Bethesda’s E3 2019 Press Conference Recap

Bethesda’s E3 press conference may have been a day ago, but we’ve got you covered with a quick recap so you don’t miss anything.

The Main Stuff

The first game they went over was Fallout 76 and the upcoming content for the much maligned game. The newest DLC, called The Wastelanders, will feature the return of human NPC’s to the game with new questlines. This DLC arrives in the Fall but there’s a battle royale mode, called Nuclear Winter, coming to the game as well. Nuclear Winter will be available to test this week as a part of the game’s free week from June 10 – 17.

Ghostwire Tokyo was then announced from developer Tango Gameworks, the studio behind The Evil Within series. A trailer didn’t reveal an gameplay but was an intriguing set up for the world. People are disappearing and a character with a bow seems to be fighting them. The game’s creative director Ikumi Nakamura was clearly excited to show off the game and is one of the highlights of the conference.

The Elder Scrolls online revealed a new cinematic trailer for the Elsweyr expansion and that more info would come at QuakeCon. They announced they have added more server capacity to accomodate players. The Elder Scrolls Legends will also be getting an update called the Moons of Elsweyr.

The next new game revealed is a revival of Commander Keen for mobile. From the same studio behind ESO, this game features Billy and Billie as they build inventions to progress in the story and has a battle mode as well. It seems like an odd way to revive a series, but we’ll know more when it releases.

In Wolfenstein news, a new trailer dropped for Wolfenstein: Youngblood and looks like more Wolfenstein but with a friend, which is fine in my book. Wolfenstein Cyperpilot was also announced as a VR game set in the same universe.

Arkane Lyon also announced a new game titled Deathloop and released a stylish trailer. There was no gameplay in the trailer but the game takes place in a place called Black Reef where the inhabitants live in a “time of madness”. Check out the trailer here.

Doom Eternal of course was a big part of the conference and got an extended gameplay demo as well as a release date. The game is coming on November 22, 2019 and has a collectors edition that comes with a helmet. Battlemode, the games multiplayer component will feature a slayer versus 2 human controlled demons.

Bethesda also revealed Orion, their own streaming technology designed to “optimize game engines for performance in a cloud environment”. They demonstrated the tech by streaming Doom 2016 to a phone onstage. Check out more info and the full reveal in this video.

Extras

  • Rage 2 is getting new vehicles, including a motorcycle and mech, as well as cheat codes and weekly updates. Story DLC is coming as well called Rise of the Ghosts.
  • The Elder Scrolls Blades, the mobile game, is coming to the Switch this fall.
  • Todd Howard mentioned that Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI are still in development.
  • Bethesda seems shifting a lot of the info normally revealed at E3 to Quakecon, especially for Doom Eternal. They may be trying to distance themselves from E3 like Sony.

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