The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will stream on June 12

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There may be no E3 this year but, let's be honest here, there's still pretty much E3 this year. Microsoft announced today that the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase will stream on Sunday, June 12, at 10 am Pacific / 1 pm Eastern. Mark your calendars, those of you who still use calendars.

What will Microsoft and Bethesda have to show off? According to them, some "amazing titles coming from Xbox Game Studios, Bethesda, and our partners around the world," though that's a little vague for my tastes. It's definitely a given that we'll finally get a real look at gameplay from Starfield, because it's due to launch in November of this year and we've only seen a tiny bit of it so far. Bring on Skyrim in space, already.

We'll probably also get another look at Redfall, Arkane's co-op vampire shooter, which is set to launch this summer, and hopefully some sort of peek at the Indiana Jones game Bethesda teased in 2021. And is it too much to hope for an Elder Scrolls 6 trailer? Yes. We'll probably have to wait until not-E3 2023 or 2024 for that.

What else? With all the studios Microsoft owns, the sky's the limit. Obsidian's Avowed, possibly, the next Fable that isn't Fable 4, new Halo stuff, Minecraft updates, maybe a bit of information about whatever the hell is going on with State of Decay 3, and presumably tons more.

The showcase will stream on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok, so you should have no trouble putting it on one of your many screens and devices on June 12. It'll be quite a busy day, because wouldn't you know it? June 12 also marks the triumphant return of The PC Gaming Show

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Chris started playing PC games in the 1980s, started writing about them in the early 2000s, and (finally) started getting paid to write about them in the late 2000s. Following a few years as a regular freelancer, PC Gamer hired him in 2014, probably so he'd stop emailing them asking for more work. Chris has a love-hate relationship with survival games and an unhealthy fascination with the inner lives of NPCs. He's also a fan of offbeat simulation games, mods, and ignoring storylines in RPGs so he can make up his own.