Xbox And Bethesda Games Showcase Slated For June: Everything We Know So Far

Xbox has just announced that it will be hosting a Games Showcase in collaboration with Bethesda. Given the rather on-the-nose name "Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase," this team-up event's show date is not that far off. Set to take place on Sunday, June 12, 2022, the showcase is likely going to bring in a lot of news about the latest releases coming to Xbox. Although the company hasn't disclosed what exactly we can expect from the showcase, previous leaks and rumors point toward new information on at least one highly-anticipated title, Bethesda's upcoming RPG called "Starfield." While Xbox is keeping hush on the games it plans to discuss, it did share a full list of ways in which you can tune in and watch the event for yourself.

The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase is going to be available through a total of six different outlets as well as over 30 languages across those platforms. The stream starts at 10 a.m. PT on June 12, and if the previous year is anything to go by, it might last as long as an hour and a half. We'll report on what's happening when the time comes for the live event on YouTube and Twitch.

Starfield and a bag of rumors

It's likely safe to assume that "Starfield" will take up a significant portion of the upcoming Games Showcase. The game, set to release on November 11, 2022, seems to be Bethesda's next pride and joy. It's the first entirely new universe created by the game studio in 25 years. Although Bethesda hasn't been dormant in that time, it mostly became known for franchises that have been established long ago, such as "Skyrim" or "Fallout." In "Starfield," the player will be taken on an immersive role-playing journey across the universe, and may perhaps be given some interesting gameplay options, such as choosing a faction — even if it means siding with the bad guys. 

When it comes to other titles, everything is left quite ambiguous. In the announcement from Xbox, Microsoft states that the show will "feature amazing titles coming from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and our partners around the world." This might very well imply that we'll hear more about "Redfall," a game in development with Arkane Austin, a game studio owned by Bethesda. Bethesda is owned by Microsoft — so it all traces back to the Xbox. "Redfall" is going to be an open-world, co-op shooter type of game where the player fights hordes of vampires. Much like "Starfield," "Redfall" is slated for a 2022 release.

There are also plenty of games that the Xbox Game Studios is working on that are yet to receive a release date, such as "Avowed," Fable," "Contraband," and "State of Decay 3." It's possible that we may hear about these titles during the Showcase, including possible release dates and various new details about the games.