E3 2021: Xbox and Bethesda Showcase

Well, wasn’t that a show to talk about? Fan or not, take the time to watch the full showcase. The value for money Xbox is providing at the moment in Game Pass is second to none, added with more console availability across the globe, a solid partnership with several development houses, and 20 years of experience, the next two years with Xbox will be absolute gems. 

This was truly a celebration of games. 


All new IP IN SPACE from Bethesda coming 11.11.22. 

There wasn’t much discussed but with over a year to launch I am sure we will see more and more as development progresses. 

S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2: Heart of Chernobyl

The exclusion zone. An actual bucket list trip for me. However, I would prefer it not be in this version of the world. Truly what looks to be a horrifying experience will be available on 28 April 2022 on Game Pass.

Back 4 Blood

I won’t spend too much time on this one as there is a lot of the game on show but enjoy the chaos below. This will be out October 12, a day one addition to Xbox Game Pass. 


Announced this evening as an Xbox console exclusive, Contraband is a co-op smuggler’s paradise set in the fictional world of 1970s Bayan. Could be fun. It will be a day one Xbox Game Pass release.

Sea of Thieves: A Pirates Life

Love some rum? Join Captain Jack Sparrow and crew on an epic story free to all Sea of Thieves owners (it is on Game Pass) on June 22nd 2021.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

Dropped on Xbox Game Pass mid showcase. Enjoy!

Twelve Minutes

An interactive top down thriller about a man stuck in a time loop. A traumatic time loop where murder occurs and you are the accused. With voices of James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe, this is sure to be someone’s cup of tea. Available 18 August 2021.

Psychonauts 2

This looks a bit on the strange side, with platforming and puzzling and vibrant colours, it will arrive day one on Xbox Game Pass on August 22 2021. 

Fallout 76

Bethesda has lots going for Fallout 76 and fans of their nuclear wasteland. Steel Reign will ask you to choose justice or duty and will be free to all owners on July 7 2021. Later in 2022, a new expeditions mode: The Pitt, will also release.

Elder Scrolls Online

18 million players live and love in the world of The Elder Scrolls Online, and with new content coming their way, I just expect those numbers to keep growing. The game is also being optimised for a true Xbox Series X/S experience, and is on Game Pass. 

Party Animals

The next great games evening game in my opinion. Cute and violent. Just how we like it. Coming day one to Xbox Games Pass in 2022.

Halo Infinite

It wouldn’t be an Xbox showcase without Halo. The world is looking beautiful, noted as the largest most open world to date. Best news is that Multiplayer has been announced and looks like those evenings turned early mornings with buddies will be back. Red or Blue?

Diablo II: Resurrected

Street date 23 September 2021. Need I say more?

A Plague Tale: Requiem

This disturbing reveal trailer had our editor excited. The rest of us were a bit grossed out. It looks amazing though and after the first game, this is bound to be an excellent story to live through. Coming 2022 to Game Pass on Day One.

Atomic Heart

Atomic Heart is based in the Soviet Union around 1955 and is in a different reality to ours where technology like the internet, holograms and robots are already a part of daily life. This obviously has some weird side affects. See more below. Coming day one to Game Pass.

Age of Empires IV

The long loved Age of Empires is coming to Xbox in October of 2021. Strategise. Conquer. Be murdered… I hope I can still use cheat codes. 

The Outer Worlds 2

By far the most entertaining trailer of the evening. There wasn’t much shown except a beautiful world and the fact that it would be a day one Game Pass release.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

For the first time in history, Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to console, and it looks beautiful. It will be a day one release on game pass on July 27 2021.

Forza Horizon 5

Cars! Vroom! Mexico! Jungle! Desert! City! Beautiful.

No but really. Like it looks like its real life. It will be a day one release on Game Pass. A testament to the art of video games.


Announced for the first time during the showcase this is a new co-op ppen world shooter. Kill vampires with what look to be supernatural abilities or enhanced technolgies. It’s an Xbox Exclusive and will release sometime in 2022 day one on Xbox Game Pass.

In summary…

Time to get an Xbox guys.


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