Microsoft and Bethesda have held their own summer showcase to preview their newest games. Here's everything we saw!
There might not be an E3 this year, but that hasn't stopped publishers from showing off their latest and greatest. A lot of companies chose to host their own shows, and one of the biggest of these was the Xbox & Bethesda event held during the Summer Game Fest. We were watching live, and we saw some promising stuff. Let's check out all the games shown during that event.
When Did The Xbox & Bethesda Showcase Happen?
The "Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase" as it was officially called, was held on June 12, 10:00 (13:00 ET / 18:00 BST / 19:00 CEST). The presentation was broadcast on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and even TikTok.
What Did We See At The Xbox & Bethesda Showcase?
Here are the significant games we saw during the 95-minute presentation:
01:21 – Starfield (Extended Gameplay Preview)
Todd Howard talked us through a gameplay preview of a character exploring a moon called Crete.
Here's everything we know about Starfield.
01:17 – Preview of Xbox Game Pass over the next 12 months
They showed us a quick sneak preview of everything coming over the next 12 months to Game Pass:
01:01 – Diablo 4 (Gameplay Trailer & Presentation)
We got to see the gameplay of Diablo 4 for the first time, and the devs gave us an overview of their aims and intentions with this title.
Here's everything we know about Diablo 4.
00:43 – Minecraft Legends (Announcement Trailer)
We got a trailer for the story-driven Minecraft game / expansion called Minecraft Legends. Coming 2023.
00:37 – Ark 2 (Announcement Trailer)
We got a brief cinematic to reveal Ark 2. Coming 2023.
00:32 – Elder Scrolls Online: High Isle (Promo Trailer)
We saw a trailer for the ESO expansion: High Isle. Basically a pirate themed expansion.
00:27 – Overwatch 2 (Gameplay Trailer)
A gameplay trailer for Overwatch 2 was shown. Coming October 4, 2022.
Here's everything we know about Overwatch 2.
00:25 – Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition (Cinematic Trailer)
A trailer was shown to reveal the introduction of gliders and helicopters into Microsoft Flight Simulator 40th Anniversary Edition.
00:19 – Forza Motorsport (Trailer & Presentation)
We got a trailer for Forza Motorsport and a presentation from some of the devs. In the presentation they showed us some gameplay and spoke about engine upgrades, in fairness this title looked phenomenally smooth. The game now has a day and night cycle, improved vehicle damage and real-time ray-tracing. Coming Spring 2023.
00:13 – Xbox Game Pass Promo collab with Riot Games
If you're on Xbox Game Pass you unlock the following content in all the big titles from Riot Games:
00:09 – High On Life (Gameplay Trailer)
A gameplay trailer was shown for High On Life, a wacky sci-fi shooter from the creators of Rick & Morty. Coming October 2022.
00:00 – Redfall (Gameplay Trailer)
A gameplay trailer was shown that featured a fight in an attic and a stealth mission in a carnival. Coming 2023.
Here's everything we know about Redfall.
And that's all on the Xbox & Bethesda showcase. Like we said, it happened June 12, and we saw some great stuff. Were you impressed or did you want to hear more about the development of Elder Scrolls 6?