Bethesda E3 2019

You say this at your most divided time, ouch

Bethesda once again graces us with their presence but this time without the big hits that they announced this year so let’s see what they showed us. Spoiler alert, Digital Devolver’s ‘Direct’ did better than this.

Of the things that people were happy to see we got more gameplay of Doom: Eternal which is now scheduled to come out November 22nd. I hope to actually play Doom 2016 before this comes out so I may very well find myself getting very hyped for this release. We also got an interesting looking ‘horror’ game by the company that made The Evil Within known as Ghostwire: Tokyo which certainly seems interesting and Arcane Studios, the Dishonoured guys, showed off a cinematic trailer for an assassin shoot-off game in a time loop known as ‘Deathloop’. Quite a few interesting games here.

However when it comes to Bethesda Game Studios we didn’t see any new games such as Starfield or Elder Scrolls 6. What we did see however was the announcement of the Elder Scrolls: Blades, the mobile game, coming to Switch which doesn’t make much sense to me as you might as well just play Skyrim on Switch if you want an Elder Scrolls game. They also showed off new expansions for Fallout 76 including the fact that they would be adding a Battle Royale mode (oh joy) and the ‘Wastelanders’ update which will finally add human NPC’s to the game, like they should have been at launch.

Finally we got some weird announcements such as a brand new Commander Keen mobile game which looks pretty mediocre to say the least, a new expansion for Rage 2 and finally a type of streaming service/engine hardware thing called Orion which supposedly will allow players to have faster and much better looking games if they are streaming from a cloud service. They didn’t show off too much about it aside from a gameplay demo of Doom: Eternal playing on several devices which certainly looked impressive but I’m willing to wait and see exactly how this will work.

So there we are, another one down. Next up will be Square Enix or perhaps Ubisoft, probably whichever one I found the most interesting. In the meantime that’s all for now, and as always. It’s not just a game, It’s a Life.

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