• Hey, guest user. Hope you're enjoying NeoGAF! Have you considered registering for an account? Come join us and add your take to the daily discourse.

The Xbox + Bethesda 2021 E3 Showcase & Discussion Thread

How many games will they show at Xbox E3 2021?

  • 20 games

    Votes: 80 31.9%
  • 35 games

    Votes: 48 19.1%
  • 50 games

    Votes: 19 7.6%
  • 60 games (same as 2019)

    Votes: 17 6.8%
  • 85 games

    Votes: 13 5.2%
  • 100 games

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • Over 100 games

    Votes: 72 28.7%

  • Total voters
    251
  • Poll closed .


Welcome To The Official 2021 Microsoft Xbox + Bethesda E3 Showcase Thread!

Time: 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET / 6:00 PM BST

Length: 90 minutes

Now Live Streaming

Live Streams:

---------------------------------
What's anticipated/rumored?

The Elder scrolls 6
New Banjo
Forza Motorsport 8
Updates for Fallout 76
Sega Exclusive
More info on Everwild
Forza Horizon 5
Fable
Perfect Dark
Killer Instinct sequel
New MechAssault
Indiana Jones
New Saints Row day one on gamepass
Battlefield 2042
Starfield
Hellblade 2
Back4Blood day one on gamepass
New games added to Xbox backwards compatibility

And (rumored) a new acquisition or acquisitions announcement adding to Xbox's portfolio of studios.

HALO INFINITE GAMEPLAY SHOWCASE


Halo Infinite is expected to show off gameplay and notable improvements from the last live demo. It's one of the most highly anticipated games of the show!

Will it impress or disappoint? Vote here:

(Poll closes when the show starts)

With the new Xbox Series X out, this is Microsoft's big chance to show off some exciting games and to build hype for the brand. It's also a big chance to show off games that take advantage of Xbox Series X's powerful hardware.
 
Last edited:

ZehDon

Member

With Bethesda now under the Xbox umbrella, this flow chart should help us blow past the usual responses so we can get to the important stuff: talking about the actual games! :messenger_blowing_kiss:

In all seriousness, please just show me Starfield and somehow make Halo Infinite not suck, and I'll be happy enough.
 
Last edited:

Robb

Gold Member
Going in with pretty low expectations at this point. It'll be fun to see Halo again at least.
 

dottme

Member
I hope they are going to do great. I’m pretty disappointed for the moment. the only thing I care is the Mario+Rabbid game. But there’s probably not a lot of people looking for it.
The rest was going from bad to yeah, I’ve already seen this a thousand time.
 

reksveks

Member
The Elder scrolls 6
New Banjo
Forza Motorsport 8
Updates for Fallout 76
Sega Exclusive
More info on Everwild
Forza Horizon 5
Fable

Out of this section, the only one rumoured to appear at E3 is FH5. There was probably 5 in that whole list that I have heard been shown.

We do have an expectation problem.
 
Last edited:

jakinov

Member
I think people are going to be greatly disappointed. The most interesting thing that going to come out of this conference will be an acquisition. I don't think any of their projects except Halo or Forza is far along enough to be shown tomorrow.
 
I think people are going to be greatly disappointed. The most interesting thing that going to come out of this conference will be an acquisition. I don't think any of their projects except Halo or Forza is far along enough to be shown tomorrow.

90mins conference. No way it will have just 2 games.

Psychonauts and Starfield are pretty much guaranteed.
 

Arun1910

Member
I hope this is good and not just average shit.

Game Conferences the past few years have declined a lot and Ubisofts yesterday was boring.

I really hope MS don't just show 50 bargain bin games coming to gamepass.
 
Don’t even see the point in MS turning up. They have no games to talk about. that’s what I’ve been told. they should just skip e3 and next year too. /s

I would kill for a new fallout game by another developer like new vegas.
one day we will get a new fallout game made by obsidian. The stars have aligned after many years. MS will force Bethesda and obsidian to work on a new game. I know obsidian is doin avowed but we might get a New Vegas sequel afterwards.
 

Godot25

Member
Just to set expectations.
No Hellblade, Perfect Dark, Everwild, Avowed, Fable...

Halo Infinite, Starfield, Project Omen, "Typhoon" project, Forza Horizon 5, Psychonauts 2, Flight Sim console release, Battlefield 2042, Far Cry 6, Age of Empires 4 release date, STALKER 2, The Outer Worlds 2 will probably be there. Also Game Pass announcements like Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Back 4 Blood.

Probs some acquisitions and obligatory ID@Xbox montage
 
Last edited:
I hope we see Persona 5 Royal announced for game pass on Xbox & pc. also CDPR could put out a reveal trailer for the free dlc coming to cyberpunk. In an attempt to win back players they will market it as a free expansion. Instead of multiple free small dlcs they will be bundled into one big free expansion.


i Know it’s unlikely but whatever let me dream.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Isa
Doesn’t Microsoft own the shadowrun series ,I hope they bring it back but as an open world singleplayer game and not like cyberpunk.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Isa
Can't wait for meltdown.

If MS acquires Netherlearms and Rocksteady according rumor started by Jeff Grub then ps famboys will cry a river and say stuff like its anti consumer blah blah lol
 
In my opinion they're gonna start the show with Halo Infinite to get that out of the way. If they're smart they shouldn't do that, they have nothing else going on so they should keep that till the end of the conference
 

kingpotato

Ask me about my Stream Deck
I voted over 100 games because the poll seemed stupid AF

Really want to see something that blows my socks off because I think MS has been off the mark for years.

