Xbox Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase: Everything Revealed At The Event (VIDEO)

Xbox Bethesda E3 2021

Ever since the big Xbox Bethesda acquisition, fans have been expecting the two to integrate in more ways than one and the two have only begun to do so over the short time it became official. With E3 2021 in full swing, the new duo have predictably arranged a joint showcase featuring games from under the two distinct brands. Unveiling over two dozen announcements at the big event, here are all the big reveals from the Xbox Bethesda showcase, as per an official recap from Microsoft.



“Starfield is the first new universe in 25 years from Bethesda Game Studios, the award-winning creators of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. In this next generation role-playing game set amongst the stars, create any character you want and explore with unparalleled freedom as you embark on an epic journey to answer humanity’s greatest mystery.”



S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2

“The award-winning PC franchise loved by millions of players is making a true next-gen console debut with S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. Experience a unique blend of first-person shooter, immersive sim and horror. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is a unique, dangerous and ever-changing environment. It promises a lot — the artifacts of unbelievable value can be yours if you dare to claim them. The price you may pay, on the other hand, is no less than your own life. One of the biggest open worlds to date, filled with radiation, mutants and anomalies, is yours to explore. All the choices across the way not only define your own epic story, but influence the future itself. Be mindful about what you see, do and plan, as you will have to find your way through the Zone or be forever lost to it. Experience the thrills on day one with Xbox Game Pass.”


Back 4 Blood

“Back 4 Blood is a thrilling cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. Experience the intense 4 player co-op narrative campaign, competitive multiplayer as human or Ridden, and frenetic gameplay that keeps you in the action. Coming on day one with Xbox Game Pass on PC, cloud, and console.”



“From Avalanche Studios, the creators of Just Cause, Contraband is a co-op smuggler’s paradise set in the fictional world of 1970s Bayan. Coming day one with Xbox Game Pass!”


Sea of Thieves – A Pirate’s Life

“The Season Three update launches later this month, and with it comes Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life – an epic original story that brings Captain Jack Sparrow and his crew sailing in from beyond the horizon to spark new adventures spanning five narrative-driven Tall Tales. For more details, read our full Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life blog post.”


Yakuza: Like A Dragon

“Available today with Xbox Game Pass on PC, cloud and Console! Become Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.”


Battlefield 2042

“A groundbreaking first-person shooter set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox. The game drops players into a near-future, all-out-war experience that includes the franchise’s hallmark, game-changing destruction. Featuring matches on maps optimized for 64 players on Xbox One, then up to 128 players on Xbox Series X|S, this unprecedented scale adds a new dimension to multiplayer battles. Battlefield 2042 also ups the action with the inclusion of real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat. All new weapons, vehicles and gadgets give players the freedom to be strategic and create jaw-dropping, only-in-Battlefield moments.”


Twelve Minutes

“A romantic evening takes a wrong turn when a police detective breaks into your home, accuses your wife of murder, and knocks you unconscious. In a heartbeat, you are immediately returned to the start of the evening before it all happens again and again. A real-time, interactive thriller, where you will need to use the knowledge of what’s about to happen, to change the outcome and break the twelve-minutes loop. Coming day one with Xbox Game Pass, including PC, cloud, and console.”


Psychonauts 2

“Today, via video trailer shown during the broadcast, we announced that Psychonauts 2 will launch on August 25, 2021! Razputin Aquato, trained acrobat and powerful young psychic, has realized his lifelong dream of joining the international psychic espionage organization known as the Psychonauts! But these psychic super spies are in trouble. Their leader hasn’t been the same since he was kidnapped, and what’s worse, there’s a mole hiding in their headquarters. Raz must use his powers to stop the mole before they execute their secret plan—to bring the murderous psychic villain, Maligula, back from the dead. Play Psychonauts 2 on day one with Xbox Game Pass!”


Fallout 76

“It’s never a dull moment in Appalachia. Whether you’ve just emerged from the Vault or been settling the area since launch, Fallout 76 has a ton of exciting content coming to a wasteland near you. There’s an all-new Steel Reign questline, an upcoming Free Week and sales, plus the reveal of Expeditions: The Pitt.”


The Elder Scrolls Online

“The Elder Scrolls Online: Console Enhanced arrives on June 15 and will be a free base-game update for all ESO owners. Taking full advantage of the native power of the Xbox X|S, Console Enhanced gives you the option to run the game at full 4K or 60FPS. It also includes improvements to draw distance, textures, reflections, shadows, load times and more. ESO has never looked or played better on console.”


