailing incorporated in the game.
The open fields, rocks, water detail with raindrops dripping, the vastness of the playing area are legit praiseworthy. Forza Horizon 5 is set in Mexico, and the dynamic weather adds the cherry on top. Racing amid thunderstorms, erupting volcanoes, and sandstorms is what we need from the new game.
Mike Brown discusses the power of the next-gen Xbox consoles that allows them to capture every last detail of the environment (e.g., even the individual needles of the cactuses), thereby allowing the scene to appear like that in real life. Check out the full video for more information.
Arkane Studios Announces New Title, ‘Redfall’
We finally have Xbox’s Phil Spencer closing the event with the surprise reveal of a brand new original game from Arkane Studios, the same studio responsible for the Dishonored series.
The new title is called ‘Redfall,’ and it is an open-world shooter featuring both single and multiplayer modes. The gameplay looks more or less similar to that of the Dishonored series. The characters have special powers as they fight against VAMPIRES, who seem to have quite the control over the locals.
Redfall will come out in 2022, and it’s an Xbox exclusive.
With this, we have come to the end of the presentation, and what an amazing night we have had so far. Tune in tomorrow for more E3 action.