While E3 2022 is cancelled, there are a handful of big gaming events this summer, one of which is the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. While the event is still some time away, it’s never too early to prepare, and here in this post we’ve rounded up how to view the showcase and what to expect.
For anyone up to speed, Microsoft owns Bethesda following its purchase of the gaming giant in 2020, and that’s why the companies are hosting their showcase together this way.
When is the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase?
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase takes place on Sunday, June 12. It starts at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET, and you can check out more regional times below.
Sunday, June 12
- 10 a.m. (Pacific time)
- 12 p.m. Central Time
- 1 p.m. ET
- 18:00 GMT
- 2am JST (Monday June 13)
- 3am AEST (Monday June 13)
How long is the Xbox and Bethesda game showcase?
Microsoft has yet to officially announce how long the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will last, but chief marketing officer Aaron Greenberg said on Twitter which should be in the area of 90 minutes. “We don’t have a final runtime for the show yet. But yeah, we usually end up close to that 90-minute mark,” Greenberg said.
For comparison, the 2021 Xbox and Bethesda event lasted 1 hour and 25 minutes.
How to watch Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will be streamed in a variety of places, including through the official Xbox pages on YouTube, Twitch, and TikTok, among others. Microsoft will stream the event in more than 30 languages, including ASL. GameSpot will also broadcast a live stream of the showcase.
What to expect at Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase
The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will feature “amazing titles” from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda and third-party Microsoft partners around the world, Microsoft said in its announcement. There will also be updates on Xbox Game Pass and Microsoft’s efforts in the PC space, the company said.
Microsoft didn’t provide details on the games that will be showcased at the event, but Bethesda’s Starfield is a safe bet: It’s due out on November 11, 2022, and could be one of the biggest games this year. Microsoft also has new Fable and Forza Motorsport games in the works that could be shown off. As for Bethesda, the showcase could bring more news about Redfall and MachineGames’ Indiana Jones games. As always, there are bound to be unexpected announcements and new reveals as well.