Day 2 of E3 kicked off with the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase. For 90 minutes, Xbox fans got to see announcements, world premieres, and more. All told, the showcase featured 30 games, 27 of which will make it to Game Pass at launch. Here is a curated selection of the biggest announcements.
The Outer Worlds 2 (TBA)
The Outer Worlds, Obsidian’s space-faring RPG, launched in 2019. It was well-received, but fans and critics alike did note that it was lacking on content. The Outer Worlds 2 will likely build on the foundation of its predecessor and offer a lot to players. The game has no release date, but it will be available on Xbox Game Pass at launch.
Forza Horizon 5 (November 9, 2021)
The Forza Horizon series is known for its open-worlds, beautiful graphics, and amazing vehicles. The next entry in the series will take everything to the next level. Mexico provides the biggest playground the series has ever seen and the power of the Xbox Series consoles pushes the graphical fidelity to new heights. Forza Horizon 5 launches November 9 and will be available on Game Pass at launch.
A Plague Tale: Requiem (2022)
The sequel to the award-winning game A Plague Tale: Innocence invites players to “embark on an emotional and breathtaking journey.” The game is set to launch in 2022 and will be available on Game Pass at launch.
Twelve Minutes (August 19, 2021)
Twelve Minutes is an interactive thriller about a man trapped in a time loop. It features the voices of James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, and Willem Dafoe. And, you guessed it, the game will be available on Game Pass at launch.
Slime Rancher 2 (2022)
Return to Far, Far Range with Beatrix LeBeau in Slime Rancher 2. The game will release in 2022 and will be available on Game Pass at launch.
Redfall is an original IP from the team at Arkane Austin. The game is an open-world co-op FPS. “Trapped with a handful of survivors against diabolical enemies threatening to bleed the town dry, choose your hero from a diverse roster, grouping up with others to create the perfect team of vampire slayers.” Redfall will be available on Game Pass at launch.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl (April 28, 2022)
From epic cutscenes and underground labs to open-world fields, the Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase gave us the first look at the gameplay of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl. The game will be available at launch on Game Pass and is next-gen only (PC, Xbox Series X/S).
Xbox Mini Fridge (Holiday 2021)
Next-gen mini fridge.