Publisher/developer Bethesda held their press conference yesterday at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
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Bethesda has had a rough couple of months following the endless waves of controversy surrounding last year’s Fallout 76 and the near non-existent marketing campaign for Rage 2. Despite this though their conference is something that a lot of people were looking forward to as they do every year.
The studio gave off a pretty confident exhibition as if those rough couple of months never happened with tons of new titles in development, expansions, and sequels to some of their most popular titles like Wolfenstein and Rage 2.
Bethesda’s Todd Howard as always took to the stage to get fans riled up for the showcase and as expected addressed the criticisms from the community and missteps made over the past year. He even joked about being surprised that nobody was trying to kill him the second he stepped on stage.
For those who are interested in getting their Elder Scrolls fix they will be happy to learn that The Elder Scrolls: Blades launched last night for iPhone and Android devices. Later on in the year the mobile installment to Bethesda’s popular fantasy series will be available on the Nintendo Switch.
Reaffirming its commitment to Fallout 76, the company is planning to drop its biggest expansion to the post-apocalyptic open-world game, titled Wastelanders. With this impending update, human NPCs with full dialogue trees will finally be making their appearance in Appalachia. This certainly will make Fallout 76 feel more like its predecessors in the franchise and hopefully be the first step towards the troubled game regaining a lot of the goodwill it had before launch. Also being added to Fallout 76 is a 52-player battle royale mode called Nuclear Winter. To get a taste of all of this content, Fallout 76 will be free-to-play for everyone from June 10th to June 17th.
Tango Games president Shinji Mikami appeared to unveil Ghostwire: Tokyo, an action-adventure title where players will battle supernatural forces. With Ghostwire: Tokyo, it would seem that Tango is trying its best to differentiate this supernatural horror title from their previous game, The Evil Within. Not a lot of story details can be gleaned from this trailer aside from a mysterious masked archer who evidently has supernatural abilities and faces off against demonic forces.
Bethesda has a lot planned for The Elder Scrolls Online this year. The MMORPG is set to continue with its Season of the Dragon DLC with major story updates and new dungeons being set for release. The game’s planned Scalebreaker DLC is scheduled to release sometime in August.
Zenimax Studios took to the stage to announce that they have several projects currently in development with one being ready for the presser. The studio unveiled their remake of the 90s cult classic game Commander Keen from ID Software which will be available on mobile devices. Commander Keen is set for a soft launch on iOS and Android sometime this summer. Since it is a mobile game it is likely that the company is definitely looking to rake in some serious profits from the micro transactions that will be littered throughout it.
Following Rage 2′s launch last month the game’s first DLC expansion was announced. The DLC expansion which is titled Rise of Ghosts, will feature new weapons, vehicles, powers, missions, and so much more. Aside from the DLC expansion, new vehicles, cheat codes, and a portable mech are all set to be added to the game this week.
Wolfenstein developer Machine Games unveiled their latest addition to the Wolfenstein series with Wolfenstein: Youngblood. In the past, the developer has touted that the sequel to Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus will include a co-op story mode where players can enjoy killing Nazis with friends. Youngblood is set to launch on July 26th, 2019 and will be available on PC, Xbox One, Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Google Stadia. Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is also scheduled to release this July for VR platforms.
Dishonored developer Arkane Studios came out in full-force to showcase their newest IP, Deathloop. Deathloop is a first-person action-adventure set in a bleak world that has gone absolutely insane and in a traditional Arkane fashion, it will give players multiple options in how to engage the story.
Last but not least, Bethesda was finally able to drop a new trailer for Doom Eternal. Over the past year we’ve seen a lot of gameplay footage and did receive a look at the game at E3 2018 and Eternal seemingly ups the ante on what people love most about the franchise. They were able to show off a brand new story trailer.
During the exhibition, ID Software was able to give fans a glimpse at Eternal‘s multiplayer. In Eternal‘s Battlemode, one player will take on the role of a demon and the other will become a slayer in a no holds barred fight to the death. More importantly though we were able to finally get an actual release date for when the first person shooter will release. Doom Eternal will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia, Playstation 4, and Xbox One on November 22nd, 2019.
Overall, Bethesda had an impressive slate of content this year that should have fans excited for what is coming as early as next month. They’ve promised to improve Fallout 76 after months of controversy, which should be good news for those who may still be heavily invested in the game.
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