This is the live blogging post for Bethesda’s E3 2017 press conference, please do refresh it every five minutes or so to get the full download of information to your brain organs.
Quick predictions for this conference. We know we have a new Wolfenstein, The New Colossus is what I think it’s called. I also think we’ll see some stuff from The Elder Scrolls Online Morrowind since it just launched. However, I don’t think it’s out of order to predict a whole new Elder Scrolls title in the sixth in the series because it’s been the Bethesda-approved amount of time between games at this point. I also know that Bethesda have some new IPs to show off, but I don’t think they’d leave out Fallout 4, particularly some new DLC which I thin is still on the cards for this year.
So I managed to miss the Bethesda conference due to it being at 5AM and me having to get a decent amount of sleep in order to wake up and go to work today. However, I have seen the news and I’m going to chat about it in some sort of order from here on out, beware the post-conference thoughts.
Bethesda announced and showed us some gameplay and trailers for Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. I mean, yes it looks great and the first new one was bloody marvelous, but I have so many questions! I don’t know why the blonde lady who should have a crushed face, does not have a crushed face. This was a key plot point and I don’t understand how they’re avoiding it here, even with ‘Nazi-science magic’. Honestly, that made me feel weird, but there’s more. BJ’s girlfriend and he are meant to be dead aren’t they? I can’t quite remember the end of the story but I’m almost certain one of them basically dies at the end of the last game. Can BJ survive death that convincingly twice?
Okay, nattering about Wolfenstein over, Skyrim on Switch next. As someone who is gagging for a Switch, I’m really excited about seeing this game a bit closer to release date. Sadly we still have no idea when the game will release, but we know it’s working! Though the graphics look, understandably, shoddy given the power limitations of the Switch. It’s pretty cool that an Amiibo makes you find a chest with Link’s armour and sword in it too.
Next up I have to give an honourable mention to The Evil Within 2. This got a very creepy and cryptic trailer that I’m sure people are dissecting as I write into various fan videos that they’ll post everywhere before long. I know that the first game was terrifying, hard, and a big janky, but hopefully they’ve fixed all of this up with the sequel.
VR was also a large part of the conference. Doom VFR, Virtual Fucking Reality I’m guessing, is coming out for VR devices, and Fallout 4 is coming to VR also! I’m not super bothered about Doom VFR, but Fallout 4 in VR is going to be really great. I love the Fallout universe and being able to be even more immersed in it can only be a good thing!
The Elder Scrolls Online came up, but Bethesda simply chatted about the Morrowind DLC and what’s to come for the game over the next year or so. Since this is one of the MMOs I plan to get involved with over the next year, I’m quite excited that it’s getting some decent attention.
Finally we have some Dishonored 2 DLC! This is going to be called Death of the Outsider, and shows a Billy Lurk risen from the dead and augmented working with Daud in order to kill the Outsider. I’m not certain as to why Billy Lurk has been brought back to live, but we can see that she’s packing some Outsider-like tech on her, so I think she may be tied to the black eyed beast. Anyway, I’m just thankful we get to see Daud again, because it’s something I hoped for throughout my entire time with both DLCs of Dishonored.
That’s the total of what Bethesda showed off! Sadly no Prey DLC but it’s pretty early for that just yet. I’m happy we’re seeing ESO support, and the VR expansion is brilliant. What I’m a bit worried about is Wolfenstein 2, and the Skyrim port on Nintendo Switch. Wolfenstein The New Order was incredible, so I don’t want to see the memory of that game tarnished, and I’m just not sure how well Skyrim on Switch is going to work given what we’ve seen so far.
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