How long will they be MS+Beth? Big acquisitions keep both names in the short term but always converge for branding sake at some point. I don't mean the studio name is going anywhere, I just mean saying a conference is M+B
 
Just to set expectations.
No Hellblade, Perfect Dark, Everwild, Avowed, Fable...

Halo Infinite, Starfield, Project Omen, "Typhoon" project, Forza Horizon 5, Psychonauts 2, Flight Sim console release, Battlefield 2042, Far Cry 6, Age of Empires 4 release date, STALKER 2, The Outer Worlds 2 will probably be there. Also Game Pass announcements like Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Back 4 Blood.

Probs some acquisitions and obligatory ID@Xbox montage
What I don't understand is why are you mentioning third party non exclusive games? Or am I missing something ?
 
I voted over 100 games because the poll seemed stupid AF

Really want to see something that blows my socks off because I think MS has been off the mark for years.

How long will they be MS+Beth? Big acquisitions keep both names in the short term but always converge for branding sake at some point. I don't mean the studio name is going anywhere, I just mean saying a conference is M+B
Yeah, I didn't get that either. That's like Sony naming their conference Sony + Naughty Dog.

Bethesda is a Microsoft property, but I'm guessing they're doing this for the clueless that didn't know Microsoft bought Bethesda.
 

Godot25

Member
What I don't understand is why are you mentioning third party non exclusive games? Or am I missing something ?
I'm talking about games that will be there.
DICE and Ubisoft confirmed that Far Cry 6 and Battlefield 2042 will be on the show.

Is that so hard to understand? :messenger_tears_of_joy:
 

Godot25

Member
Yeah, I didn't get that either. That's like Sony naming their conference Sony + Naughty Dog.

Bethesda is a Microsoft property, but I'm guessing they're doing this for the clueless that didn't know Microsoft bought Bethesda.
They are probably doing it to drive the point home that Bethesda is part of Xbox...
...because there are still people who cluelessly thinks that Bethesda games will come to PS5...
...and they are also raising PR value of the event. Because in last years Microsoft and Bethesda had separate conferences. Now they are together
 
They are probably doing it to drive the point home that Bethesda is part of Xbox...
...because there are still people who cluelessly thinks that Bethesda games will come to PS5...
...and they are also raising PR value of the event. Because in last years Microsoft and Bethesda had separate conferences. Now they are together
Maybe they should have let them do their own thing. I mean, the conference lasts 90 minutes even though they are adding Bethesda.
 

reksveks

Member
Just to set expectations.
No Hellblade, Perfect Dark, Everwild, Avowed, Fable...

Halo Infinite, Starfield, Project Omen, "Typhoon" project, Forza Horizon 5, Psychonauts 2, Flight Sim console release, Battlefield 2042, Far Cry 6, Age of Empires 4 release date, STALKER 2, The Outer Worlds 2 will probably be there. Also Game Pass announcements like Yakuza: Like a Dragon and Back 4 Blood.

Probs some acquisitions and obligatory ID@Xbox montage
include wolf 3 and a plague tale reqiuem and you should be right and maybe minus far cry but that cause i dont need to see more far cry
 

Godot25

Member
Maybe they should have let them do their own thing. I mean, the conference lasts 90 minutes even though they are adding Bethesda.
Last year's conference was 60 minutes. And even if Microsoft didn't made good job with a style of announcements (lot of CG), that show wasn't bad in terms of new announced content. 90 minutes for show without fans and classic E3 spectacle should be more than enough in my opinion.
 

reksveks

Member
Yeah, I didn't get that either. That's like Sony naming their conference Sony + Naughty Dog.

Bethesda is a Microsoft property, but I'm guessing they're doing this for the clueless that didn't know Microsoft bought Bethesda.

After 1/2 years since the completed acquisition, its going to be one and the same. I think once the games become exclusive.
 

CrustyBritches

Gold Member
Should be a good conference. We have an idea of what to expect as far as Halo Infinite, Starfield, Psychonauts 2, FS 2020, Forza something, and maybe Wolfenstein. I think we'll get something for Hellblade II as well. As for the other 1st-party games, maybe a montage reel? We'll see.
 
Last edited:
I'm expecting a very strong Halo showing, I think last year was an eye opener for 343. Joe Staten was brought on board and everything seems to have fallen into place. Hopefully Joe introduces the game just like the old Halo days at E3.

As for the rest, Horizon is gonna look incredible without question. A look at HB2 would be nice but seemingly Ninja Theory aren't going to be showing anything according to the insiders. Pretty excited for this as we Xbox gamers need some new exclusive games.
 

YukiOnna

Member
Looking forward to seeing Halo Infinite again in its updated form. Also, some GamePass announcements and I'll be set since the Scarlet Nexus Day 1 GamePass rumor might end up true. I hope Bethesda has a strong showing because I'm still iffy on their titles, but let's see. Also, I wonder how long the exclusivity deal is for Ghostwire and Deathloop.
 

THEAP99

Banned
They need to deliver. For me, I think showcasing new gameplay for a new next gen IP would be enough. I really hope they show something that makes me enticed to get a Series X. Let the games do the talking. I am going in with an open mind but think we'll only see starfield and halo gameplay which if that's it for heavy hitters I'm not sure if that's delivering. I hope they have more to show than what that leaked list said. Can't be any worse than last-year.

Also, 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT FUCK that's early. why do these companies keep making early events?

edit- i hope an acquisition isn't gonna be the main talk that people remember from the show, has to be better than that.
 
Last edited:
Top Bottom