Bethesda took over at E3 2018 to unveil its upcoming titles. At the conference not only did we see new additions to popular series such as Fallout and DOOM, but also DLCs, a mobile game and some impressive collector’s editions.
Here are some of the biggest announcements made by Bethesda at E3 2018.
Fallout 76 was expected to be Bethesda’s biggest title at E3 2018, and Bethesda delivered. The latest in Bethesda’s post-apocalyptic survival series, Fallout 76 will be set in a hellish version of West Virginia. The game will tell the story of those who left the vault. However, what makes Fallout 76 so different is that it will be entirely online. Players can opt for a single-player campaign if they wish, but each character in the game will be based on a real person.
“You’ll be able to join your friends whenever you want, and all of your progression goes with you,” said Todd Howard, the game’s director. “When we think about games, we think about worlds, and the choices that you can make.”
Fallout 76 will come out on November 14 and Bethesda will announce a beta version soon. The company also confirmed that there will be a collector’s edition of the game, which will come with a life-size Power Helmet for players. Fallout Shelter, the free-to-play Android and iOS game, will also be coming to the Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4.
An entirely new IP from Bethesda, Starfield is under development primarily for next-gen consoles. The much-rumoured game got a brief mention at the end of the conference, but no further information was provided.
DOOM Eternal will be the sequel to 2016’s DOOM. Creative Director Hugo Martin promised there will be twice as many “badass demons” in the game, and joked about teasing “Hell on Earth.” There will be a “ton of features” that the team will reveal at a later premiere at QuakeCon in August.
Elder Scrolls VI
Yes, it is finally happening. After a long wait, Bethesda finally revealed that Elder Scrolls VI is under works. There aren’t many details to go with, but at least now we have a confirmation.
However, Elder Scrolls Blades, a single-player RPG title, will be coming out this year. Blades will be a mobile title, which Bethesda promises to come with “console-quality graphics, but with a uniquely mobile experience”.
Wolfenstein: Young Blood
Wolfenstein: Young Blood is the next addition to the Wolfenstein series and will focus on the twin daughters of William J. “B.J.” Blazkowicz, the protagonist of the series. This will be the 12th Wolfenstein game overall and fourth in MachineGames’ reimagining of the franchise.
The game is said to be co-op, where you play as one of B.J.’s twin daughters, Jess and Soph, as you search for your missing father in Nazi-occupied Paris.
Bethesda pulled in Andrew W.K. for a special performance while revealing Rage 2. This game is set in a post-apocalyptic world and is focused on shooting and driving-based gameplay. One scene in Rage 2’s gameplay trailer finds a punk watching an old CRT television set, while an advertisement for the Rage 2 collector’s edition plays. This ad is for a real product, and you can preorder the collector’s edition now.
The edition comes with a Ruckus the Crusher talking head, a regular and steelbook version of the game, monster truck, deluxe edition content, a “BFG”, a special weapon and armour, collector’s edition poster, an exclusive mission (Cult of the Death God) and a Wasteland Wizard cheat code.
Prey: Mooncrash DLC
The event also saw the announcement of a new DLC for Prey, which will add some new modes to the game including New Game+ and a survival mode. The Mooncrash DLC will also include a new chapter that is described as “infinitely replayable”. There will also be a competitive mode called “Typhon Hunter” in which one human character takes on a group of five players controlling shape-shifting Mimics. Mooncrash is available now for $20 (Dh73.4).
Fallout 76 seems to be the biggest title for Bethesda, but there are some promising games and sequels in the pipeline. But for now, it is just a waiting game.