What was the best Xbox E3 2021 announcement?

Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase
Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase (Image credit: Microsoft)

Another E3 conference is officially in the can. This time around, Microsoft brought its newest ally, Bethesda, and whipped out the big guns.

Seriously, it was a stacked conference. Starfield details, Microsoft Flight Simulator Top Gun tie-ins, Cortana having clothes now, A Plague Tale: Requiem (if a game has "requiem" as its subtitle, you know it's fancy), Forza Horizon 5 — the hits just kept on coming. What was the absolute biggest bombshell, in your opinion?

If your favorite bit of news isn't listed in the poll, hop over to the comments to tell us what had you on the edge of your seat. Was it the Microsoft Flight Simulator 2021 Xbox arrival date announcement? Or perhaps Stalker 2: Heart of Chernobyl? Alternatively, maybe you really dug the Grounded segment that helped distract from the fact that half the games shown at the conference were first-person shooters with different skins?

Whatever news got you the most revved up, let us know. And be sure to check out the rest of Windows Central's E3 coverage for all the biggest scoops in the gaming world.

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  • Slime Rancher 2, the Eiyuden Chronicle games, and Grounded getting an update.
  • One game a month?
    That was GAMEPASS throwing down the gauntlet, not XGS.
    STARFIELD, no surprise.
    FORZA HORIZON, so soon?
    OUTER WORLDS 2 exclusive? Word was Obsidian owned the IP: consider it confirmed on both ends.
    FLIGHT SIMULATOR still needs a "chilling" arcade-like mode but if those are the graphics and framerate even non sim fans are going to want to try it. And on Gamepass it's free... One point about Halo: the well-dressed hologram isn't Cortana...
    ...unless she's spoofing the chief. They just didn't name her.
    And the freefall sequence? If that is gameplay... Uh, yeah. The year's wait will be worth it. Finally: MS believes in BC and crossgen releases...for 2021. But the 2022 they showed is X|S all the way.h
    Now, factor in that xCloud is moving to Anaconda servers and the consoles are getting a streaming client.
    They threw down two gauntlets, actually.
  • Hands down it was A Plague Tale. That was the best reveal for me. There were a couple of really interesting side scrollers shown as well which I will definitely try out.
  • Same here. A really big surprise. Can't wait!
  • The Outer Worlds 2 trailer was awesome. It's like Obsidian was trolling all the YouTube comments. STALKER 2 was absolutely mind blowing. It looks like how Metro always felt to play.