Bethesda revealed several heavy hitters at E3 2021 that includes Starfield and Redfall

Microsoft and Bethesda announced a plethora of games during E3 2021, and two of their heaviest hitters, well, they’re going to be drawing in a lot of attention later this year and in 2022. Here’s your first look at Starfield and Redfall.

Bethesda didn’t hold back during E3 2021. Normally, we’re used to the Bethesda Showcase, an event that is completely centered around the IPs that Bethesda is known for both publishings and developing through their internal studios. This year, it was one of their biggest as their first year underneath the Xbox Studios brand, and of course, they didn’t slow down at all, but rather, they gained even more momentum with Xbox fans.

During their E3 2021 event, rather Summer of Games event, Bethesda took some deep dives into already existing titles including Fallout 76 and The Elder Scrolls Online, both having just recently received some massive content drops with even more coming up this July for Fallout 76. The prior, however, is getting even bigger as the Brotherhood of Steel story arc just keeps getting bigger, and for good reason.

However, what really stole the show for them wasn’t their undying love for Fallout 76, but rather, their two upcoming IPs, Starfield and Redfall. Both games have been in development for quite some time, one being a futuristic sci-fi title, basically Fallout on steroids, and of course, Redfall, their new open-world title that sees vampires being at the forefront in a modern-like setting.

To help fans prepare for the November 11th, 2022, release date, Starfield fans can prepare for something big, and very big at that, the title will be exclusive to Xbox Series X|S and PC users. Microsoft has stated before: The best place to play the games we know and love will be on Xbox platforms. So let’s take a look at the long-awaited first new IP in the 25 year history of Bethesda Game Studios:

As you can see, Starfield is absolutely massive and will be a rather large science fiction experience, one that gives us a first look at a massive universe, the one above our heads. However, the news around the title? Still pretty slim at this time. So, we’ll have to keep you up-to-date as more information is released.

When it comes to announcements, we all know that Bethesda loves to go big, and they didn’t hold back by any means necessary. With Redfall, their second big reveal for the Summer Games Fest 2021, we get to see their first major title outside of the Prey and Dishonored franchises.

Their latest title is a open-world co-op FPS coning from Arkane Austin, allowing their legacy to continue with meticulously crafted worlds with unique designs, characters, story experiences, and signature gameplay action they’ve become known for.

Here’s how Bethesda explains the upcoming title:

“The quaint island town of Redfall, Mass., is under siege by a legion of vampires who have blocked out the sun and cut the island off from the outside world. Trapped with a handful of survivors against a horde of creatures threatening to bleed the town dry, players will choose from a diverse roster of heroes and group up with others to create the perfect team of vampire slayers.” 

In Redfall you’ll be able to enjoy seamless single-player options, forming up unique squads of character heroes with unique loadouts, strengths, and abilities that can be used to overcome the vampire legion and their followers. Just remember, you’re never alone even if you are playing on your own.

Along with the new reveals, Bethesda also revealed several big pieces of news for already released titles, which include The Elder Scrolls Online and DOOM Eternal. The news for next-gen console owners as big as Bethesda has revealed the release dates for the next-gen upgrades for both games.

Those enjoying The Elder Scrolls Online can now upgrade to the Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 versions today. DOOM Eternal fans can expect to upgrade via an update free of charge on June 29th, 2021. The new update will feature several special offerings, which Bethesda has broken down for us to share with you readers:

Next-Gen Update Features Breakdown 

Xbox Series X 
Performance Mode: 1800p – 120 FPS
Balanced Mode: 2160p – 60 FPS 
Ray Tracing Mode: 1800p – 60 FPS 

Xbox Series S 
Performance Mode: 1080p – 120 FPS 
Balanced Mode: 1440p – 60 FPS 
Ray Tracing Mode: Not Available 

PlayStation 5 
Performance Mode: 1584p – 120 FPS 
Balanced Mode: 2160p – 60 FPS 
Ray Tracing Mode: 1800p – 60 FPS 

Ray Tracing Mode: Availability and performance depends on a user’s PC hardware.

All modes feature dynamic resolution scaling. Balanced & Performance Modes not available with Ray Tracing. Performance Mode requires a 120hz compatible display. Balanced Mode requires a 4K compatible display.  

Not a bad deal for all of you fans. Now, Nintendo Switch fans? You have something else to be excited for: DOOM Eternal – The Ancient Gods Part 1 has made its way to Nintendo Switch as revealed during the Nintendo E3 Showcase, which aired earlier today, separate from the Bethesda Showcase.

As you can see, there’s a lot going on and we’ll have more to share with you coming up throughout the week.

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Dustin is our native video game reviewer who has an appetite for anything that crosses the borders from across the big pond. His interest in JRPG’s, Anime, Handheld Gaming, and Pizza is insatiable. You can find him over on Twitter or Facebook today.

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