While initially it was expected that Microsoft and Bethesda would continue to have their own separate conferences at E3, the two companies have since decided to join forces. There will be a joint conference at E3 this year, with Xbox Game Studios taking up one portion and Bethesda taking up the other.
The news was revealed by Xbox Game Studios head, Matt Booty, during an interview with Le Figaro: “Microsoft and Bethesda will host a joint conference this summer to introduce players to their upcoming projects”.
Bethesda usually has enough to fill up its own E3 conference slot thanks to a slew of publishing partnerships with the likes of id Software and Arkane Studios. With Bethesda's conference merging with Microsoft, there will likely be some major announcements reserved for other events.
E3 is just the beginning of new gaming announcements for the year. Later this summer, Geoff Keighley will host Gamescom and then of course we also have The Game Awards at the end of the year.
KitGuru Says: Is there a particular game you are hoping to see from Xbox or Bethesda at E3? I'm currently keeping my fingers crossed for more news on Fable.