New York (CNN) E3 2021 rolled into its second day Sunday when Microsoft (MSFT) and Bethesda made their highly anticipated joint showcase debut, nine months after their $7.5 billion acquisition deal was announced.
Bethesda, maker of the critically acclaimed "Elder Scrolls," "Fallout" and "Doom" gaming franchises, was one of the largest privately held video game developers on the planet before it merged with Microsoft's Xbox Gaming Studios earlier this year.
The combined entities finally revealed a date for the long-awaited release of Bethesda's " Starfield " space odyssey, which the developer announced almost three years ago.
The game is set to debut in April 2022.
Next came "Back 4 Blood," a zombie apocalypse-themed, online co-op game, which will hit stores October 12.
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