What highlights from Microsoft’s gaming studio for Xbox owners are in the pipeline? Does Bethesda have anything new to say about the next The Elder Scrolls RPG? And will Nintendo finally provide details about the successor to “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild”? Game fans around the world are speculating about such questions at this time. For them, this weekend is one of the most exciting of the summer, with many new announcements and publication possibilities in the near future.
The reason for this is Video Game Fair E3. Due to the pandemic, this – like Cologne Gamescom in August – will only happen digitally. Many companies from Gearbox to Bandai Namco to Capcom take the Los Angeles fair as an opportunity to present their innovations in the video stream.
Overview of the most important streams you will find here. However, the following four products are likely to attract the most attention at the show:
1) Ubisoft Forward
Ubisoft recently revealed “Far Cry 6,” the action game set to debut in early October. But what are the studios of the French company still working on? It will be revealed at an event called “Ubisoft Forward” on Saturday at 9 p.m. German time. you can watch the show Via Ubisoft’s website, “audience favourites, new announcements and a few surprises too” are promised. A pre-show will begin at 8 p.m. with content for fans of games like “For Honor”, “Watch Dogs: Legion” and “Trackmania”.
2) Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase
In 2020 it became known that Xbox manufacturer Microsoft was acquiring Zenimax Media, the mother of game studios such as Bethesda (“The Elder Scrolls”, “Fallout”) and id Software (“Doom”, “Wolfenstein”). The $7.5 billion deal surprised many players: They’re accordingly excited to see what the newlyweds will see in the upcoming “Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase.” Microsoft’s event will start at 7 pm German time on Sunday. You can find links to streams on platforms like Twitch and YouTube here.
New information about the Bethesda space game “Starfield” is expected, and should be future highlights for Microsoft’s game Flat Rate, den xbox game pass ultimate. As announced by the company, its game streaming function could also be used in a web browser in a few weeks. Microsoft also announced that it aims to release at least one new title every quarter from its 23-plus game studios. These titles, which could come from well-known studios like Ninja Theory and Obsidian Entertainment, should then be playable via Game Pass from day one.
3) Square Enix Presents
Soon after the Xbox show, game fans can join in on Square Enix: The Japanese company begins its product presentation called “Square Enix Presents” on Sunday at 9:15 p.m. German time. she seduces among other things Eidos Montreal with the world premiere of a new game, a studio that developed, for example, “Shadow of the Tomb Raider”. In addition, viewers will likely be given news about “Life is Strange: True Colors” and “Babylon’s Fall.” you can see Stream to YouTube from Square Enix and on twitch.
4) Nintendo Direct
On Mondays at 6 p.m. German time, Nintendo also joins the great struggle for attention: its “Nintendo Direct” stream supposedly about innovations for the Switch. Most of the games shown will appear this year, Japanese company announced. Their product show is going to last 40 minutes. This is followed by three more hours of “Treehouse Live”, in which live game sequences are to be expected. Both events can be seen on the company’s YouTube channel.
editor’s Note: An overview of the weekend’s most exciting sports announcements can be found on Monday afternoon at SPIEGEL.de.
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