Xbox & Bethesda E3 Showcase Announcements: Starfield, Halo Infinite, Diablo 2

The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase has wrapped up, and it delivered big news for each company's biggest games.

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The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase is finally over, and it was packed to the brim with new game announcements and updates. Microsoft took to the stage to announce new details around Halo Infinite, a new Forza Horizon game, and a whole lot more from other third-party developers. On the other hand, Bethesda showcased a new Starfield trailer, a new game from Arkane Studios, and detailed updates to several of its existing games, like Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls Online. Suffice to say, both companies brought their best to the show, revealing tons of new games to look forward to this year and beyond. Below, we've rounded up all of the news for you to catch up on everything that happened.

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All The Announcements

Starfield Is Coming In 2022

Bethesda finally revealed the release date for Starfield in a brief trailer that followed an astronaut preparing to lift off from an alien planet. All the while, a monologue plays, discussing the endless frontier of space. The game will be an Xbox exclusive is will come to Game Pass on day one.

Debut Gameplay Footage For Stalker 2; Release Date Confirmed

Microsoft gave us a glimpse at debut footage for Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl. It's a sequel to an iconic fan-favorite post-apocalyptic first-person shooter from 2007--which in itself was the chief influence for the Metro game series.

New Trailer For Back 4 Blood

A new trailer introducing Back 4 Blood's PvP mode was showcased, giving us an even closer look at the upcoming Left 4 Dead successor. According to Microsoft, it's coming to Game Pass on day one.

Contraband

A new game was briefly teased to the tune of Steely Dan's "Do it Again." Developed by Avalanche Studios, the trailer was relatively vague about its premise, but we know that it'll be a co-op open-world game.

New Battlefield 2042 Gameplay Trailer

EA may not be participating at E3 2021, but it did provide Microsoft with a new Battlefield 2042 trailer to showcase at the event. The footage gave us a closer look at how the game will play.

Yakuza Like A Dragon Is Coming To Game Pass

The Yakuza franchise continues to cement its place on Xbox platforms with Yakuza: Like a Dragon coming to Xbox Game Pass. This essentially puts all mainline entries in the series on the service, giving you little excuse not to experience Sega's cult-favorite Japanese crime-drama action games.

12 Minutes Gets A Release Date

The upcoming indie top-down thriller puzzle game 12 Minutes got a release date.

New Psychonauts 2 Trailer; Release Date Confirmed

After several delays, we finally know when Psychonauts 2 is coming. Alongside a release date, we also got to see a new trailer for the upcoming platformer.

Doom Eternal Is Getting A Next-Gen Console Upgrade

Like many of Bethesda's other games, Doom Eternal will be getting a free next-gen upgrade exclusively available on Xbox Series X. It will be optimized for the console with 60fps and ray tracing.

Somerville Is A New Indie Atmospheric Platformer Coming In 2022

Somerville is an upcoming atmospheric indie platformer developed by Jumpship-- a studio founded in collaboration with Playdead's Dino Patti, who worked on the aforementioned Limbo and Inside.

New Fallout 76 Expansions Are Coming

Bethesda took a moment to show off what's next for Fallout 76 Players, including two new upcoming expansions: Steel Reign and Return to the Pitt.

Hades Is Coming to Xbox

The critically-acclaimed Hades is coming to Xbox Series X|S. It's also releasing on Game Pass on day one.

New Halo Release Window Confirmed; Multiplayer Gameplay Revealed

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One of the biggest questions on people's minds in the lead-up to this event was whether or not we'd finally get confirmation of Halo Infinite's release date.

ESO Online Is Also Getting A Next-Gen Console Upgrade

Like Doom Eternal, The Elder Scrolls Online is getting a next-gen upgrade exclusively on Xbox Series X|S.

Party Animals Is A Goofy Physics-Based Brawler Coming To Game Pass

Party Animals is launching on Xbox Game Pass for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. It appears similar to the fan-favorite party brawler Gang Beasts.

