As Xbox fans likely know by now, Xbox will be teaming up with Bethesda for an E3 2021 showcase in just a couple of weeks, 16 days to be exact, and you may want to know how or where to watch it. Whether you’re at home, on the road, at work, school, or anywhere else, there are a handful of different ways to tune in and watch the Xbox and Bethesda E3 showcase to catch up on all the latest with the Xbox ecosystem.
Normally with these kinds of events there are one or two ways to view the content. But not this time. Not with Xbox. No, Microsoft wants to ensure that as many people as possible can view the event. And the company is off to a great start in that respect. Due to how many options you have for viewing.
Not everyone uses the same medium to consume content. So by adding additional mediums for viewers, less people will miss the show. The showcase doesn’t take place until the morning of June 13 at 10AM PST. However, we wanted to set up your viewing guide well in advance so you could be prepared for the big day.
But before we get into the different methods for viewing, let’s get a brief rundown of what the show may have in store for fans.
What to watch out for at the Xbox and Bethesda E3 showcase
For now, there’s no confirmation on any of the content that will be at the show. But we can speculate based on what we do know. Which is mainly who will be there and what hasn’t already been announced. As well as what hasn’t been heard from in a while.
With this being a showcase for Xbox and Bethesda, the large focus is going to be on games from those two. Focusing on Bethesda for a moment, there’s a chance there will be an announcement for a new Bethesda title at some point.
This could be something we haven’t heard of yet or it could be more details on a previously announced title. Since The Elder Scrolls VI is probably still many years away, one likely candidate for a detail reveal is Starfield. Bethesda’s new IP that is supposed to be exclusive to Xbox and Wind
There’s also a good chance that Bethesda will show off more content for The Elder Scrolls Online. Or even something to do with one of its many other big games. Expect there to be some information on smaller scale titles too. Not just Bethesda’s biggest franchises.
As for the Xbox side of things, it’s been a while since there’s been any new details on Bright Memory: Infinite. Which was a huge highlighted title for the Xbox Series X during its reveal. So that could make an appearance. Speaking of the Xbox Series X, this is the first E3 show from Xbox since the console was released. So there will no doubt be some Xbox Series X-exclusive games shown off.
There may also be more information on Halo Infinite and other big Xbox titles. Xbox has also confirmed there will be announcements relating to titles coming out of the Bethesda partnership, as well as content on Xbox Game Pass and releases for Xbox during the upcoming holiday season.
Where to watch the Xbox and Bethesda E3 showcase
There are four different places to watch the showcase. This way it’s much less likely you’ll miss anything that you may be interested in. That is unless you’re already busy and can’t devote the time to watch the whole 90-minute event. In which case you can always the whole thing later on through the same mediums.
You can find all four viewing methods listed below along with links to all those locations.
Obviously this was going to be one of the main places where fans could view the showcase. YouTube is the go-to every single year for most big events like this. As it’s generally the benchmark for streaming video content.
If you’re planning to watch on YouTube, Xbox will be broadcasting a livestream of the showcase on its official YouTube channel. Which you can get to from the button below. While there’s nothing there now, expect a livestream video to pop up on the morning of the event.
Alongside YouTube, the other big platform for streaming video content is Twitch. And Xbox is definitely going to be broadcasting on Twitch.
This is another obvious platform since it’s mostly about games. If you prefer Twitch over YouTube for your gaming livestreams, then you can tune into the official Xbox channel on Twitch to catch the show. Twitch often does special promotions for viewers, too.
And while there hasn’t been any announced, it might be worth keeping an eye on as sometimes you can end up with in-game rewards for specific titles or just some cool merch or other gifts. While you won’t need to be a Prime Gaming subscriber to access the livestream here, it does have its benefits. As that’s another way to get special in-game content. If you don’t already have a Prime Gaming subscription, you can sign up for one at this link. And you can view the Xbox and Bethesda E3 showcase on Twitch from the button below.
One of the unlikely places to watch the showcase is going to be Twitter. This wouldn’t be the first time Twitter was used for a livestream event, but it’s not a typical platform that’s used for larger shows.
Still, if you don’t use YouTube and you don’t watch things on Twitch, Xbox will have a broadcast going on Twitter as well. And as you have probably already guessed, you can view the show at the official Xbox Twitter page. Expect the livestream to be a pinned post at the top of the feed. As Microsoft surely won’t want it to get lost in the midst of any other tweets.
The one cool thing about watching this on Twitter is that you’ll more easily be able to share the broadcast and talk about stuff with followers. So if that’s your thing, you may want to consider watching the showcase here over the other options. You can navigate to the Xbox Twitter page from the button below.
You may not think of Facebook as the place to go for watching livestreams. But don’t forget that Facebook Gaming is a thing and it’s continuing to grow its viewership. As such, Xbox will be holding a broadcast on its official Facebook page along with the other three platforms.
Facebook, like Twitter, has a fairly robust social setup for discussing content. So you can communicate with other viewers during the showcase, share the showcase with friends right in your Facebook feed, and more. Not to mention Facebook supports more interactive communication with stickers, GIFs, images and reactions.
So when something cool happens you can respond to these moments appropriately. If Facebook is your medium of choice for viewing the showcase, you can get to the official Xbox Facebook page from the button below.