DOOM Eternal

“DOOM Eternal’s next gen update arrives for Xbox Series X|S and on June 29. This free update optimizes DOOM Eternal for next-gen machines, offering improved visuals, increased performance and support for raytracing, or 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, or an optional 120 FPS mode.”


Party Animals

“Fight with or against your friends in Party Animals! Choose your character from a diverse cast of adorable animals as you battle it out across multiple game modes to be the last one left standing in the ultimate competitive brawler. Paw up, grab a plunger, and get ready to party like an animal. Play day one with Xbox Game Pass.”



“Recipient of more than 50 Game of the Year awards! In this rogue-like dungeon crawler, you’ll wield the powers and mythic weapons of Olympus to break free from the clutches of the god of the dead himself, while growing stronger and unraveling more of the story with each unique escape attempt.”




“In the wake of catastrophe you must find the means to make your family whole again. Somerville is a Sci-Fi adventure grounded in the intimate repercussions of large scale conflict. Immerse yourself in a hand-crafted narrative experience set across a vivid rural landscape. Navigate your way through the perilous terrain ahead of you to unravel the mysteries of Earth’s visitors. Play day one with Xbox Game Pass.”


Halo Infinite

“During the show, 343 Industries shared a world premiere of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer gameplay. Halo’s legendary multiplayer combat returns reimagined and evolving over time with seasonal updates, new modes and maps, and community focused content. Players can explore endless combat possibilities by mixing and matching a rich variety of on-map weapons and equipment to experience unique gameplay that feels distinctly Halo. Coming on day one with Xbox Game Pass on PC, Console, and cloud gaming (Beta). And for the first time, Halo multiplayer goes free-to-play, inviting millions of gamers across Xbox consoles, cloud, and PC to join the fight.”


Diablo II Resurrected

“Diablo II: Resurrected is the definitive remastering of Diablo II and its Lord of Destruction expansion—two hallmark entries in Blizzard Entertainment’s genre-defining action role-playing series. New and veteran players alike can now experience Diablo II’s timeless gameplay with modern visuals and audio that take advantage of today’s gaming hardware. Diablo II: Resurrected is coming to Windows PC, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One on September 23, 2021. The Diablo II: Resurrected multiplayer open beta test, coming in August, will allow Xbox and PC gamers the opportunity to get in early and try the game with their friends for a limited time.”


A Plague Tale: Requiem

“Following from the first, award-winning adventure, embark with Amicia and her brother Hugo on an intense new quest for hope, as a terrifying curse hunts them down. Sacrifice your innocence to save the one you love, facing the savagery of a collapsing world as it’s overwhelmed in a sea of teeth and claws. A Plague Tale: Requiem is arriving on Xbox Series X|S and also with Xbox Game Pass day one in 2022.”


Far Cry 6

“Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. Far Cry 6 immerses players into the adrenaline-filled world of a modern-day guerrilla revolution. As dictator of Yara, Antón Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps. Playing as local Yaran Dani Rojas, join revolutionary group Libertad and fight your way to Esperanza to take down Antón Castillo and his oppressive regime.”


Slime Rancher 2

“Slime Rancher 2 is a sequel to the award-winning, smash-hit Slime Rancher that has been enjoyed by over 10 million fans worldwide. Continue the adventures of Beatrix LeBeau as she journeys to Rainbow Island, a mysterious land brimming with ancient technology, unknown natural resources, and an avalanche of wiggling, jiggling, new slimes to discover. As Beatrix attempts to unravel the island’s secrets and uncover its true purpose, she’ll build, ranch, and farm within a beautiful conservatory, whose sparkling glass walls give her full view of the prismatic paradise she now calls home. Play day one with Xbox Game Pass.”



“Break into the snowboarding event of the year to pull off one of the most insane tricks imaginable, all for the hope of scoring a wildcard entry to an exclusive invitational. Master the art of park riding, buttering, rails and massive kickers and earn your place in the world of snowboarding. A love letter to snowboarding, Shredders takes inspiration from snowboarding movies, the Amped games from the original Xbox, and the snowboarding heroes on social media. Shredders is a project fed by passion and built to shine on Xbox Series X|S, and will be available day one with Xbox Game Pass”


Atomic Heart

“Atomic Heart is an action RPG that takes place in the Soviet Union in an alternative reality sometime in 1955, where technology like the internet, holograms and robots have already been invented. The main protagonist is a special agent called P-3, who is sent by the government to investigate a manufacturing facility that has fallen silent. Day one with Xbox Game Pass!”



