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Microsoft E3 2021 Showcase: Starfield and The Outer Worlds 2

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Microsoft E3 2021 Showcase: Starfield and The Outer Worlds 2

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Sun 13 June 2021, 23:23:35

Tags: Bethesda Softworks; Obsidian Entertainment; Starfield; The Outer Worlds 2

E3 is back this year as a digital event and with it the traditional Microsoft E3 showcase, which is now combined with the Bethesda showcase. The show was kicked off by none other than Todd Howard, who gave us a first look at Starfield since it was announced back in 2018. The game is still a ways off and will be launching on November 11th, 2022 (an obvious homage to Skyrim's famous 11/11/11 release date). There's no real gameplay in the new teaser trailer, but I suppose it has a nice oldschool space exploration vibe.

Starfield wasn't the only space RPG to appear during the showcase. It's been obvious for some time that Obsidian were working on a sequel to The Outer Worlds, but it was still a bit surprising to see The Outer Worlds 2 announced today. Very little is known about the game right now other than that it's set in a new star system with a new crew. It's not clear whether it's coming before or after Avowed, which we've heard nothing about since it was announced last year. The cinematic announcement trailer is full of cliches, but it's self aware which makes everything all right, get it?

So, two big announcements but very little in the way of actual substance. Hopefully we won't have to wait too long for more information.

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