Xbox and Bethesda recently announced a games showcase happening on 12 June. This will likely fill in for the lack of E3 presentations this year, with Xbox expected to deliver several updates and new reveals from their list of first-party studios. According to a new report, the showcase will clock in at around 90 minutes.
As spotted by ResetEra users, the calendar clock on the official website lists the event with a run time of 90 minutes. This is par for the course when it comes to Xbox presentations, as they generally tend to run for a similar length or 2 hours at most.
We recommend taking this with a grain of salt as this run time hasn’t been confirmed by Microsoft yet. However, it’s a good indication that the showcase will have a healthy amount of games to show with that length.
In related news, insider Rand al Thor also revealed that nearly every internal studio at Xbox will have something to show at the upcoming event. This also lead to the show being cut to 90 minutes as certain studios will have “multiple things” to show as well.
As for what could be shown at the event, it’s almost a given that Bethesda Game Studios will offer a presentation for their upcoming sci-fi RPG, Starfield, set to release on 11 November 2022. We’ll also likely hear about Arkane’s upcoming co-op vampire slaying game Redfall, as that’s expected to launch sometime this year.
Meanwhile, Forza Horizon developer Playground Games is currently working on the anticipated Fable reboot, though it might be too soon to show off any concrete gameplay yet. Ninja Theory has been hard at work on Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga, while Turn10 is working on the next Forza Motorsport title.
Following their acquisition of Bethesda and Zenimax Media, Microsoft now has a plethora of first-party studios working on multiple projects. Hopefully this is the showcase that delivers a good glimpse into the future of Xbox.