With Bethesda and Game Pass behind it, Microsoft has made the Xbox Series X impossibly attractive


When Microsoft claimed that it would ‘power our dreams with the next-generation of Xbox’ in the run-up to the Xbox Series X, I don’t know that any of us could have anticipated that it would look quite like this. In the 90-minute Xbox E3 2021 showcase, packed with over 30 game reveals and announcements, Microsoft put on what was undoubtedly its best E3 briefing in years and acted as savior of what has been a pretty underwhelming E3 2021 showing from the ESA. 

There was a lot riding on this from Microsoft. It’s the first major presentation since the $7 billion acquisition of Zenimax last year, which included Arkane Studios and Bethesda Game Studios, amongst numerous other world class outfits. No matter what happened at E3 2021, Microsoft had to demonstrate that the acquisition spree it has been on since 2018 was not only worth the investment, but enough to shake the long-standing impression that Xbox has no exclusives. You’d be hard pressed to make that argument now, as Xbox outlined a powerful and dreamlike lineup of exclusives. 

Bethesda takes center stage

(Image credit: Xbox Game Studios)



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