Day Two of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is headlined by a showcase event from Microsoft and Bethesda Softworks. Remember, the software titan acquired the maker of games such as “The Elder Scrolls” and “Fallout” last year.
The annual video game convention was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year’s event, which runs through Tuesday, will be online only.
Among the games, many are most anticipating updates about are 343 Industries’ “Halo Infinite,” due later this year for Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Windows PCs, and “Starfield,” a space epic announced by Bethesda in 2018. Also on Sunday, Square Enix (Final Fantasy) and Warner Bros. Entertainment (“Back 4 Blood”) and a show devoted to PC games.
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Jack Sparrow joins ‘Sea of Thieves’
The Xbox’s popular pirate-themed online adventure game meets the Pirates of the Caribbean. A new journey featuring Jack Sparrow and friends arrives later this month.
This super short teaser which kinda didn’t reveal a ton comes from Avalanche Studios, the creators of the action series Just Cause. Cool music, though. It will launch day on one Xbox Game Pass. It’s described as “a co-op smuggler’s paradise set in the fictional world of 1970s Bayan.”
Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl
Post apolayptic? Check. Open world? Check. Freaky creatures you have to defeat? Check. The first-person shooter will launch April 28, 2022 for PC and Xbox.
‘Starfield’ is coming this November
And we have one of our first big leaks of E3: The Washington Post released a trailer for the Bethesda project Starfield, which will launch November 11, 2022 on PC and Xbox Series X|S. It’s from the creators of Bethesda hits Fallout and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. But, goodness, the idea of a Skyrim style game in space sounds really intriguing.
On stage, Bethesda Game Studios’ Todd Howard said Starfield features “a new universe set hundreds of years in our future. It’s an epic about hope our shared humanity and answering our greatest mystery.”