Microsoft and Bethesda wrapped up the Summer Game Fest weekend events with their highly anticipated showcase Sunday, touting titles for the Xbox and Microsoft’s subscription game service. The company showed off 30 games, highlighted by an extended look at Bethesda’s upcoming space RPG, “Starfield,” as well as two games from Blizzard Entertainment, “Overwatch 2” and “Diablo IV.” Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, is scheduled to go through in June of next year.
The event concluded a run of game announcements during Summer Game Fest. Friday brought news of Netflix’s gaming ambitions and indie game selections from Tribeca. The former included a gamified version of the hit Netflix series “The Queen’s Gambit,” as well as the reveal of a new character for “Sonic Prime.”
Thursday’s opening live stream that kicked off Summer Game Fest, which is hosted and organized by media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley, showcased updates and announcements for games including “Street Fighter 6,” “Modern Warfare 2,” “One Piece Odyssey,” “Stormgate,” “Witchfire” and “Goat Simulator 3.” The marquee live stream concluded with a slate of announcements around the Last of Us franchise, including the reveal of an upcoming multiplayer game, a remake of the original title for PlayStation 5 and PC, and some minor updates about the HBO TV show adaptation.
Summer Game Fest, which will be live-streamed and kicked off June 9, extends through early next week. The event calendar also includes separate showcases from Xbox and Bethesda, Netflix, and other publishers.