Revealed back in 2019, Rare's Everwild is an unknown quantity heading into E3 2021.
The legendary developer has been working on the title for some time, with a recent report suggesting it's been in development for five years – and we still don't know what it'll be like to play, which is some feat.
Here's everything we know so far.
What Is Everwild?
Everwild is a new title created by the legendary British studio, Rare. The developer has created some incredible games like Conker's Bad Fur Day, GoldenEye, Bajo Kazooie and more.
Since Microsoft bought Rare in 2002, they've been making exclusive titles for Xbox including Viva Pinata, Sea Of Thieves, and, um, Xbox 360 Avatars.
Everwild paints a gorgeous picture, with some stunning visuals and a colourful world, but we're yet to see how the game plays, or anything about the story – making it a potential mystery package for E3.
That said, it could also be years away – with GamesIndustry.biz's Christopher Dring saying the game could be a way off.
Speaking on VGC's 'Off The Record' podcast, Dring explained that “Those games that they [Microsoft] announced - Everwild, Perfect Dark, Fable - are so far away. As in, there might even be a new Xbox (a mid-tier upgrade) by the time those games come out."
E3 2021 COUNTDOWN - June 13
In a new Xbox Wire post, Microsoft announced their E3 show won't be streaming in 4K, instead advising their E3 stream will be in 1080p at 60fps. Despite this, a 4K reupload will be available on the Xbox YouTube channel after the stream concludes.
More importantly, Microsoft outlined a new measure designed to protect streamers for the upcoming show. Microsoft has acquired re-transmission rights to any licensed music featured, meaning streamers shouldn't receive any DMCA takedowns. However, they admit this won't guarantee protection from incorrect claims.
The event, in collaboration with Bethesda, will run for about 90 minutes and packed with new games, world premieres, and more.
Tune in June 13 at the following times depending on your region:
- 10AM PT USA
- 12PM Mexico City
- 1PM ET USA
- 2PM Brasilia
- 6PM UK
- 6PM Lagos
- 7PM Western Europe
- 8PM Moscow
- 9PM Abu Dhabi
- 10:30PM Mumbai
& June 14 at the following times
- 1AM Beijing
- 2AM Japan
- 3AM Sydney
Coming To Game Pass? - 11th June
It seems a safe bet we'll see Everwild on Game Pass at launch, with this week Xbox proudly boasting of the service's potential and how they'll be handling exclusives in the future.
“With more than 23 studios worldwide creating games for Xbox, our goal is to release at least one new, first party game into Game Pass every quarter,” Microsoft said in a post on Xbox Wire.
“Role playing games, shooters, strategy titles, adventure games, and more are all being built by our first party teams to ensure that there is a steady stream of compelling exclusive content to explore.”
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Despite its lengthy development cycle, we still have no idea when the game will launch. The game is an Xbox Series S and X console exclusive though, and with consoles still hard to come by months after launch, it could be that Rare doesn't feel the need to rush.
There's currently no confirmed price, but we do know that Everwild is coming to Xbox Game Pass at launch – as with all Xbox first-party titles.
Here is the trailer revealed at the Xbox Games Showcase.
Here is the announcement trailer from X019.
Everwild is expected for Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC platforms.
As we mentioned above, it'll launch into Game Pass, too.