Let's watch the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase for E3 2021


One of the biggest streams of E3, no doubt

After all of those studio acquisitions, Xbox is primed for a special E3 2021. The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase starts at 10:00 a.m. Pacific, and it should be one to remember.

You can also catch the Xbox E3 2021 stream on Twitch, Twitter, and Facebook.

Even in the tamest years, Xbox’s E3 streams have encapsulated a wide range of games across genres, platforms, and team sizes — there’s always been something to latch onto, even when the first-party exclusives have fallen into the same old routines. Now, Xbox has a treasure trove of IPs and studios to tap into. Big, flashy, needle-moving games aren’t made overnight, but we should finally start to see some cool stuff here.

Microsoft says the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will last 90 minutes and detail “games coming to Xbox this holiday, upcoming releases on Xbox Game Pass, and more.”

I’m not one-hundred percent sure what to expect, and that’s exciting. Even relatively known quantities like Halo Infinite and Psychonauts 2 should put on a good show. Once we start thinking about Game Pass blowouts, full reveals of CG-trailer-teased games (please show more of Perfect Dark and/or Fable!), and other what-ifs — especially on the Bethesda side — I feel like this hour-and-a-half presser is going to fly by.

Am I setting my expectations too high? Eh, probably. But that’s half the fun of E3.