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Microsoft to hold joint E3 conference with Bethesda on June 13

So what should we expect from the conference?

Published onMay 27, 2021

  • Microsoft and Bethesda have announced a joint E3 conference.
  • The conference kicks off on June 13 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET).

Microsoft acquired fellow gaming giant Bethesda last year in a deal worth $7.5 billion, bringing a ton of fan-favorite franchises into the Xbox fold. We’ve already seen Microsoft offer loads of Bethesda titles on Xbox Game Pass, but what’s next for the duo?

Well, Microsoft has now announced that it will be holding a joint press conference with Bethesda at E3 2021. The conference will take place on Sunday, June 13 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET) and will last for 90 minutes. You can tune in via the likes of YouTube and Twitch.

The companies add that the show will cover “everything you want to know about the epic gaming lineup coming out of this partnership, the incredible games coming to Xbox this holiday, upcoming releases on Xbox Game Pass” and more.

Related: Xbox Series X — Everything you need to know about Microsoft’s super-powered console

We’ll presumably hear more about Bethesda titles like Starfield, The Elder Scrolls VI, Ghostwire Tokyo, and Deathloop. This is in addition to expected Microsoft games like Halo Infinite, Forza Motorsport, Flight Simulator for consoles, Hellblade 2, Fable, and the Perfect Dark reboot.

We’re also expecting to hear more news regarding Microsoft exclusivity and Bethesda, as the Redmond company previously explained that exclusivity deals signed prior to the Bethesda acquisition would indeed be honored (rather than Dishonored. Sorry). This statement suggests that PS5-exclusive Deathloop will indeed remain exclusive for now.

Finally, we’re hoping to hear more news related to Xbox Series S and X backwards compatibility features. The company previously announced FPS Boost to improve the performance of a number of Xbox One titles, a resolution boost for select original Xbox and Xbox 360 titles, as well as auto HDR tech for older games that didn’t support HDR.

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