The Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase is fast approaching, with expectations being heaped upon it to help Microsoft bounce back from recent commercial and critical disasters such as Redfall. But when is the showcase, and what can you expect to see at the show?
What time is the Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase?
The Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase takes place on Sunday 11th June, at the following times (per your local timezone):
- 18:00 PM GMT - 20:00 PM GMT
- 10:00 AM PT - 12:00 PM PT
- 13:00 PM ET - 15:00 PM ET
According to Aaron Greenberg, the VP of Xbox Marketing, the show will run for around two hours, making it a pretty lengthy conference.
What can you expect from the Xbox Bethesda Games Showcase?
According to Greenberg on Twitter:
"None of our first party games in the show are full CG trailers. Everything is either in-game footage, in-engine footage, or in-game footage with some cinematics. Each of our trailers will be labeled so it is hopefully clear for our fans."
This'll come as a relief to a lot of fans who remember previous Xbox events in which announcements for games such as Fable and Avowed were only CGI, and haven't been seen in action since then. It means that we can at least get a taste of what to expect from these games.
In terms of actual games that we can expect to see though, we're likely to see Forza Motorsport again, but other than that it's all speculation. Teasers from Xbox seem to indicate that we might see Fable again, which would be the first appearance that the game has made in a while, and comes after a series of troubling development updates on the game. We'd also like to see the new Machine Games Indiana Jones game, but reports seem to indicate that game is pretty far away.
And of course, we're also getting a deeper dive into Starfield after the Xbox Bethesda show. This'll be similar to what the Fallout 4 reveal was, elaborating on gameplay systems, explaining how the game works and likely reconfirming the September release date (unless the game has been delayed again, which could spell disaster for Xbox).