Bethesda E3 2019 Showcase – Everything you Need to Know
While Bethesda doesn’t give any new details about Starfield or The Elder Scrolls VI, they do show a few new games and give various updates about previously announced games. Let’s go through all the big news of the Bethesda showcase.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Bethesda started off the press conference by announcing that The Elder Scrolls: Blades would be released that night on iOS and Android. If you’re a fan of Elder Scrolls but are more of a console player than Bethesda had some good news about The Elder Scrolls: Blades for you. While not coming to either the PS4 or Xbox One, The Elder Scrolls Blades will be coming to the Nintendo Switch this winter. It also appears as if Bethesda is working closely with Nintendo on this port as it will include motion controls using the Joy-Cons gyroscopes.
Fallout 76 Year 2
There has been a lot of well deserved criticism about Fallout 76 and at this part of Bethesda’s press conference I have to give them credit. Bethesda owned up to their mistakes and acknowledged that Fallout 76 wasn’t perfect and wasn’t what they promised. They then announced new features for Fallout 76’s Year 2 to get the game closer what they promised.
In Fallout 76’s Wasterlander update which will be part of year 2, NPCs will be added to Fallout 76. The lack of NPCs has been just one of the many major complaints surrounding Fallout 76’s launch. New main quests along with dialogue trees will also be coming in this update when it’s released for free sometime Fall of this year.
Nuclear Winter is a new mode that will be coming to Fallout 76 later this year, although there will be a sneak peak from June 10-17. Nuclear Winter is a Battle Royale mode that will have 52 players competing against each to become overseer of vault 51.
Developed by Tango Gameworks, GhostWire: Tokyo looks to be a stylistic new action-adventure game. Not much more in known about it at this point, but you can check out the trailer below.
The Elder Scrolls Online Dragonhold Announced
Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls Online Dragonhold which will be the next expansion in the Elder Scrolls Online series. The Elder Scrolls Online Dragonhold will release in November and it will conclude the story of that began in The Elder Scrolls Online Elsweyr. There will also be a smaller expansion called Scalebreaker which will be released in August.
Commander Keen is a free-to-play game coming to iOS and Android. Players will use protagonists Billy and Billie to build wacky contraptions from household items to defeat the aliens they’ll encounter in story mode.
If going up against other players is more your thing, Commander Keen will also include a battle mode where players can go head to head in real-time. Commander Keen is made in the style of a Saturday morning cartoon and will be coming soon.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Moon of Elsweyr
The Elder Scrolls: Legends which is a popular digital card game will be receiving a new expansion titled Moons of Elsweyr. This expansion will be adding over 75 new cards to The Elder Scrolls: Legends when it is released on June 27 for the iOS, Android, PC, and Mac.
Rage 2: Rise of the Ghosts
Recently released Rage 2 is getting an expansion titled Rise of the Ghosts. This expansion adds a whole slew of new content to Rage 2 including new enemies, new weapons, new vehicles, new story missions and a whole new area to explore.
Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot and Wolfenstein: Young Blood
Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is a newly announced game that has player play as a French hacker who is able to hack the Nazis mechs and use them against their creators. It will be coming to both PC and PSVR on July 26.
Set in an alternate 1980, Wolfenstein: Young Blood is the first co-op game in the series as you play as two sisters known as the “Terror Twins” looking for their missing father. Wolfenstein: Young Blood will also be released on July 26 for the PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
DEATHLOOP looks to be a first-person action game developed by Arkane Lyon. While little is known at this point in time it is about assassins and completing objectives using your own approach.
Orion Streaming Technology
Bethesda’s Orion optimizes game engines for streaming. The optimization enables games to be loaded 20 percent faster and reduces bandwidth needed to stream games. This way, no matter how many people are using internet in your house, the game you are streaming will never lag. Bethesda is promising 60fps and 4k resolution with Orion when it is released.
Doom Eternal received a ton of new info today. Including information about an upcoming demo that you can register for on doomslayerclub.com and the collector’s edition for Doom Eternal and the fact that it comes with a Doom helmet that you can actually wear.
Two new trailers were also shown. One for Doom Eternal’s story mode and the other for Doom Eternal’s battle mode, which is a multiplayer mode that has two players controlling demons and one player controlling a demon slayer. The demons are on a team and try to use strategy to overcome the slayer’s skill. Doom Eternal is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 22.
That was all for Bethesda’s E3 2019 Showcase but keep tuned right here on FrameLag to see what Microsoft, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Square Enix had to show at their events.