Going into E3 2021, Microsoft was always the company to watch. While the Xbox Series X has been light on exclusives so far, there was a sense that E3 was going to be where the narrative changed. That's largely because of Bethesda, which Microsoft officially acquired this year in a blockbuster deal. To celebrate, Microsoft and Bethesda decided to hold a 90-minute megaconference this year, which set fans' expectations extremely high.
It's safe to say that Microsoft delivered. The show was packed wall-to-wall with news, announcements, and updates on previously revealed games. It started with a grand unveil for Starfield, Bethesda's open-world space game, which will launch in November 2022. Halo Infinite got a spotlight as well, though it still doesn't have a firm release date. It wouldn't be a Microsoft show without Forza, and the latest installment of the racing series got a massive segment as well. That barely scratches the surface of what was shown during Microsoft's loaded press conference, so here's all the highlights.
Halo Infinite gets free-to-play multiplayer
Halo Infinite Official Multiplayer Reveal