“Replaced is a 2.5D sci-fi retro-futuristic action platformer where you play as R.E.A.C.H – an artificial intelligence trapped in a human body against its own will. Replaced combines cinematic platformer, pixel art, and free-flow action combat with a deep engaging dystopian story set in an alternative 1980’s. Explore and uncover the mysteries in and around Phoenix-City from the perspective of R.E.A.C.H. who is learning how to be human in a society that has taken a turn for the worst. Everything is ruled by corruption and greed, The ones in power see humans and their organs as nothing more than just currency. Discover the dark secrets of Phoenix-City. Define your shared future. Play day one with Xbox Game Pass.”


Grounded – The Shroom & Doom Update

“Today we shared a variety of quality-of-life improvements, including a big fan request, the ability to sit in chairs! We also announced new base building and weapon upgrades, the Demon Orb Weaver Spider, new Burg.L Missions, pets, and more!”


Among Us – 15 Player Lobbies

“Need a primer on a game that’s been dominating the world with over half a billion players? We got you. Among Us is an online, 4-10 person multiplayer game that has you and your friends attempting to prepare your spaceship for departure. Work together and complete your tasks quickly but beware… there may be impostors aboard! Among Us is all about communication, teamwork, betrayal, and deceit. Who knew sneaking around, accusing your friends of murder, and being wrong could be so fun?”


Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes

“In Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes take your turn-based strategy game experience to the next level with a fine crafted 6-character battle system. Utilizing meticulously created 2D sprites and beautiful 3D backgrounds, Rabbit & Bear Studios delivers a riveting story and gameplay unlike any JRPG that has come before. Eiyuden Chronicles: Hundred Heroes is designed to bring players a modern take on a classic JRPG experience. Get ready to lead 100+ playable characters through a war-torn world only you can save.  Both games are coming day one to Xbox Game Pass.”


The Ascent

“The Ascent is a solo and co-op Action-shooter RPG set in a cyberpunk world. The mega corporation that owns you and everyone, The Ascent Group, has just collapsed. Can you survive without it? The Ascent is entirely playable in solo or co-op (online and local) up to 4 players and available day one with Xbox Game Pass on PC, cloud, and console.”


Age of Empire IV

“Age of Empires IV is coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC and Ultimate, Windows Store and Steam on October 28! Our trailer revealed two new launch civilizations – the Abbasid Dynasty and the French. The team also showcased the 100 Years War campaign with history icon Joan of Arc; the campaign will allow players to experience this long-fought conflict between England and France. Finally, the battle took to the water in the first look at naval combat! With so much covered, find out more at”


The Outer Worlds 2

“Today, we announced that Obsidian Entertainment is bringing a sequel to The Outer Worlds franchise with The Outer Worlds 2. Taking place in a new star system with a new crew, we are excited to share more details with our community in the future. Fans of The Outer Worlds should always remember – It’s not the best choice. It’s Spacer’s Choice. Coming day one with Xbox Game Pass.”


Microsoft Flight Simulator

“At the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, we announced that Microsoft Flight Simulator will take flight on the Xbox Series X|S on July 27 and will be included with Xbox Game Pass. The Microsoft Flight Simulator team also proudly announced a free Top Gun: Maverick expansion launching alongside the new Top Gun: Maverick movie on November 19, 2021 so you can experience first-hand what it’s like to be a U.S. Navy Top Gun. As we continue adding to the experience with free World Updates, themed DLCs, and true-to-life aircraft, Xbox Series X|S simmers will enjoy these updates on console as well.”


Forza Horizon 5

“The ultimate Woodstock adventure awaits. In Forza Horizon 5, explore the vibrant and ever-evolving open world landscapes of Mexico with limitless, fun driving action in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars. This highly anticipated follow-up arrives on November 9 on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One consoles; PC on Windows and Steam; and Xbox Game Pass including console, PC, and Cloud Gaming (Beta). Explore the vibrant, ever-evolving landscapes of Mexico with limitless driving action!”



“Redfall is a new co-op, open-world first-person shooter from Arkane Austin, the award-winning team behind Prey and Dishonored. Play it solo or team up with as many as three friends to take on a legion of vampires that have overtaken the once-quaint island town of Redfall. In signature Arkane style, you will choose your path across the island and through the vampire masses as you discover what caused this plague of bloodsuckers and put an end to the threat.”


The Xbox Bethesda showcase is only the first of several big E3 showcases set to be unveiled today, with the likes of Square Enix and the PC Gaming Show also bringing their wares to the high-profile proceedings. What did you think of the Xbox Bethesda showcase? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day!

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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