Officially announced today after speculation swirled the last week or so, Microsoft has announced its Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, which takes place during E3 2021 on June 13th at 10 am Pacific.
Whether or not Xbox and Bethesda would host separate conferences during E3 this year was up for debate following the acquisition of the Maryland-based ZeniMax Media, Bethesda's parent company, earlier this year. Speculation came about after reports stated that Xbox had plans of hosing a joint conference with the publisher, and it seems those reports have been proven true. Today via its own Xbox Wire, Microsoft has announced its E3 showcase, taking place with Bethesda on June 13th at 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern.
Microsoft is touting world premieres, announcements for Xbox Game Pass and more during its 90-minute long event, though it's not stated how much time will be devoted to just Bethesda's titles as well as the other Xbox first party studios.
Via the announcement on Xbox Wire:
"You’ve told us how excited you are about welcoming Bethesda into the Xbox family, so we know you’re going to want a front-row seat to the Xbox & Bethesda Games showcase – a 90-minute show packed with 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."
Viewers wil be able to check out the showcase in a multitude of places, though all on the Xbox-branded channels, on Twitch, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The acquisition of Bethesda by Microsoft has opened the door for the Xbox maker to snag exclusives for their platform from one of the most celebrated studios out there, such as Bethesda Game Studios' Starfield, which is reported to be an Xbox and PC exclusive.