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The Xbox + Bethesda 2021 E3 Showcase & Discussion Thread

How many games will they show at Xbox E3 2021?

  • 20 games

    Votes: 80 31.9%
  • 35 games

    Votes: 48 19.1%
  • 50 games

    Votes: 19 7.6%
  • 60 games (same as 2019)

    Votes: 17 6.8%
  • 85 games

    Votes: 13 5.2%
  • 100 games

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • Over 100 games

    Votes: 72 28.7%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .


Jan 7, 2018
Battlefield was the best game of the show. Halo Multiplayer looked great. Sea of thieves did really come unexpected and looked awesome. Sadly the gameplay isnt for me.
Forza Horizon leading the genre as it always did. Never started me to play it, probably wont do it again but for people that like it. awesome.

All in all one of the best Xbox E3's of all time. But that really is not saying much. Hope it had some epic moments for others, for me it was decent showing but nothing that made me "damn" but a few, ohh looks nice. gonna check it out. Arkanes game COULD be fun, only cinematic.
Halo Multiplayer on PC, gonna check it out. Back 4 Blood was always on my list gonna play on PC and is multiplat anyway. Diablo release date trailer was a nice bonus but that game will be a nice 2 week game for me, also on PC and not from Microsoft. So yeah, dont know.

7.5/10 ?
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Oct 27, 2012
Liked Plague Tale 2, the JRPG duology whose name escapes me, Psychonauts 2 and Stalker 2. Sorta spaced out at everything else. It was all so... samey.

Then again I don't play multiplayer
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Feb 21, 2018
A good, not great, show.

What MS are doing is undeniable. Within a couple of years, she sheer volume of titles will make gamepass too compelling to pass up. I will grab a series X then.

I just think it's a pity that they do not have one absolutely cutting edge title. Stalker 2 should not the best game in your line up (although it looked ace).

Halo was especially disappointing. Series S clearly an absolute lead weight on development.


Sep 16, 2010
Pretty good show overall, got some nice looks at stuff we were all expecting.

No megaton keeps it from being epic but not bad overall. Way better than the Ubisoft dumpster fire yesterday.

Battlefield looks absolutely amazing, Forza looked insane as well.
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El Pistolero

May 21, 2020
Hands down the best Xbox E3 press event ever for me because of them coming out and showing what's coming, and they investment in exclusives shows.

Contraband by Avalanche.

Starfield on the Creation 2 Engine looks simply amazing, next gen only and xbox exclusive.

Halo Infinite looks NUTSSSSSSSSS!!! The engine looks fucking fantastic, a new SMART AI!!! Wasn't expecting to see that, but they are carrying forward a story thread hinted at in Halo 4, which I love. I never expected we would have another Smart AI, so this is a very pleasant surprise. Even the MP looks great, and I don't play MP. What a big enhancement over last year.

Redfall from Arkane

Forza Horizon 5... all day one in game pass, and so much more. Game Pass is the best deal in gaming hands down. Xbox and Bethesda knocked this shit out of the park. I'm even excited by a top gun addition to Flight Simulator, and genuinely curious about the Captain Jack addition to Sea of Thieves. Microsoft absolutely nailed this conference.

You had this post written a few minutes after they had announced the date of their show, with a few blank spaces to insert games titles into. 😂😁
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Jan 14, 2012
Did you guy's see Kojima and Persona port....me neither
What about BF2042 and ALL Ubi’s games on Game Pass day one?

But don’t let any of these get in the way of the astroturfing, delusions, and downright wishful thinking cycle to once again restart starting early next year up until the next E3.

You know what they say? Time is a flat circle!
Apr 11, 2009
Looked forward to this show. As i've been pretty disappointed by Sony recently and as I did not grab a next gen console, I thought why not jump ship to Xbox ?

Well, could not be hyped enough, maybe next time...


Jun 11, 2020
I'm not going to rate the show. I'm not interested in buying an Xbox.

Looks like Psychonauts and Forza Horizon are expected to carry 2021. That's not much. Everything else has a 2022 or 2023 timestamp.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The MS rushed their launch. This has all the markings of a Holiday 2021 console. The 2022 dates are going to be missed by like half those games. Their 2022 is what Sony is pumping out in 2021. I can't believe they pitched Halo as a Holiday 2020 game. What kind of fucking pipedream was that? It might not even make 2021.

In a bid to prevent Sony from getting a headstart, they pretty much sold fans a lie, and that has to be abundantly clear right now. Don't blame COVID, this was a bait and switch, plain and simple. They could never have the games for 2020, even if there wasn't a pandemic. They were prepping BC games the whole time.

