Microsoft is running its own showcase in lieu of E3.
It was recently announced that this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3, would once again be off for a year due to pandemic concerns. This isn’t the first time in recent memory this has happened; E3 was previously cancelled in 2020, leaving most of the major game publishers to hold their own independent livestreams and showcases. With E3 off the table for 2022, the publishers are once again setting up schedules for such showcases, and Microsoft is first on the list.
Microsoft announced yesterday that they will be holding the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase on Sunday, June 12 to show off all of the big games they have in the pipeline.
“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,” Microsoft said.
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Xbox boss Phil Spencer is pretty psyched for the event. In a tweet, he said that “Getting ready for events, spending time with studios reviewing demos/announces/scripts is one of the most fun parts of this job. I feel like a fan who has sneaked behind stage watching the show get created. I can’t wait for 6/12 to show the amazing work of so many talented teams.”
As for what games will be revealed or detailed, no specifics have been given, but given its swiftly-approaching Fall release, Bethesda’s next big project, Starfield, is expected to make an appearance.