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The official merger of Xbox and Bethesda took place this week and resulted in a lot of headlines, including the Game Pass additions. Leadership from both companies also set aside some time to discuss things on a personal level and how the near future will play out for Bethesda. We can expect a proper Bethesda showcase this summer, likely alongside the digital E3 event. It seems that something else is brewing though, as an Xbox event is rumored to take place before March of 2021 ends.

Back in February, technology blogger Paul Thurrott tweeted that Microsoft was planning an event related to the Xbox and Windows brands. It was suggested that the event would take place on March 23. Windows Central has since reconfirmed with another source that an event is in the works, but likely not coming until March 26.


Seeing as how the immediate topics of discussion relating to Bethesda are now out of the way, it’s anyone’s guess at what this event could be about. It could relate to improved cross-platform support between PC and console or could simply be all about the games. Microsoft certainly has a lot of options at its disposal at this point, so we’ll just have to wait and see.

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Throwing ideas around

The major announcements likely won’t come until E3 2021, but we might get some updates on smaller titles along with some teasers about what’s to come. One game that many have on their minds is Halo Infinite. Developer 343 Industries promised to provide more development updates after it delayed the game from a 2020 release, but hasn’t revealed much since then. Meanwhile, Microsoft has Sea of Thieves on a quarterly update schedule, so that too could lineup nicely. That developer is actually teasing a content drop this month, so perhaps this event will prove to be a nice batch of fresh updates across multiple games. That is, if the Xbox March 2021 event rumors are to be believed.

Kevin Foley
Kevin's go-to gaming genres are shooters, RPGs, and tactical strategy, though he enjoys the occasional puzzle game too. When he finds a narrative he really likes, he feels inclined to tell the world all about it. When he's not writing about games, he's tinkering with tech to see how it can improve gaming experiences.

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