Anyway, Starfield, Forza Horizon, Replaced, and Somerville were games I want to see more of. The rest I don't much care for. I'm not an FPS fan, so some of the bigger names were lost on me. If you own an Xbox, I just hope you were satisfied with the presser.


May 10, 2012
That was a solid show. Nothing spectacular, and unfortunately a lot of "empty" trailers like Outer World 2, Redband [or whatever], Contraband and even Starfield was a whole lot of nothing.

Battlefield and Replaced looked incredible.


Feb 12, 2021
There are a couple of things I missed, but overall I thought the presentations was great. Has to be the best MS conference in years it feels like.

I'm coming from Ubisofts shitshow yesterday though so we'll see how it stacks up at the end of E3 when everyone have had their presentations.


Nov 27, 2015
I'm looking forward to some next-gen RPGs/JRPGs. Hoping Square pulls through.
Also, the evolution from Xbox Gold vs.PS+ has been interesting. I think Microsoft has done a great job to add value to a subscription service.


Feb 21, 2018
This whole show...riddled with shoved in your mouf diversity. You would think we are in the middle of Africa at a microsoft Africa games showcase. It is oh so tiring

The only one I can think of was the Arkane game with the over the top 'slay queen' afro chick.


Jan 23, 2010
You had this post written a few minutes after they had announced the date of their show, with a few blank spaces to insert games titles into. 😂😁

Nice try with the bait! NOT WORKING. Too fucking excited!!! :messenger_tears_of_joy::messenger_tears_of_joy:

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May 25, 2020
It was a great showing for Gamepass, lots of games coming to it both new and old. Psychonauts 2 was the best game of the show for me. The new Forza Horizon was graphically most impressive for sure.

A couple other standouts were Replaced and Eiyuden. Stalker 2 has great lighting. Redfall seems promising but gotta see some gameplay first.
Starfield was the biggest disappointment, no gameplay still?

Overall a good show, better than MS have had in a while. Not many surprises though.


Feb 5, 2013
I am disappointed to say the least. They did not deliver. None of the games they showed last year in CG form were at the show.

- Fable
- Perfect Dark
- State of Decay
- Everwild
- Forza 7
- Avowed
- Hellblade 2

Instead we got a bunch more CG or in engine trailers in Starfield and this new Bethesda Arcane game. It's like they dont learn.

Forza Horizon 5 was the game of the show. Environments looked amazing but the city and lighting looked fairly cross gen. No fancy destruction either. I wouldnt be surprised if this is also on last gen consoles even though Phil said its designed from the ground up on next gen consoles (Where have we heard that before.)

The rest of it was just a lot of fluff. Stalker looked the best out of the lot, but looks like metro on PC. Not a lot of next gen stuff. I am just very disappointed by both first party publishers. Angry with Sony, but mostly just disappointed by MS who are honest but they just cant seem to deliver even with 23 studios. I wished Bluepoint and KojiPro had gone to Microsoft instead of Sony after Sonys cross gen stance, but now I am not sure. MS just doesnt know how to manage their studios.

The Last Night Replaced was amazing. Fuck era.

Gonna have it to give it a C.


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Mar 31, 2011
Well im sold till 2022.

  1. Battlefield
  2. Psychonauts
  3. Halo Infinite - But im likely going to be a battlefield player. 128 players of chaos sounds too good....give us Metro 2042 and im in heaven(read as hell).
  4. Stalker 2
  5. Forza Horizon 5
  6. Flight Sim - how they got it to work is beyond me.
  7. A Plagues Tale Requiem.
  8. Atomic Heart, a weird game i keep forgetting is coming out.
  9. So much gamepass this is getting ridiculous.
For me a great show.
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Nov 24, 2020
It was an alright conference. Not as many big games. Just a lot of post apocalyptical shooters indies. The ending was pretty bad to end on though lol.


Jan 8, 2021
the conference had good content, but I was expecting more gameplay FROM Microsoft's games and something new that's not cgi.
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console wars 2020 - participant
Apr 26, 2018
Sony just needs 5 minutes of God of war uncut gameplay to obliterate this show if we are being honest

Jesus Christ, can you bitter arrogant twats not pull your dicks out of Sony's arse for just two minutes?

Keep it for the Sony E3 thread or whatever the fuck they are doing this year. Quite frankly who gives a toss about God of sodding War.


Aug 20, 2014
Colorado Springs
Microsoft moving up through the gears… Can only imagine what shape they’ll be in next year and beyond. Very good show, and my GamePass subscription is locked in - unbelievable value.

Defence force will be in a huddle now, agreeing on approved messaging :messenger_tears_of_joy: What time is the Sony show?
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