When is Xbox’s E3 conference? As one of the big three games companies, Microsoft has a lot of pressure on it to perform well at E3. Its Xbox Series X|S has fallen behind rival Sony’s PlayStation 5, at least in part because of a dearth of headlining exclusives. E3 will be its chance to drum up some new excitement around the console and get gamers back on the hype train.
Microsoft will host its Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase Sunday, June 13. The pre-show begins at 11:45 a.m. ET, and the conference itself is set to start at 1 p.m. ET. It will run for 90 minutes.
Beyond that, we’re currently in the dark about Microsoft’s plans. The company has yet to shade in any of the details about its broadcast.
So what can we expect from the event? Xbox game Studios will likely play the biggest part. More news about 343 Industries’ Halo Infinite is an all but sure thing. Also likely are updates about Playground Games’ Forza Horizon 5 and Double Fine Productions’ Psychonauts 2.
It’s also possible we’ll get new info about Microsoft Flight Simulator for Xbox, the still-mysterious Age of Empires 4 and Avowed, and Grounded’s next big update.
Bethesda is another major draw for this conference, so don’t be surprised to get at least a small taste of the company’s upcoming sci-fi RPG Starfield. Almost nothing is known about the game at this point, and release seems a ways away, but the timing seems right for another quick tease. On the other hand, Elder Scrolls 6 will likely stay quiet.
Deathloop will likely make an appearance — though there’s not much left in the hype tank for that game after its several delays — and a rumored second project from Arkane Studios could show up as well.