Last year's Bethesda purchase by Microsoft is by far one of the biggest tectonic changes in the video game industry in the 21st century.
Microsoft has closed its $7.5 billion acquisition of ZeniMax in March of this year, adding some of the biggest and most beloved videogame franchises, like Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and Doom, to the library of Xbox-owned IPs.
Now being under Xbox's roof, it is only natural that Bethesda will start presenting their games in more close collaboration with other Xbox studios, especially given that future Bethesda games will most likely be Xbox exclusives.
And one of the first big steps in this joint efforts will be at this year's E3. Traditionally, Bethesda and Xbox always had their own, separate E3 conferences, but this time around we will watch one big, joint Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase.
Here's how you can watch it.
When is Xbox & Bethesda E3 2021 Showcase?
The event is scheduled for Sunday, 13th June 2021.
The broadcast is planned to start at 10 am PT / 1 pm ET / 6 pm CET.
According to Microsoft, this is set to be a quite lengthy game showcase, a 90-minute show, so make sure to grab some drink and snacks before it starts.
How to watch Xbox & Bethesda E3 2021 showcase: Stream
Due to the pandemic, E3 2021 will be a completely digital, online-only event, so you will only be able to watch the show online.
The Xbox & Bethesda E3 2021 show will be streamed live on several platforms, and you will be able to watch it via one of these channels.
And although there won't be an in-person event this year, Microsoft still wants to give Xbox fans a chance to celebrate the event, so they will be hosting a digital Xbox FanFest this year.
Xbox & Bethesda E3 2021 Games: What to expect?
While neither Xbox nor Bethesda gave any clues on what will be showcased, a fact that it will be a 90-minute show of game presentations speaks for itself.
We will almost surely see some new gameplay trailer for Halo Infinite, which will most likely be a highlight of the show, given that the game releases later this year.
From the key art of the event, it is also teased that we will finally see some news about Starfield, the next big Bethesda RPG focused on planetary exploration.
Fable 4 and Forza Motorsport 8 are another two big Xbox titles that could be featured on the show, as well as the new Indiana Jones game, from the developers of Wolfenstein.
Asides from that, who knows what crazy stuff we will see in those 90 minutes. Microsoft now has 23 first-party studios, and a lot of them are working on yet unrevealed games, so expect some big new announcements.