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Bethesda this year has been quite tight-lipped when it has come to what to expect at their press conference for E3 2019. While this potentially could be a recipe for a lot of big surprises, what is far more likely is that Bethesda simply doesn’t have much to announce. This wouldn’t be the first year that Bethesda brought a series of smaller announcements instead of a few larger ones, and I suspect this year may be just that.
1Doom Eternal Takes the Spotlight
If there is one game that is entirely expected at Bethesda’s E3 presentation, its Doom Eternal. Here, we will finally get to see how Doom Eternal builds off of the original reboot’s success, most likely treading the same grounds as Doom II did back in the 90’s with the original Doom. More weapons, better-designed levels, demons on earth, extra silent protagonist, and an even grander amount of ways to murder.
2Attempting to Salvage Fallout 76
I have not personally played Fallout 76, but I have heard enough horror stories to stay away from it. Being a Fallout title, I highly doubt Bethesda is ready to throw this one by the wayside. Instead, I predict that Bethesda will attempt to save Fallout 76 in a big way, not just some patch announcements or improvements they are making, but some sort of large scale expansion. Only something large enough like this, that would be offered free to existing players, could hope to bring this game back to the grave and restore part of Bethesda’s image. Anything less than a grand gesture will simply blow back in their face.
3Elder Scrolls: Blades Release Date & Adjustments
Nearly every year at E3, Bethesda announces either a new phone game, an expansion to one, or the release date to one previously announced. With Elder Scrolls: Blades having a test period just a few months ago, a release date announcement is likely. Hopefully, though, Bethesda will take the criticism of the title to heart and make the changes needed to not simply be a glorified skinner box.
4Wolfenstein: Young Blood
Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a title we already know is coming out, and soon. Considering the light amount of content that Bethesda has in store, some much-expected padding will be needed and Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be there to fill the void. Expect to learn how the story fits into Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and perhaps even a teaser for what the setting for the next Wolfenstein game could be!
Bethesda doesn’t look to have much in the way of announcements coming this E3 and that’s not entirely a bad thing, it’s just a great thing either. Expect some announcements we knew that were coming and perhaps one or two minor surprises, but I personally don’t think we should get our hopes up for anything more from them at this year’s presentation.