Posted June 11, 2018 by Andrew Cathie in Feature
 
 

E3 2018: Bethesda E3 Showcase Wrap-Up


Following on from EA yesterday and Microsoft early this morning, Bethesda have taken their turn at showcasing their wares during their Bethesda E3 Showcase. Not only did they give us big glimpses at known titles and also confirm some rumours that were floating around, they also had a couple of surprises that all came together for what was a pretty damn good conference.

Alongside a number of developers for each game, Todd Howard of Bethesda Softworks had an extended time on stage, showing a humorous side we hadn’t seen before. While many jokes and skits during E3 conferences tend to fall flat, Bethesda and Todd were on point as they pointed fun at the myriad of ports for Skyrim (which was joked at coming to Etch-a-sketch) and the number of bugs that tend to pop up in Bethesda games.

Here’s the full wrap-up of the showcase:

  • Online card game Elder Scrolls Legends is being relaunched, with ports to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 later this year.

  • Quake Champions got a new trailer, with new content to be revealed at Quakecon this year. The game is also free to own if you download it within the next week.

  • Fallout 76 was confirmed to be an online survival game, filled with new enemies, construction and PvP. It will release on November 14, 2018 and a beta will be coming soon

  • Fallout Shelter is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch tonight.
  • A new Elder Scroll was announced for Mobile – Elder Scrolls Blades. Touted as a full Elder Scrolls experience, the game will be free and you can pre-register now on Android and Ios.
  • Bethesda Softworks is going Next-gen with Starfield. A short teaser was shown for the first new IP from Bethesda Softworks in 25 years, which will be a ‘next-generation RPG’ set in space.

  • Following Starfield, Bethesda Softworks will be returning to the franchise people have been waiting for with The Elder Scrolls VI. All we got was a short shot of a coastline, with the game likely being a long, long, long way away.


Tomorrow is the biggest day of E3 2018, with no less than 4 conferences happening, so keep an eye out for further coverage and check out the best joke of the night from Bethesda below, Skyrim Very Special Edition.


Andrew Cathie

 
Rocket Chainsaw's premier Fantasy-loving Editor. I basically play anything and everything that looks like it could be fun or interesting. Also, pugs are awesome. Puglife.