Xbox’s big summer showcase will reportedly take place on Sunday June 13.
Speaking during a Twitch stream on Tuesday, VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb also claimed Microsoft will officially announce the event later this week.
“Microsoft for sure should tell us this week and that day is going to be June 13, so Sunday June 13,” he said.
Grubb later added: “And I believe that’s going to be in the morning in America… I can’t remember off the top of my head, I think it’s 10am Pacific Time [1pm ET / 6pm BST] but I could be wrong.”
Matt Booty, who heads up Xbox Game Studios, recently confirmed that Xbox and Bethesda Softworks would hold a joint conference this summer to introduce players to their upcoming projects.
Last week he told French publication Le Figaro that the event would take place in a few weeks, suggesting a mid-June timeframe coinciding with Summer Game Fest (which kicks off on June 10) and E3 2021 (which takes place June 12-15).
The move saw Xbox Game Studios grow from 15 to 23 development teams with the addition of Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, ZeniMax Online Studios, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, Alpha Dog and Roundhouse Studios.
Following the news, Xbox boss Phil Spencer said delivering exclusive games for platforms that support Xbox Game Pass was the primary reason Microsoft had acquired ZeniMax.
Bloomberg reporter Jason Schreier also claimed last week that Starfield will appear at E3, but that it won’t be released until late 2022. Citing development sources, he suggested it’s “nowhere near done”.