Xbox and Bethesda will hold a second showcase next week

Xbox and Bethesda confirm an E3 2022 showcase on June 12
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Xbox and Bethesda have announced a second not-E3 2022 showcase for later this month on June 14.

Announced just earlier today on June 6, the Xbox Games Showcase Extended will be held next week on Tuesday, June 14. This event, which kicks off on the day at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST, will be 90 minutes total in length, and go behind the scenes of some games with interviews, as well as debuting brand new trailers.

In short, it's a second Xbox and Bethesda showcase, but one that's decidedly more low key than the first. The primary showcase is going to be taking place later this week on Sunday, June 12, and will be kicking off at exactly the same time of 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET/6 p.m. BST. This is where you're going to see the big announcements, like possibly a Starfield trailer, for example.

This is Xbox's traditional E3 broadcast, even though it's taking place without the actual E3 event going on around it this year. The ESA announced earlier this year in 2022 that the event would be called off, both in physical and digital formats, so there's no E3 going on whatsoever this year.

Instead, the Summer Games Fest is going on at roughly the same time. The event, hosted as ever by Geoff Keighley, will be taking place later this week on Thursday, June 9, and will be bringing world premieres from around the globe to the virtual stage for viewers.

Check out our E3 2022 schedule for every show that's coming your way over the next  few months

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.