E3 2021 was pretty weird, disappointing and went very political. Politics should have no place at a gaming event like E3, at least not in the press events. But thanks to Microsoft and Nintendo, who showed the players the games as expected of them, we saw some pretty good and interesting games. Thank you, Microsoft.
If you didn’t have time to watch the box & Bethesda Games Showcaset, you can watch it here. But if you are looking for Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase roundup, then you are in the right place.
Xbox & Bethesda event started with Starfield, Bethesda’s science-fiction RPG. It’s still just a teaser trailer that shows nothing about the game, but at elast we know that it will be out on 11 November 2022.
Enter the Zone When S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl Launches April 28, 2022. Watch here.
Back 4 Blood coming to Xbox Game Pass on Day One. Warner Bros. Games and Turtle Rock Studios showed off some new Back 4 Blood gameplay, with a first look at the upcoming multiplayer zombie shooter’s PvP Swarm mode. This mode will pit teams against each other as they switch between playing as the Cleaners and the Ridden, bringing an exciting way to experience the Back 4 Blood world from a new perspective. Watch here.
Avalanche Studios is working on Contraband, a co-op game built on the next generation of the Apex Engine, the technology behind the Just Cause series. Contraband is a co-op smuggler’s paradise set in the fictional world of 1970s Bayan. We don’t know much about the game yet, but at least the trailer looked beautiful.
This is not an Xbox event unless we are shown Sea of Thieves. Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones are coming to Sea of Thieves on June 22 with a free update, titled “A Pirate’s Life”. Watch here.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon is now available on Xbox Game Pass. Watch here.
Battlefield 2042 gameplay revealed. Battlefield 2042 will be released on October 22. Watch here.
Twelve Minutes, which features Daisy Ridley and James McAvoy, will be available on August 19, 2021. It will be available on Xbox Game Pass on Day One. Watch here.
Psychonauts 2 launches August 25, play it on Day One with Xbox Game Pass.
Tons of announcements for Fallout 76 were unveiled during the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. First, it showed a new trailer for the next update, “Steel Reign”, which will be out on July 7. Watch it here. And then, it was revealed that players will be able to explore The Pitt in 2022. Watch here.
The Elder Scrolls Online is getting a “Console Enhanced” version for the Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 on June 15. Watch here.
Party Animals coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2022. Party Animals is a physics-based multiplayer game where you’ll face off against your friends as one of several fuzzy fighters as you brawl across multiple modes and maps using a variety of hilarious, over the top weapons.
Hades arriving on Xbox Game Pass on August 13. Watch here.
Somerville launches with Xbox Game Pass in 2022. Set in the wake of a catastrophe and grounded in the intimate repercussions of large-scale conflict, players will navigate through perilous terrain as they unravel the mysteries of Earth’s visitors. Watch here.
Halo Infinite, which received lots of criticism last year and which was then postponed, is ready now and been confirmed for Holiday 2021. Watch Multiplayer Reveal here.
Diablo 2 Resurrected will officially be released on September 23, 2021 for Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and will feature 8-player co-op and the game will run at up to 4K/60fps. Watch here.
A Plague Tale: Requiem, sequel to Asobo Studio and Focus Home Interactive critically acclaimed A Plague Tale: Innocence, will be released in 2022 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass on Day One.
New Far Cry 6 gameplay revealed. Watch here.
Slime Rancher 2 returns for a wiggly new adventure in 2022. It will also be available on Xbox Game Pass on Day One. Watch here.
Snowboarding game Shredders is coming to Xbox Series X/S this December and launching day one with Xbox Game Pass. Watch here.
Some strange robot killing game Atomic Heart will be available on Xbox Game Pass on Day One. Watch trailer with Russian music here.
Replaced is a modernised cinematic platformer set in an alternative ‘80s where you play as R.E.A.C.H, an AI trapped in a human body against its will. Watch here.
Grounded, a game that is still not officially released will receive on June 30 a major update “Shroom and Doom”. Watch here.
Among Us is getting 15-player lobbies in the near future, so you can soon lie to even more of your friends. Coming this year to Xbox Game Pass. Watch here.
Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes has been delayed to 2023. Eiyuden Chronicle Rising, a spinoff game, will be released in 2022. Watch here.
The Ascent looks cool and it will be released on July 29 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass.
Age of Empires IV launching October 28 on PC with Xbox Game Pass, available for pre-order now. Watch here.
The Outer Worlds 2 has officially been announced for Xbox Series X/S. Watch here.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Lands on Xbox Series X/S and with Xbox Game Pass on July 27. Watch here.
Forza Horizon 5, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2018’s breakout hit open-world driving game Forza Horizon 4, arrives on November 9 on Xbox consoles, PC on Windows and Steam, and Xbox Game Pass including console, PC and Cloud Gaming. Watch here.
Forza Horizon 5 showcases powerful, all-new graphical features to show us a beautiful and vibrant Mexico. Drive across Mexico with its striking contrast and beauty in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars. Discover living deserts, lush jungles, historic cities, hidden ruins, pristine beaches, vast canyons, and a towering snow-capped volcano – the highest point ever in a Horizon game. For more information on Forza Horizon 5, check out the Forza blog here.
Redfall is a new co-op, open-world first-person shooter from Arkane Austin, the award-winning team behind Prey and Dishonored. Play it solo or in co-op with up to four players to face off against a legion of vampires that have overtaken the once-quaint island town of Redfall. In signature Arkane style, you will choose your path across the island and through the vampire masses as you discover what caused this plague of bloodsuckers, then put an end to the threat. The trailer looks amazingly beautiful.
If you are looking for a place to cool your drinks in the hot summer, then the Xbox Mini Fridge is for you. Watch here.