- Mar 12, 2016
Mentioned by GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb in the latest GamesBeat Decides podcast, Xbox is said to be planning to hold an event of some sort related to Bethesda in the near future. Grubb says that this will be one of the marquee events that Xbox has as it leads up to E3 2021. “Once the deal closes, they will talk about it in a big way. I don’t know if it will be like a full Direct-style event, but they will make note of it and they will talk about it extensively and explain what it means to everybody,” Grubb explained. “Expect that to happen sometime in mid-March.”
The reason why Xbox hasn’t held a presentation like this already is because, as Grubb mentioned, the deal to acquire Bethesda hasn’t formally transpired yet. While the announcement of the intention to acquire the publisher was done last year, the deal doesn’t actually close for a few more weeks. As such, Microsoft has had to remain somewhat quiet about what it intends to do with Bethesda and its studios, or else it would be breaking the law.