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Video game giant Bethesda will be taking its turn in the E3 spotlight on June 11 at 9 p.m. PT / midnight ET. Bethesda’s presentation is always accompanied with a particular sense of anticipation because the video game publisher is known for not making its fans wait too long for a game after its announcement. In other words, Bethesda is not in the business of that trailer to the gameplay trailer garbage.
So what games can we expect Bethesda to showcase? They gave the industry a great clue with their press conference invitation, which depicts a theme park-like place called Bethesdaland. This video game wonderland features some obvious nods to their most loved franchises: Doom, The Elder Scrolls, and Quake.
Notably, there are also two areas of Bethesdaland that are marked as under construction.
According to GameSpot, two games have already been confirmed for Bethesda’s presentation: Elder Scrolls Legends and Quake Champions. Also possible is a showing of a new Wolfenstein title that was first teased at last year’s E3.
Additionally, rumors have started to swirl about a new Bethesda game called Starfield. According to a 4chan post by “a leaker at Bethesda,” Starfield will be a sci-fi RPG set in space in the same vein and universe as Fallout. In fact, the game is supposedly a conduit to connect the worlds of Fallout and Elder Scrolls together. Says the person who posted about Starfield, “Fallout is the beginning of the timeline, Starfield is the middle, and Elder Scrolls is Far Future.” The poster also went on to say that the game is slated to be announced at E3.
It’s important to emphasize that the existence of Starfield is based only on very heavy and unconfirmed speculation. But the idea of the game is undeniably exciting.
And since VR is and has been the sexiest keyword in the gaming industry, Bethesda may also showcase Doom VR and Fallout VR in action. The publisher has mentioned that these VR experiences are in the works, but it’s unclear how far along they are. It’ll be an ambitious project to create a VR version of these games that will actually appeal to players.
To follow along with all of Bethesda’s announcements live, you can stream their showcase on YouTube or bookmark this page to watch it right here.
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