The Xbox and Bethesda Showcase is just around the corner, giving fans a glimpse at what's to come for Xbox and PC.
The Xbox and Bethesda Showcase will be taking a look at what's next for Xbox and its studios, featuring information on games currently in the works from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and partners. Fans have already been rife with speculation over what could make an appearance during the livestream, which comes in the absence of E3.
The showcase will be kicking off on Sunday, June 12 and comes just a few days after the kickoff of Summer Games Fest. Geoff Keighley, Summer Games Fest host, had previously suggested requested that fans "manage your expectations," saying that the majority of what will feature during Summer Games Fest will be previously announced games. Whether or not that statement also remains applicable to the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase remains to be seen.
For those looking to watch along with the action, here's where you can tune in and what we expect will be making an appearance.
How to Watch the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
The Xbox and Bethesda Showcase will be livesteamed on Sunday, June 12 at 1 p.m. ET. Fans can catch the show via official Xbox channels, including Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and, TikTok:
The show will be streamed in 1080p at 60fps however a 4K/60fps rebroadcast of the showcase will be available on the Xbox YouTube channel after the conclusion of the premiere.
Following the initial showcase, an Extended Stream will also be broadcast on June 14 at 1 p.m. ET. Here will be shown new trailers, deeper looks at the news from the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase and talks with game creators. This additional broadcast will be approximately 90 minutes in length.
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase Predictions
Given Keighley's comments regarding Summer Games Fest and its focus on previously announced games, there are a few predictions we can make on what we could see from the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase.
A number of highly anticipated games are in development from the Xbox studio family, so it's likely we'll be seeing some new updates on these projects.
It's been a while since we've seen anything surrounding the Fable reboot. The game was announced during Xbox's 2020 showcase and was revealed to be developed by Playground Games. Two years on and it's possible we could start seeing some more details begin to emerge — and what better time to do so than at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase.
Avowed, the brand new IP from Obsidian Entertainment. Last we saw of this game was at its reveal during the 2021 showcase. The game supposedly shares its universe with Pillars of Eternity, another Obsidian property, and will feature Skyrim-like RPG elements. Previous rumors have claimed that the game could be aiming for a late 2022 or early 2023 release window, but without any confirmation from Obsidian thus far, this simply remains as speculation.
However, if there is any truth to the rumors, then we could be seeing some new information emerge at this upcoming showcase.
Given the initial popularity of the game's multiplayer mode, it wouldn't be too far-fetched to expect a glimpse at what's to come in future seasons. Despite its acclaim, the game faced a number of criticisms upon its release, largely related to its slow progression system. Since its release, 343 Industries have been set on listening to player feedback and making improvements.
Outside of the multiplayer, fans have been anticipating some story DLC heading to the main campaign. Perhaps this showcase will shed some more light on the future of Halo Infinite.
The Outer Worlds 2
We could be seeing some new glimpses at the upcoming sequel to Obsidian's original IP — The Outer Worlds. Similar to Avowed, Obsidian hasn't revealed much information regarding The Outer Worlds 2 following its announcement back in 2021. The Outer Worlds saw Obsidian make a return to their classic RPG-style, similar to that of Fallout: New Vegas. Fans have been keen to get their hands on a sequel, and perhaps more light will be shed during the showcase on Sunday.
Gears of War Collection
It's been previously rumored, but not yet confirmed — a Gears of War collection could be on the cards, similar in style to the Master Chief Collection for Halo. The rumor came via the hosts ofXbox Era Podcast who seem to think that the collection could be seeing a launch this year. Given the timing of the supposed release, an announcement at the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase could be pretty fitting.
Despite the recent news that Starfield has been delayed to 2023, Bethesda Game Studios revealed that they "can't wait to share our first deep dive into the gameplay for both Redfall and Starfield soon." This reveal was given at the time of the game's delay, and since we've yet to see any major gameplay from Starfield it's possible that we could see some come our way at the showcase.
Outside of the next Elder Scrolls, Starfield remains as Bethesda's most anticipated title. While news of the delay was disappointing for fans, seeing some gameplay could help satisfy the cravings.