E3 2017 Recap - Bethesda Press Conference
At E3 2017, gamers were treated to a rather brief press conference by Bethesda that included a variety of interesting announcements. Opening the show, fans were treated to a stroll through “BethesdaLand” before briskly diving into the company’s general news announcements.
If you’re wondering what Bethesda showed during their E3 2017 press conference, we have the full recap down below!
Fallout 4 and Doom VR
Bethesda treated fans to a glimpse of both Fallout 4 and Doom in VR. While Doom VR looks a bit nauseating and disorienting, we can’t help but feel intrigued at the prospect of smashing demon skulls in the realm of virtual reality. Meanwhile, Fallout 4 will be entirely playable in VR, meaning you’ll have the entire wasteland at your virtual fingertips.
Good and bad news for modders, as Bethesda announced their new Creation Club. This expands mod support for Bethesda titles through a wide variety of downloadable content. The caveat? The downloadable content costs credits to use, and in the gaming industry’s growing trend of microtransactions, we can bet these Creation Club credits will cost real cash.
Skyrim: Nintendo Switch and Amiibo Support
This portion of the Bethesda press conference rehashed the fact that Skyrim will indeed be releasing on the Nintendo Switch. However, Bethesda went a step further and announced Amiibo support for Skyrim on the Switch. This was shown through the use of an Amiibo from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. When used alongside Skyrim, you can dress your character up as Link.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Bethesda kept their press conference moving along with the reveal of a sleek new trailer for Dishonored: Death of the Outsider. This will be the first DLC release for Dishonored 2, and is set to launch on September 15th, 2017.
The DLC has no apparent connection to the main storyline of Dishonored 2, and will instead focus on a character named Billie Lurk and her mentor Doud. Overall, the DLC looks like a solid addition to the world of Dishonored, and we can’t wait to play it this September.
The Evil Within 2
It’s official, a sequel to The Evil Within is scheduled to release on October 13th, 2017. In the bizarre new trailer for The Evil Within 2, we see a blend of dark imagery and white, plastic features vaguely reminiscent of Westworld.
The trailer doesn’t give us a lot to go on in regards to the story and premise, though the game certainly looks like it’s shaping up well. We can likely expect a gameplay trailer in the coming months, which should offer more information on The Evil Within 2.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
It’s official, BJ Blazkowicz survived the ending of the first Wolfenstein title, The New Order. This was the biggest announcement during Bethesda’s E3 2017 press conference, and for good reason.
Wolfenstein II looks incredible and boasts a full cast of characters, including Blazkowicz’s lady who’s not only pregnant with twins, but fully capable of stabbing a man to death. Wolfenstein II will follow Blazkowicz and crew in a fight against the Nazi regime in America.
The game is set to release on October 27th, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
Other things noted in Bethesda’s E3 2017 press conference include new Skyrim content for The Elder Scrolls Legends card game, a new trailer for Elder Scrolls Online, and a look at Quake: Champions content along with a promo for the Quake tournament set to take place on August 26th at QuakeCon. As of right now, you can sign up for the Quake: Champions closed beta.
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By reading through this article, you should now be caught up on everything announced during the Bethesda E3 2017 press conference.