E3 2021 Microsoft Press Conference Roundup

13 June 2021
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E3 2021 Microsoft Press Conference Roundup

The E3 2021 Microsoft Press Conference broadcast aired today, has revealed brand new information about Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC game lineup. Microsoft’s E3 2021 keynote conference started on June 13th at 1:00PM PDT (Pacific USA) / 4:00PM EDT (Eastern USA) / 9:00PM BST (London) / 6:00AM AEST (Sydney, Australia) and lasted an hour and 30 minutes. What follows is a bulletpoints roundup

The biggest world premieres included Starfield, Somerville, Diablo 2: Resurrected, A Plague Tale 2: Requiem, Slime Rancher 2, Shredders, Atomic Heart, Replaced, The Outer Worlds 2, Forza Horizon 5, and Redfall.

Here’s the full Microsoft Xbox & Bethesda E3 2021 broadcast video:

Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase – 4K – Full Show

E3 2021 Microsoft Press Conference Roundup:

  • Bethesda’s Starfield world premiere trailer debuts to open the show! Take to the skies and explore the universe. From the creators of Skyrim & Fallout 4. Release date is November 11, 2022. Xbox Series X|S (and Xbox Cloud Gaming) console exclusive, also coming to Windows 10 PC. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • STALKER 2 trailer shown. Coming to PC and Xbox consoles in early 2022. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Valve’s Back 4 Blood coming October 22, 2021. Xbox console exclusive. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Contraband debut trailer shown. Music game. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Captain Jack Sparrow coming to Rare’s Sea of Thieves as DLC called “A Pirate’s Life”! Angry mermaids and dead angry pirates galore. Coming June 22, 2021. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Sega’s Yakuza: Like A Dragon available today. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • EA & DICE’s Battlefield 2042 gameplay debut trailer shown! Re-enacts the CGI reveal trailer in-game. Coming October 22, 2021. 128-player battles look epic. 😮
  • Anapura’s Twelve Minutes starring Willem Dafoe and others in an interactive thriller about a man in a timeloop coming August 19, 2021. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Psychonauts 2 trailer shown. Release date is August 25, 2021. Coming to PC, Mac, Linux, PS4, Xbox One & Xbox Series X. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Fallout 76: Steel Reign, Brotherhood of Steel shown. Coming July 11, 2021. Honestly surprised they are still updating this game, as hated as it is among fans. More coming with Expeditions: The Pitt expansion coming 2022. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • The Elder Scrolls Online coming to PS5 & Xbox Series X this week with optimized complete editions. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Party Animals multiplayer gameplay trailer shown. Xbox console launch exclusive, also coming to PC, in 2022. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Hades coming to Xbox Game Pass on August 13, 2021, as a console exclusive. Was already on PC a long while to great success.
  • Somerville world reveal trailer. Looks like it’s from the makers of Limbo, but a new studio with Dino Patti & Chris Olsen. Coming in 2022. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Halo: Infinite multiplayer will be free-to-play on all PC and Xbox platforms. Key Bungie staffer returns to the Halo series. Gameplay video shows the Master Chief isn’t alone after Cortana’s still missing. The pilot that woke him up is communicating with him throughout the game, as well as that he still hears Cortana’s voice echoing, but another AI takes her place (Chief was supposed to bring the rogue AI Cortana in for deletion, but that never happened). Release date is Holiday 2021 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Halo with both the story and multiplayer launching on the same day! Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Diablo 2: Resurrected action-RPG gameplay trailer shown. Remastered visuals, classic gameplay, 8-player co-op. Release date on PC & Xbox platforms is September 29, 2021.
  • A Plague Tale 2: Requiem world premiere trailer shown. Coming 2022 on PC & Xbox Consoles. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Far Cry 6 gameplay trailer shown. It’s got some crazy weapons. Xbox One & Xbox Series X console launch exclusive (that’s news to me), also on PC. Available October 7, 2021.
  • Slime Rancher 2 world premiere trailer! Coming 2022. Xbox console launch exclusive. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Shredders snowboarding debut trailer shown.
  • Atomic Heart debut trailer shown. Looks like awesome Cyberpunk sci-fi. Xbox console launch exclusive, also coming to PC. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Replaced gameplayer trailer shown. Coming 2022. Castlevania-like gameplay with bad*ss pixelart.
  • More of the Grounded Xbox & PC shooter game coming with the Shroom & Doom update that adds sitting, pets, mushrooms and the terrifying broodmother spider, but luckily you can turn on arachnophobia mode to change her into a blob (unless that was a joke). Coming June 30, also added achievements. Free with Xbox Game Pass.
  • More Among Us updates like 15 player lobbies coming. Free with Xbox Game Pass.
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising gameplay trailer shown. Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising in 2022 and Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes in 2023 coming from the original Suikoden JRPG creators! A great victory for fans to get not one but two spiritual successors. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • The Ascent trailer. Coming on July 25, 2021.
  • Age of Empires IV gameplay trailer shown. Coming October 28, 2021. Coming to Windows 10 PC and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
  • The Outer Worlds 2 reveal trailer! Still in early development the voice-over mocks. Coming to PC and Xbox platforms exclusively. Free with Xbox Game Pass.
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator beautiful gameplay trailer shows off the Xbox Series X/S version that’ll be available on July 27, 2021. In Fall 2021 we’ll get a free expansion that’s a Top Gun Maverick movie tie-in!
  • Forza Horizon 5 world premiere trailer shown! Biggest open world yet. Takes place in Mexico. Actual world recreated with geographical data maps. Link up with friends online, as you drive you can activate various arcade mini-games. Create your own races with your own rulesets. Coming to PC & Xbox Series X/S. Release date is November 9, 2021. Free on day one with Xbox Game Pass!
  • Redfall world premiere trailer shown! Bethesda’s Arcane team announced the next Xbox console exclusive. Team-based shooter where the enemies are vampires you can kill with wooden stake guns and UV light ray guns. Coming Summer 2022 to PC and Xbox platforms.
  • Xbox Mini Fridge coming Holiday 2021. People kept saying the Xbox Series X looks like a little fridge, so they went with it. Yes, really haha. :>

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Credit: Microsoft

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