E3 2021 will mark the first time that Microsoft and Bethesda have appeared on-stage at the event since the former's acquisition of ZeniMax in 2020. Now that both studios are united, their press conferences will be as well, with Microsoft set to host a joint Microsoft-Bethesda showcase next month during E3. The news was confirmed by a French interview with Matt Booty, the head of Xbox Game Studios. Beyond that, further details about the aforementioned E3 conference aren't known, with rumors claiming that Bethesda's Starfield may make an appearance, and might also be an Xbox console exclusive. Xbox-related speculation involves the company making new buyout announcements, with the studio reportedly eyeing both Sega and Square Enix the past few months.