MICROSOFT has confirmed an Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase will be taking place next month.
The event will be live-streamed on June 13 at 10:00am PT (6pm BST).
The event will be live-streamed on June 13Credit: XBox
The showcase will reveal new games from the Xbox Game Studios and Bethesda.
Other games creators will also be showing new content for PC and Xbox.
The event will be totally digital due to the ongoing pandemic.
Microsoft hasn’t ruled out having fans at similar events in the future though.
Xbox fans can expect some new game revealsCredit: Getty
The tech giant is promising a showcase “packed with everything you want to know about the epic gaming lineup coming out of this partnership, the incredible games coming to Xbox this holiday, upcoming releases on Xbox Game Pass, and more”
It should last 90 minutes.
You can watch it on the likes of Twitch or YouTube.
We don’t know what to expect for sure but some fans are speculating new Halo Infinite and Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II content.
Others are hoping for information on Bethesda’s highly anticipated Starfield.
Gaming fans will want to keep June 13 free to find out about all the new games first.
How much will the PS5 and Xbox Series X cost?
Here’s what you need to know…
Respected Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter thinks we’ll see a major price war.
“From what I’ve seen, Sony’s gonna have to charge $500 for the PS5,” he explained.
“Microsoft has a big balance sheet. If they wanna cut the price by $100 – just price below [PS5] and subsidise the first 10million [units] – they will.
“So I think that they’re waiting to have Sony blink first, and then they’ll reveal the price. Very likely $400.”
Fellow gaming industry insider Peter Moore agreed with Pachter’s predictions.
Moore was formerly an EA and Microsoft exec, and was speaking on the Bonus Round podcast.
He said: “Michael’s right. What both companies are going through right now is: ‘How much can we afford to lose in the first 12 to 18 months?’
“‘What is our attach rate of software to hardware? What are we willing to do in year one, two and three to hit 10million [units]?'”
Sadly, neither Microsoft nor Sony have confirmed pricing for either of their consoles – or even hinted at a range.
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