Diablo 2: Resurrected Release Date Confirmed

The upcoming Diablo 2: Resurrected got a release date, and it's coming soon. It's worth noting the game will also be arriving on PlayStation platforms.

Plague Tale Sequel Is Announced

A Plague Tale: Innocence is getting a sequel in the form of A Plague Tale: Requiem. It'll be coming to Xbox Series X|S on launch day sometime in 2022.

Forza Horizon 5 Is Announced, Set In Mexico

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Forza Motorsport 8 isn't out yet, but that didn't stop Microsoft from revealing a new Forza Horizon game. Set in Mexico this time around, Forza Horizon 5 aims to give players more new cars and events to race in across a sprawling world.

Far Cry 6 Gets New Gameplay Trailer

While Ubisoft gave us a glimpse at Far Cry 6's story during its E3 2021 presentation, we got to see more gameplay during the Xbox Bethesda stream.

Slime Rancher 2 Is Announced

A sequel to the fan-favorite Slime Rancher was announced. The new first-person life simulator adventure game looks to amp up the visuals and mechanics of its predecessor.

Jack Sparrow Is Coming To Sea Of Thieves

In an oddly fitting move, Rare's Sea of Thieves will be getting a new expansion featuring Jack Sparrow from Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean. Sea of Thieves players won't have to wait long for it, as it's coming on June 22.

Shredders Is A New Snowboarding Game Coming In 2021

Snowboarding fans looking for a new-gen take on the sport can finally hit the slopes on PC and Xbox Series X, as Shredders has just been revealed.

New Trailer For Atomic Heart

Developer Mundfish's first-person shooter Atomic Heart got a new trailer, which didn't reveal a release date but, at least, confirmed the game will be available at launch on Xbox Game Pass.

Replaced Is A Pixel-Art Dystopian Thriller

It's not especially clear what's happening in the reveal trailer for Replaced, but it looks incredibly compelling. It has a distinct style that mixes pixel art, side-scrolling gameplay, and high-quality 3D and lighting effects.

Grounded Is Getting A New Update

The Honey-I-Shrunk-The-Kid-esque survival game, Grounded, is getting a free update packed with new features. Players won't have to wait long too, as it's coming at the end of June.

The Outer Worlds 2

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A brief teaser trailer confirmed The Outer Worlds 2. While not much was shown, the trailer is worth a watch for its sassiness alone.

New Trailer For The Ascent

The Ascent is one of the earlier Xbox Series X|S reveals from Microsoft when it was first discussing the platform last year. As such, it got a new trailer during the stream, giving us another look at how this isometric Cyberpunk action game is shaping up.

New Age Of Empires 4 Trailer

A new trailer for Age of Empire IV was showcased, offering another look at the latest game in the long-running RTS franchise.

Among Us Adds 15-Player Lobbies

A brief trailer confirmed that Among Us will be getting expanded lobby settings among other new modes.

Eiyuden Chronicle Release Window Confirmed; Spin-Off Announced

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes is an upcoming spiritual successor to the cult-favorite Suikoden RPG series. A side-scrolling action-focused spin-off was also announced, likely to tie folks over who are eagerly awaiting the main game's release.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Is Coming To Xbox Series X|S; Getting A Top Gun Tie-In

After being a PC exclusive for quite some time, Microsoft Flight Simulator is finally coming to Xbox Series X|S. It's also getting a free add-on themed around the fan-favorite Top Gun franchise.

Arkane Reveals New IP Called Redfall; Confirmed As An Xbox-Exclusive

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Redfall is a new open-world cooperative immersive-sim developed by Arkane Studios--the developer behind Dishonored and Prey. It puts you and your friends up against a legion of vampires.

The Xbox Mini Fridge Is Coming

Microsoft capped off its E3 2021 presentation with a new trailer for its upcoming Xbox Series X-themed mini-fridge. Yes, you read that right.

For everything else happening this E3, check out our guide for the event featuring a full schedule and list of presenters.

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