E3 Recap: Everything You Need To Know From Bethesda’s Press Conference
Everything announced at Bethesda’s press conference.
Missed out on Bethesda’s press conference this year? Don’t worry, here’s a complete recap of everything that was announced!
Note: We’ll include trailers as they become available.
Bethesda kicked things off with a look at Rage 2, something that was previously leaked. With the help of a performance with Andrew W.K., Rage 2 received new information where we now know that players will take on the role of Walker, the last ranger. Likewise, there was a new extended trailer with a look at the world along with some gameplay footage. As we you may have expected, Rage 2 is brutal, action-packed and chaotic. Currently the game is set to release in Spring of 2019.
The Elder Scrolls Legends
The Elder Scrolls Legends will be relaunched with overhaul visuals in the near future. Likewise, this digital card game will receive ports for the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
The Elder Scrolls Online
An expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online, Summerset, was highlighted at Bethesda’s press conference. This latest expansion has already released, but Bethesda decided to make mention of the regular updates that will be coming out one of which will be known as Wolfhunter, an updated focused around dungeons. Likewise, players can expect a new lore chapter to offer even more story based content to enjoy.
A brand new Doom game is in the works known as Doom Eternal. Developers have stated that there are more demons, improved mechanics and a hint that hell has unleashed on Earth. More information regarding the upcoming Doom game is stated to be revealed at the upcoming QuakeCon this August.
Quake Champions has received new features which is aimed to help new players to enjoy the game once available. Likewise, the game will open up this week for players to try Quake Champions before it officially releases. If you’re interested in the beta, take a look at the latest trailer which highlights some of the characters and arenas.
Prey will be receiving a new update tonight which will add three game modes including Story Mode, New Game + along with a Survival Mode. Likewise, we know that the game will also receive new DLC known as Moon Crash which puts players on the Moon battling the various hostile alien creatures.
Within the summer another new game mode will be released known as Typhon Hunter. Essentially, the game will consist of five players, four of which will be Mimic’s that can take the shape of any object while the “human” player must go around and find all the Mimic’s in this interesting take on a hide-and-seek game.
Wolfenstein Youngblood tells the story of BJ’s twin daughters. The game will be set in the 1980s where the duo will have to save the world, but this time around the game will offer cooperative gameplay allowing a second player to jump in during the campaign. Currently, Wolfenstein Youngblood is set to release at some point in 2019.
VR games had also made an appearance within the conference. For instance, it was confirmed that Typhon Hunter within Prey will be VR ready along with a Wolfenstein title known as Cyberpilot in which players must hack Nazi machines to use against the enemy.
As expected, Fallout 76 was highlighted within the Bethesda press conference. This title will take place before all the previous Fallout video games and will be four times bigger than Fallout 4. Vault 76 opens up after twenty-five years where the dwellers must roam the wasteland and help rebuild America.
The game has been confirmed to be an online title and while players can connect together, you can opt to play solo. While this is a survival title, servers will only contain dozens of other players and if your character dies, your progression is saved likewise it will be able to carry over to other servers.
Building is a big portion of the game as you can construct small buildings to large settlements. However, these buildings can be destroyed by the various creatures or hostile players within the server so you’ll always want to keep your guard up. Currently, the game is set to release on November 14, 2018.
Fallout Shelter is celebrating its three year anniversary. While the game didn’t receive a big highlight within the event, Bethesda is bringing Fallout Shelter over to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch tonight as a free downloadable title.
The Elder Scrolls Blades
Much like Fallout, The Elder Scrolls is receiving a mobile intended video game title known as The Elder Scrolls Blades. This is a free first-person RPG title with console quality graphics for mobile devices that can be played both in landscape or portrait mode.
We’re told that the game will have three game modes which range from the main narrative campaign, a PvP mode, along with a roguelike where players can see just how far they can go before dying in a dungeon run.
Similar to other Elder Scrolls titles, there is the ability to customize and level your character’s various attributes and skills. From appearances alone, the game seems to be developed for use on a smartphone, but Bethesda is looking to bring the game to PC and consoles as well this Fall.
Starfield is a video game that we have absolutely no information on. The title is set to be a next-gen video game in the works but we do have a small teaser and a confirmation that Starfield is being developed.
The Elder Scrolls VI
One of the video game titles that Bethesda has been asked about for years now is The Elder Scrolls VI. This is another next-gen title that is confirmed to be in development but will not be released until after Starfield. Outside of that, no information has been revealed about the game.