Last night’s Bethesda showcase was filled to the brim with surprises, and we’ll start with the end of the presentation; the game we’ve all been waiting for!
The Elder Scrolls VI – Official E3 Announcement Teaser
The Elder Scrolls VI, it’s finally here! The thirty-something second trailer is barely revealing however; and with no sub-title named yet, Bethesda leaves us in the dark as to where the next game in the Elder Scrolls-franchise might take us. Some folks on reddit who are deeply invested in the lore suggest that the game might take place in the continent of Akavir and parts of Tamriel, and that it will take us to the time of the Akaviri invasion. The lands shown in the teaser seems to hint to the coasts of High Rock in Tamriel, where the invasion will take place. However, these are all just rumours and educated guesses. And since we don’t know anything else yet, let alone when the game will be released, we’ll have to assume that we’re not going to know for sure for a long time.
Just before Bethesda dropped the bomb with the new Elder Scrolls teaser, they showed us a teaser of an entirely new IP for Bethesda, the first in over 25 years. Starfield will be a new single-player franchise that is releasing on next-gen consoles. Unfortunately that’s all we know, so we’ll have to make do with this teaser for now.
Fallout 76 was definitely the highlight of the show, if you only count games that we can get our hands on in the near future. Fallout 76 takes the player to West Virginia, where Vault 76 is one of the earliest vaults to open in the post-nuclear warfare United States. It is also the first multiplayer game in the franchise, as Bethesda says that ‘every person you will encounter in the game will be another human playing’, although they say it’s also possible to play fully solo. It’s also possible for players to construct buildings anywhere on in the world, about which Bethesda say that it’s four times bigger than the world of Fallout 4.
Skyrim: Very Special Edition ^.-
Bethesda are also poking fun at themselves with the new Skyrim: Very Special Edition. As a reference to it’s many re-releases of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, they have actually released this “game” for the Amazon Alexa platform.
Bethesda have also teased a new game in the Wolfenstein-franchise. This time, the game is starring the twin-daughters of Wolfenstein protagonist B.J. Blazkowicz, who have turned out to be just as proficient in killing nazi’s as their father.
Prey: Mooncrash is an all-new DLC for Prey that has been released directly after the press conference. In this expansion, players assume the role of the hacker Peter, who is stationed in a spy satellite and has to figure out why TransStar’s moon base has stopped communicating. Besides that, three new game modes have been released as a free update; the Story Mode, the Survival Mode and the New Game + mode.
Quake Champions E3 2018 – Play free for a limited time!
Quake Champions is the long awaited next game in the legendary Quake shooter franchise. The game is available as a week-long trial now, and players who sign up this week will be able to play the game for free after it launches.
Doom: Eternal is the sequel to 2016’s Doom and Bethesda promises it will take the game to the next level, comparing its gameplay to actual hell on earth. They also promise it will have two times as many different demons.
The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset – Official Gameplay Launch Trailer
The Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset has only just been released, but Bethesda have already annoucned two new expanions: Wolfhunter and Murkmire. Wolfhunter will launch in Q3 of this year and will take players on an adventure filled with werewolves and new dungeons. Murkmire will launch in Q4 of this year and will take players to the homelands of the Argonians, the Black Marsh.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Bethesda’s Hearthstone competitor The Elder Scrolls Legends will get a completely revamped interface next year and will release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. It will be one of the few games in the genre to actually release on consoles, as games like Hearthstone and Shadowverse are not available on those platforns.
RAGE 2 is the long-awaited sequel to 2011’s RAGE and will feature a fully seamless open world. Every vehicle in the world will be drivable by players as well. Rage 2 is supposed to to launch in the spring of 2019.