We have compiled a big list of everything Xbox that you need to know about that was announced in E3 2021. Microsoft dropped some heavy content and announcements during its showcase at the E3 2021 expo. This includes the next Halo game, a Disney partnership for the Sea of Thieves game and so much more!
What’s New on Xbox?
A lot! This is the time of the year where industry giants like to rev it up a notch with announcements and new games. This year, Microsoft has truly outdone themselves as they announced a huge lineup of game titles for this year, particularly Halo Infinite.
In addition, they are turning a meme about how the Xbox looks like a refrigerator into a real product. Well played, Microsoft. If the Xbox refrigerator isn’t enough to get you excited then how we talk about the 30 games that were showcased in E3 2021!
That’s right, in addition, to add the excitement and refrigerators, Microsoft announced 30 games, of which 27 of them will be available on the Xbox Game Pass subscription service. In case you missed any of them, here is a list of some of the games that will be available for the Xbox Game Pass (more coming soon):
- Yakuza: Like a Dragon, June 13
- Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance, June 22
- Flight Simulator (for Xbox), July 27
- The Ascent, July 29
- Hades, Aug. 13
- Twelve Minutes, Aug. 19
- Psychonauts 2, Aug. 25
- Aragami 2, Sept. 17
- Sable, Sept. 23
- Back 4 Blood, Oct. 12
- Age of Empires IV, Oct. 28
- Forza Horizon 5, Nov. 9
- Shredders, December
- Anacrusis, fall 2021
- Scorn, fall 2021
- Among Us, 2021
- Hello Neighbor 2, 2021
- The Gunk, 2021
- Halo Infinite, holiday 2021
- Sea of Thieves, June 22, 2021
The Xbox Game Pass is available for $9.99/Month for the Xbox-only version and $9.99/Month for the PC version. If you want both the Xbox and PC versions, you can opt-in for the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $14.99/Month and gain access to all of the services’ platforms. In addition, Microsoft has a deal with EA play that allows Xbox Game Pass (PC version and Ultimate version) to have access to EA’s library of subscription titles too.
The Leak Before E3 2021 Announcement
Ahead of the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase at E3 2021, The Washington Post accidentally leaked the trailer for the new Starfield game. Starfield is an all-new space RPG game made by Bethesda (The game studio that is owned by Microsoft) and is due to release on November 11th, 2022.
“It’s a game we’ve dreamed of playing, and it wasn’t till now that we have the hardware, the technology, and the team is hard at work at home to make that dream a reality,” — Todd Howard (Bethesda Games Studio Head)
To check out more about Starfield, check out this article!
In addition to the exciting space RPG game, the company also released its next big racing game — Forza Horizon 5. A next-generation game that was built to take advantage of the new technology built into the latest Xbox consoles.
Time to Xbox and Chill — The Xbox Mini-fridge
What might have started out as a meme has actually made itself into reality? At least that was the case for the Xbox mini-fridge. This was the result of which the company had made a promise to its audience after defeating Skittles in a Twitter poll. According to the announcements, we can expect the Xbox mini-fridge to be released this holiday 2021.
Recap of Some Exciting Announcements made on Sunday
This was perhaps one of the biggest announcements that was made during the showcase since the trailer leaked. According to the announcements, this will be an Xbox exclusive game that will be launching on November 11, 2022. Let the anticipation games begin.
If you are a Halo fan, then buckle up your seatbelts! Microsoft just confirmed that the next generation Halo game will be releasing this fall 2021! Check out the latest game videos (below) for some incredible gameplay. While the company did not give out too many details on the game, the Official revela video was more than enough to get fans riled up! Microsoft also said the game’s multiplayer element will be free to download.
Forza Horizon 5
As mentioned before, the Forza Horizon 5 will be a next-generation game meant for the latest Xbox Series X/S technology. Set in Mexico, the game was developed using real-world photos and videos that were captured in Mexico to ensure the most realistic experience.
With all the zombie talks nowadays, how can the roster be complete without a Zombie game? Microsoft announced their new horror game called S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 that is based in Chernobyl. Radioactive zombies, just what we need. The zombie game is set to launch on April 28 of 2022.
Back 4 Blood
Not enough Zombie games? Say no more. Introducing Back 4 Blood, a similar game to Left 4 Dead is set to release on October 12, 2021. Rev up your chainsaws and sharpen your machete, you might need it.
Oh, you thought we were done with zombies? Well, yes we are. BUT now, we have vampires! Introducing Redfall, a cooperative shooting game where you get to kill vampires will be dropping in 2022!
Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life
This was one of the big announcements made on Sunday during the E3 Xbox and Besthesda showcase. The huge multiplayer online pirate game will be receiving a free update on June 22. The update will be introducing Captain Jack Sparrow and Davy Jones to an original storyline based on the Pirates of the Caribbean.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft announced that the immersive flight simulator is finally coming to the new generation of Xbox consoles on July 27, 2021. Check it out here.
Far Cry 6
There has been a lot of hype on social media regarding Far Cry 6. And who wouldn’t? Far Cry 6 is an upcoming first-person shooter game developed by Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft and will be released on October 7th, 2021
This is a very interesting game that was announced by Microsoft. The unusual story-based game will be releasing on August 19th, 2021 and include performances by renowned stars like James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, Willem Dafoe, and others.
The Outer Worlds 2
A highly anticipated space adventure game, The Outer Worlds 2 was announced and will be released soon according to the developers.
Stay tuned for more updates on CoreXbox!