Bethesda E3 2019 came and went this year and they put on a tight show full of games, updates and peaks into the future.
The conference started off with Bethesda thanking their fans talking about the 2-way conversation with fans, the feedback they give and the strong bond between Bethesda and the fans. Many fans started out as just that, fans, however, have gone on to be parts of the Bethesda team. We are all Bethesda was the message heard loud and clear.
Todd Howard came out to address the crowd and make a few jokes about FallOut 76. He thanked fans for sticking with the game and praised the community that’s formed to support the game. Todd acknowledged the troubled start but also said the incremental updates have proved successful thanks to the community.
Fallout 76 is getting more updates in 2019. Wastelanders is the biggest update yet coming to the game. Human NPC’s are coming to Fallout 76 including full dialogue trees and quests. Wastelanders update is coming this fall and is free for all Fallout 76 players. The game also has a free trial from June 10-17th. An all-new battle royale called Nuclear Winter is coming to the game as Bethesda look to ‘welcome’ new players of the game in bombastic style.
Elder Scrolls Blades is getting a new Dragon update, improvements to the arena mode and is coming to Nintendo Switch, for free, later in 2019. The Nintendo Switch version will support cross-play and cross-progression with the mobile.
Deathloop from Arkane Lyon was announced. The trailer showed off the two main characters, Colt and Juliana. Colt is the more straight-shooting, law abider whereas Juliana likes the complete opposite. Although the two characters are different they do share a common trait – one they die, their day resets. In order to stop the mysterious loop, you have to hunt each other down and take each other out.
Doom Eternal is going to tell the origin story of the main protagonist of the game. Doom over the years has been a fairly straight forward shooter with a minimal back story. Doom Eternal intends to change all that with richer lore and storytelling. Members of the ID Software team came out and talked about the guns, gameplay and tactics of Doom. Members of the audience at E3 could play the game right after the show, and it’s playable all week at the Bethesda booth on the show floor. Battle mode is the new multiplayer mode coming to Doom where two player-controlled demons take on a Slayer. More details on this are coming to QuakeCon 2019. Doom Eternal comes to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on November 22nd 2019.
Other games including Ghostwire Tokyo, Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Rage 2 Rise of the Ghosts were also announced.
As well as all the games on show Bethesda E3 2019 announced Orion. Orion is software to support streaming services in the delivery of 4K, 60 FPS gameplay. They showed off the software by playing Doom live on stage with minimal latency. It was great to see a tech demo of this calibre on stage. They didn’t go into great detail on how the technology works, but they offered players the chance to test it out by signing up to the Doom Slayers Club.