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Microsoft reveals the date on which the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase will take place! Will it be up to last year’s?

It’s go again. The spring that is here is nothing but the harbinger of an approaching summer, and this one will once again be busy for video game enthusiasts. Although we recently learned of the outright cancellation of E3 2022, the studios are in no way admitting defeat. This is the case of Microsoft, which announced today that its Xbox & Bethesda Showcase will indeed be part of it.

As tradition dictates, it’s in June that everything will happen. The firm gives us an appointment on June 12 at 7 p.m. French time, online and with our notebook. Because this year again, the studio should have a lot to reveal to us! Let’s not forget that the 2021 showcase was not only the most anticipated but also the most stunning. We had been treated to a ton of announcements concerning exclusive games! What about this year?

What can we expect from the Xbox & Bethesda Showcase?

During the 2021 showcase, we had the opportunity to discover nuggets, which have still not seen the light of day and of which we are patiently awaiting news. This is the case of Starfieldwhich has a release date for this end of the year, but also red fall, a vampire game that was unveiled in a mesmerizing animated trailer. We also think of contrabandwhich got nothing but a short teaser.

On our side, we are also waiting for indie games Somerville, Replaced or The Outer Worlds 2. Obviously, in its press release, Microsoft does not provide any details eloquent enough to reveal the content of the showcase. We should therefore have more clues in the coming weeks, or have a complete surprise on D-Day!

The Activision Blizzard case

Last year was an opportunity for Microsoft to capitalize on the takeover of Bethesda and all of its subsidiaries. This is why the showcase was so named, and it contained many announcements about Bethesda games. This year, however, Activision should not be present, even if Microsoft proceeded to its acquisition at the beginning of the year.

Indeed, it still has to be scrutinized by the competent authorities and receive unanimous approval, especially in Europe. The acquisition should therefore not be effective before at least 2023. In addition, once completely acquired, Activision will have to come under the control of Microsoft, Bethesda benefiting from an exceptional independent status which should not be granted to it given its problems. judicial.

No Activision for this year then, but surely next year, who knows? Be that as it may, we can count on Microsoft to prepare us for a conference in the stars, as the image shared by the firm predicts.

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