Industry insider and VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb expects at least some kind of event to happen in mid-March when Microsoft finally closes its deal with Bethesda.
In response to a question on his YouTube livestream, Jeff explained how everything would be discussed "extensively" including the "immediate future" of both companies becoming one. Here's exactly what he had to say:
"Yeah, I think they're going to have an event for this. My understanding is...leading up to E3 like what's going to be happening, I think this is one of the milestones for Microsoft before E3 where once the deal closes they will talk about it...I don't know if it will be a full Direct style event, but they will make note of it, and they will talk about it extensively and explain what it means to everybody and kind of talk about the immediate future for both companies becoming one...so yeah, expect that to happen sometime in mid-March, I would expect."
On a related note, a YouTuber and Streamer known as Skullzi is claiming a "big" marketing video from Bethesda could be coming "within a few months" and that it will contain footage of Starfield. They go onto state how it's possible that certain titles could also be timed exclusives on Xbox, rather than "full" ones.
"Don't take my word for it, but I'm hearing talk of a big Bethesda marketing video coming soon and Starfield supposedly will be a part of it. Heard more but can't say. Fingers crossed though!"
"Its possible, but I have the feeling that Starfield and TES VI may be timed exclusives and not fully exclusive. Keep in mind though full exclusivity is possible. We'll likely know more in March after the deal is finalized."
Are you at all surprised to hear Microsoft could potentially be addressing its ZeniMax Online acquisition next month? What are your thoughts about possible timed Bethesda exclusives on Xbox? Leave a comment down below.