Every game from the Bethesda E3 2018 conference

Posted: 11 June 2018 1:06 pm News

Starfield, The Elder Scrolls VI, Doom springs Eternal, Avalanche Rages on, Wolfenstein II's co-op sequel and full details on the Fallout 76 revealed.

Bethesda's show is almost always one of the more exciting and endearing presentations at E3. While the developer responsible for some of the biggest IPs around has the consistent bad luck of having its game reveals spoiled in the week's preceding the big event (this year Walmart popped the cork on Rage 2 a couple of week's early), it still manages to keep a few surprises under wraps.

Name Game info Description Trailer
RAGE 2 Developer: Avalanche Studios
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: Autumn 2019
Combining the post-apocalyptic wasteland of Mad Max with the colourful absurdity of Borderlands, RAGE 2 looks to be even more over-the-top than Avalanche's previous Just Cause games. It will feature an assortment of ludicrous weapons and vehicles, from monster trucks and gyrocopters to mech suits and reality-bending powers. Watch trailer
The Elder Scrolls: Legends Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Release date: 2018
Bethesda is completely overhauling the visual design of its Elder Scrolls based card game for release on current-gen consoles. Watch trailer
DOOM Eternal Developer: id Software
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: N/A
A follow-up to 2016's DOOM reboot, DOOM Eternal promises to pack twice as many demons to rip and tear. Watch trailer
Prey: Mooncrash Developer: Arkane Software
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: Out now (2018)
An infinitely-replayable expansion to Prey set on the Moon. Taking cues from rogue-likes, each time you die the world changes, promising a unique experience each time. Watch trailer
Wolfenstein Youngblood Developer: MachineGames
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: 2019
Set in 1980s Paris, starring the twin daughters of BJ Blazkowicz. Features co-op play. Watch trailer
Prey: Typhon Hunter VR Developer: Arkane Software
Platforms: VR
Release date: 2018
A PvP VR experience as well as a separate single-player experience designed specifically for virtual reality. Watch trailer
Wolfenstein Cyberpilot Developer: MachineGames
Platforms: VR
Release date: N/A
An undetailed single-player virtual reality experience set in the Wolfenstein universe. Watch trailer
Fallout 76 Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
Release date: 14 November 2018
A multiplayer-focused online prequel to all other Fallout games. Set in West Virginia, it promises a world four times the size of any previous Fallout title. Building and survival play a prominent role, with you taking charge of rebuilding the world after the bombs have fallen. Watch trailer
Fallout Shelter Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch
Release date: Out now (2018)
Now PS4 and Nintendo Switch owners can join the millions of people who've managed their own fallout shelters in the post-apocalypse. Watch trailer
The Elder Scrolls: Blades Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Platforms: iOS, Android, PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release date: 2018
A full first-person RPG with free movement and swipe-based combat. Features hand-crafted and procedurally-generated dungeons. Watch trailer
Starfield Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: N/A
A wholly new game set in an original sci-fi universe. Watch trailer
The Elder Scroll VI Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: N/A
The game all Bethesda fans have been waiting for has finally been confirmed, albeit with little in terms of concrete details. Watch trailer

That is incredibly true for this year's press conference, which spent enough time formerly introducing Rage 2 (a sequel we never knew we wanted) before revealing Doom Eternal a sequel to 2016's Doom that promises to raise hell on earth (we'll apparently see more at QuakeCon in August). Also announced was some new DLC for Elder Scrolls: Online that explores Argonian lore a little deeper, and the digital CCG Elder Scroll Legends will be arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. We can also expect two new DLC releases for Prey, a co-op sequel to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus named Youngblood which focuses on the Blazkowicz twins in 1980s Paris, plus two new VR experiences for Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

Todd Howard jumped on stage to announce Skyrim for Amazon Alexa, Etch-A-Sketch, Motorola pagers and Samsung Smart Fridges in a fun bout of self-deprecation aided by Keegan-Michael Key before actually introducing Fallout 76.

Fallout 76 is touted to be four times the size of Fallout 4 and serves as a prequel to every Fallout game that's come before it. As a dweller of Vault 76, your character starts their journey on "Reclamation Day" when the first Vault dwellers emerge to take back the surface. In the case for our protagonist, that means exploring and reclaiming a post-apocalyptic West Virginia.

Howard also confirmed that Fallout 76 is entirely online, with one shared universe for all players. Howard also reassured fans that the game could be played solo from beginning to end if that's more your jam. Howard called Fallout 76 "softcore survival" and emphasised that death in Fallout 76 was more lenient than most survival games, allowing you to retain loot and progression. Howard also announced dedicated servers for Fallout 76 and an upcoming beta.

Howard followed up with a few announcements around Bethesda's mobile titles. First up, Fallout Shelter is coming to PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch and second, a totally new Elder Scrolls title known as Elder Scrolls Blades. A very ambitious RPG for mobile, Elder Scrolls Blades looks close to a fully-fledged Elder Scrolls title with mobile-friendly controls and three core modes: a roguelike dungeon crawler experience, an arena battle mode and a story-driven experience. Blades will be free-to-play and arrives later this year.

The show that seemed to have three different finales ended with two huge teases: Bethesda's first original title in 25 years Starfield and the one fans have been waiting for with bated breath, The Elder Scrolls VI.

Both were announced as "next-generation" titles whatever that means at this point in time.

Well, that was quite the show. PlayStation certainly has its work cut out for it.

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