E3 2021 is just around the corner, and the biggest players in the game industry are gearing up for some serious competition. Microsoft and Xbox are no exception.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 12: Game enthusiasts and industry personnel gather outside of the Microsoft Theater for the 'XBox' experience during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 on June 12, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

WCCFTech reports that Microsoft is likely to "bring out the big guns" to their E3 2021 press conference, with a good amount of highly-anticipated titles for the Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Windows 10 platforms. The information comes from a so-called Microsoft insider by the handle Klobrille, who shared what they know on a thread at the Resetera forums.

4 big AAA games for the Xbox and PC platforms are allegedly going to be included. According to the insider, these are as follows: Forza Horizon 5, Age of Empires IV, Bethesda's upcoming space RPG Starfield, and the much-anticipated Halo Infinite.

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A Look At The Rumored Microsoft E3 Reveals

Perhaps the biggest title on that list is Halo Infinite, which Microsoft teased back in 2018 for the Xbox One at first, then eventually revealing that it is also coming to the next-gen Xbox Series X and S. The game will be available day one to Xbox Game Pass, as stated on the official Xbox website. It's also coming to PC after being listed on Steam and the Microsoft Store.

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The video game "Halo: Infinite" is promoted at the Microsoft Xbox press event ahead of the E3 gaming convention in Los Angeles on June 9, 2019. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

With Infinite, players will be able to explore the Halo ring for the first time in the series, which likely means that it is an open world title. Fans will also dive deeper into the story of Master Chief. According to insiders, Infinite will finally wrap up the massive story that's been set by the previous games in the series.

Next would be Starfield, which is Bethesda's first foray into a space-based RPG. Teased around 3 years ago at E3 with a short trailer, Starfield is a brand-new IP: Bethesda's first new one in 25 years actually, according to PCGamer. But aside from that (and what was shown in the teaser trailer), there's basically no ironclad information about the game yet.

Lastly, Forza Horizon 5 and Age of Empires IV round up the supposed "AAA quadruple punch" that Microsoft is throwing. AoE IV was first announced in August 2017 at Gamescom, to the delight of the avid fans of the long-time RTS series. And as for Forza 5, players will apparently be able to drive around a digital version of Japan, featuring Yokohama, Kanagawa, Gunma, and the surrounds of Mount Fuji. At least according to leaked screenshots, that is.

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All Aboard For E3 2021

The event will run from June 12-15 and like E3 2020, it will be a digital-only event, reports GamesRadar. If what insiders say are true, then Microsoft will have something huge to throw at several game industry heavyweights, including Square Enix, Ubisoft, Konami, Capcom, Nintendo, and Warner Bros. We daresay that Microsoft's alleged AAA reveals will be among the show-stealers, but it still remains to be seen.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10: Ashley Speicher, Xbox Game Pass exec, speaks during the Microsoft xBox E3 briefing at the Microsoft Theater on June 10, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The E3 Game Conference begins on Tuesday June 12. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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