It’s time to continue Diginade’s coverage of E3! Next up on our list is Bethesda’s E3 presser. Here’s what they showed off.
After an introduction by Pete Hines, Bethesda kicked off the show with a look at Rage 2. First though, we were treated to a musical performance to introduce the game. I’m not one to care for these kinds of things, but I’ll admit it was one of the better performances that’s been put on at E3.
Afterwards, we passed things along to an extended look at Rage 2, which detailed what the game is about and showed off a significant amount of gameplay. The demo followed Walker, the games main protagonist as he searches for a rare artefact to aid him in quest to take down the authority.
What stood out to me when I was watching the demo was how varied the environments in Rage 2 were. We got a glimpse at the various settings within the game, which included what looks like a jungle, the desert setting that we’re familiar with, and more. It also looks like Id Software and Avalanche Studios have taken a lot from Doom in terms of gameplay, and that’s certainly not a bad thing. Rage 2’s gameplay is fast, frantic and full of chaos. Hopefully these exciting gameplay segments are prevalent throughout the game.
Rage 2 is currently scheduled to release in the first half of 2019.
The Elder Scrolls Legends
After the Rage 2 demo, Bethesda cut back to stage to reveal some new information on The Elder Scrolls Legends. Not only will the game be relaunched later this year with a significant visual update this year, but it will also become available on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Playstation 4.
The Elder Scrolls Online
Next up, we got to celebrate the success that has been achieved with The Elder Scrolls Online since its release.
They also revealed two upcoming DLC add-ons entitled Wolfhunter, and Murkmire, both of which will be available this year. Wolfhunter is a dungeon DLC that focuses on what you’d expect; werewolves. Meanwhile, Murkmire meets fans requests by diving deep into the Argonian lore with its return to Blackmarsh.
I was hoping we’d see more Doom and I got exactly what I wanted with the announcement of Doom Eternal, a direct sequel to the previous entry. In Doom Eternal, the Doomslayer will be more powerful than ever, and we’ll have double the amount of demons that were present in Doom 2016. There’s more features that we have yet to hear about, but they’re saving that for Quakecon in August this year.
Joshua Boyle, Community Manager for Quake Champions, appeared on stage to give the latest updates on the game as it progresses through its early access stage of development. Quake Champions will commit to the e-sports scene, with tournaments to be held at Quakecon, later on in the year and further down the line.
For this week only, you’ll be able to play the free-to-play version of Quake Champions for free. The trial lasts from June 10 to June 17
Up next we moved over to Arkane Studios, who announced that a free update for Prey is now available. With this update, you’ll receive new modes. When you boot up the game, now you’ll have story mode, new game plus, and a brand-new survival mode which will provide the ultimate challenge for hardcore fans.
That’s not all though, as we got our first look another add-on for the game entitled Mooncrash. Mooncrash is an infinitely replayable experience where every run is unique. This means that enemies, hazards are loot are all randomised, so you’ll have to adjust your run each time in order to succeed.
Who would’ve thought, they’ve got another reveal! Later this year we’ll get to play a new multiplayer mode called Typhon Hunter. Typhon Hunter is a game of hide and seek, where one player goes against a group of five others who play as mimics. Just like the mimics in the single player mode, players will have the ability to mimic objects to hide from their hunter.
It was announced that Wolfenstein II would be receiving some new content next year. Wolfenstein Youngblood looks ahead. Set in Paris during the 1980s, the game will focus on BJ Blazkowicz’ twin daughters, and the game will be playable by yourself or with a friend as a cooperative experience.
Wolfenstein Youngblood will be available in 2019, and don’t forget that Wolfenstein II will be available on Nintendo Switch from June 29.
Prey and Wolfenstein VR
Pete Hines returned once again to reveal two new VR experiences set in the world of Prey and Wolfenstein. When the Typhon Hunter mode releases for Prey later this year, you’ll also be able to experience the mode in virtual reality. It’ll also include a single player experience, where you work as Transtar employees trying to solve puzzles aboard the Talos 1 Space Station.
Then, there’s the new Wolfenstein VR game called Wolfenstein Cyberpilot. In this VR experience, you play as a hacker that’s able to take over Nazi robots and turn them against their Nazi masters.
It’s time for the main event of the show; Fallout 76. Todd Howard opened things up with the trailer that we saw during Microsoft’s E3 presser. Once again, Fallout 76 is a prequel to previous entries in the series. Set in West Virginia, the game will be four times the size of Fallout 4, making it the biggest entry to date.
Fallout 76 features new rendering, lighting and landscape technology, allowing for 16 times the detail and distance weather systems scattered across the map.
Fallout 76 is entirely online. If you’re a fan of single player, don’t worry, you’ll still be able to enjoy the experience by yourself if you choose. When you’re playing Fallout 76, you’ll be playing in a world with dozens of other players. Remember it’s an apocalypse after all. You’ll have the ability to join your friends game, and all of your progression will come with you.
In Fallout 76, you’ll be able to work together with others or kill them if you so choose. Causing destruction with a group looks really fun, moreso if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on the launch codes for the nuclear warheads scattered around the map. These warheads will cause devastation on an area among impact, leaving you free to reap the rewards if you’re brave enough to venture into the radioactive area.
Fallout 76 will be available this year on November 14.
Before closing the show, Todd announced that Fallout Shelter will be coming to the Nintendo Switch and Playstation 4 systems. What’s even better is that it’ll still be free and it’ll be out once the conference is over.
The Elder Scrolls Blades
Todd Howard also announced a new mobile Elder Scrolls experience; The Elder Scrolls Blades.
The Elder Scrolls will be available later this year for free. The game is available for pre-order on iOS and Android devices right now, and it’ll release across all platforms too.
Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI
For a second I thought we weren’t going to hear about this, but Starfield finally made an appearance at the end of the show. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to see as it was only a teaser trailer, but it’s good to see the game finally confirmed.
Just like Starfield, The Elder Scrolls VI also popped up at the end of the show with a brief teaser trailer. We don’t have a subtitle, nor do we know where it’ll be set or when it’s coming, but we now have confirmation that Bethesda Game Studios are working on The Elder Scrolls VI.