Last week, Bethesda announced that they will making a return to E3 this June and their conference will take place on Sunday before E3 begins, but what will they show? Last year’s conference wasn’t as exciting as previous years, it was very lackluster but this year’s could be huge.
I know I said in my Fireside Chat that I wanted to wait but I heard the news and wanted to do one prediction this far out and see if I could be right. From BGS to new expansions and Bethesda games in general, here’s what I think they might have in store. Unlike previous years, I will break it down and split it into two halves with Being Shown to Very Unlikely, let’s begin!
Definitely Being Shown.
Here is some safe bets that Elder Scrolls Online and Elder Scrolls Legends will appear with a big expansion for TESO. It’s also safe to bet that Prey will get a DLC announcement and new content for Quake: Champions and also Bethesda will definitely show something VR related, Bethesda has invested alot into VR last year with Fallout 4, DOOM, and Skyrim being ported to VR.
Maybe Being Shown?
This is what I like to see from Bethesda at this year’s E3. The biggest thing to maybe being shown is Todd Howard’s new game titled “Starfield.” , we don’t know anything about it except that it’s set in space and maybe it takes inspiration from Mass Effect and Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Starfield is always getting renewed at least since 2013 when it first popped up as a trademark, this game sounds and smells like it belongs to Todd Howard and I bet that it will be shown at this year’s E3.
Fallout could also make an appearance in a New Vegas type spin-off, Fallout 4 released almost three years ago and it could be a good time to bring back as Fallout 5 is very far away and most likely won’t be released until the next or two generations from now as Todd Howard explained that Elder Scrolls 6 will feature brand new technology and most likely that new technology will also power Fallout 5. Bethesda might want to put out a New Vegas type of spin-off to hold the water down for some time.
Bethesda also announced that they’re working on another mobile game, so it’s possible that we will see that at the show. Fallout Shelter 2 is very likely but it could be something very different. Alongside that, perhaps we will get some more ports for the Nintendo Switch as DOOM is incredibly successful on the platform and Wolfenstein II will also get a Switch port.
Unlikely to be Shown.
There is a few things that I’m certain will not be shown at this year’s E3, and others I’m randomly guessing will not show up and that includes Fallout.
The Elder Scrolls VI will not be shown because of Todd Howard’s comments at E3 2016 that Elder Scrolls VI is very far out but they have an idea for it but that means bringing in new technology and I’m assuming that new technology is a brand new engine and that’s why they’re taking so long. The Creation Engine is an upgrade of the Gamebryo Engine which was seen it’s day and I’m assuming that they want to build something of their own without using Gamebryo or Creation and build Elder Scrolls VI from the ground up sporting awesome looking graphics. Also, he said that there are two other games in the development pipeline and one of these is Starfield before we see any hint of the game. Same goes for Fallout.
According to the rumor mill, Battlecry Studios is working on an FPS game and that Battlecry was canceled ( a game I have no clue what it was about.) but I wouldn’t hold my breath. DOOM II could also show up but I also wouldn’t hold my breath, a 2019 release date could happen but like I said I wouldn’t hold my breath as maybe Bethesda wants to surprise drop that.
Anyways, that’s what I think will happen at Bethesda’s E3 conference. Let me know down in the comments what you will like to see! The Road to E3 has begun!