Back in March 2021, Microsoft's acquisition of ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Bethesda, was officially completed. Then, a tonne of Bethesda titles appeared on Xbox Game Pass, and the future looked bright for Xbox and PC gamers alike. With E3 2022 cancelled, that isn't stopping Microsoft from making June 2022 an exciting time, as the company has announced the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022.
In this article, we share everything we know about the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 so far, including the exact date and time the show starts, how you can watch it via various platforms, and what we expect to see.
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 - Date & time
With the exact date and time for the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, you can mark your calendar and set that alarm.
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The date for the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 is exactly when it should have happened during E3 if the expo wasn't cancelled.
The stream will start on Sunday, 12th June 2022 at 10:00 PT. For those in the UK, that's 17:00 UTC.
How to watch Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022
Microsoft is making it very easy for everyone to watch the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022.
From YouTube to Twitch, Twitter, Facebook and Event TikTok, any platform you prefer will be fine for watching the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 live. Check out the various links below.
We've also embedded the Xbox Twitch channel below for your viewing convenience.
In Microsoft's announcement for this showcase, the company stated: "This show will feature amazing titles coming from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and our partners around the world. 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."
That's not a lot of info on what to expect, but we've got some ideas on the possible content fans will get to see during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022.
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 - Starfield and more
First up, Xbox Game Pass and the first-party titles coming to the subscription service, as well as new third-party additions have been a staple of Microsoft's presentations for years now.
We expect a lot of new announcements, for example, "Game X coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day 1" to fill up several minutes during the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.
Simply judging by the Sci-Fi-themed image announcing the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, it is almost a guarantee that we will see Starfield make an appearance. We might even see some gameplay, as Starfield is scheduled to release on 11th November 2022.
In terms of other games we expect to see, there's always a possibility Hideo Kojima's Xbox game could be revealed via a "World Premiere".
It is likely that we could see some updates for Avowed, Obsidian's upcoming fantasy RPG, as well as an update on Fable. Arkane Studios’ Redfall is also likely to make an appearance at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022, alongside titles such as Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2, Everwild, and The Outer Worlds 2, Perfect Dark and Contraband.
We don't expect any word on a new console or hardware, since this is a "games showcase". It is also unlikely that we will hear more about The Elder Scrolls VI but not impossible.
So there you have it, what we expect to see at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022. Keep in mind that Microsoft has not officially revealed any games that will be at the showcase, so these are just educated guesses.
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Featured image courtesy of Microsoft.