Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase; Match Made

Well, I was up at 5am watching the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase, with a look at 30 titles, 27 of which will be a part of Xbox Game Pass.

For context, that’s 90%. Nine out of every ten games showcased will be included in the subscription service. Why on Earth would anyone NOT have Game Pass?!

The Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase was all about them games, showing off everything from spenny AAA blockbusters to itty bitty indies. While plenty was announced, our favorites were: Our top picks are below.

Age of Empires IV

AoE is formative to my gaming life, so stoked for a good old Real Time Strategy. Might FINALLY stop me playing Age of Mythology.

Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life

I’m gonna be honest, I truly pine for the days when Pirates of the Caribbean was good. Plus it doesn’t look like Skull and Bones is showing up anytime soon, so the free expansion to Sea of Thieves is most welcome.

Starfield

Bethesda Game Studios, now freed from Zenimax Media’s neon claws, showed a teaser for their space-opera RPG. It looks, well, like a prerendered teaser. Expect more about next E3, since it’s slated for a November 2022 release.

Redfall

Aww, you though Redfall was Elder Scrolls 6? Don’t feel bad, we all did. The co-op shooter from Arkane Austin is up next year.

Hades

And, of course, one of the best games ever made, certainly the best of last year, Hades will be arriving on Xbox Series consoles in July.

Among Us

Want to play games with kids but Fortnite isn’t your jam? Good news, there’s more Among Us content coming.

Keep it here for mostly comprehensible but far from comprehensive news.

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