Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
No big mic drop moment, but three smaller, powerful ones nonetheless.
We’re just a few hours away from Bethesda’s showing at E3 this year- and if is anything like their excellent conference last year, we’re going to end up with a jam packed, well paced show that will far and away be the best at the event.
Unlike last year, however, there is the small problem of Bethesda not having that one bombshell announcement this year- sure, they have rumored announcements for Prey 2, Wolfenstein 2, and The Evil Within 2, but nothing on the scale of Fallout 4, right?
However, we contend that while they might not have that one big mic drop moment, they will have a few smaller announcements relating to their core franchises that should collectively have the same amount of impact. We think that Bethesda will use E3 to show us the second wave of post launch DLC for Fallout 4, of which Nuka World is widely speculated to be the first. Then there is the Skyrim remaster, which at this point is all but confirmed, thanks to numerous well placed leaks. And finally, we believe that The Elder Scrolls 6 will at least get mentioned, even if it does not get a proper announcement- if only because we do think Bethesda will bring it up when they announce the Skyrim remaster tangentially.
We can’t expect a full Elder Scrolls 6 announcement right now, of course- Fallout 4 came out only last year, and Bethesda take a while to work on their games. That, plus the extended post launch support for Fallout 4 will almost certainly delay development on The Elder Scrolls 6 a fair bit- but with that said, even if they don’t even mention the game, even if it’s just all of the other stuff mentioned above, one wold have to concede that they had a hell of a successful conference.