Short and sweet. An easy way to sum up Bethesda’s E3 press conference. Marketing Director Pete Hines essentially walked out, gave a quick how d’ya do and set up a video. He wasn’t seen again for about half an hour, and then only to say farewell. While there were a couple of major announcements, it didn’t really seem like a whole presser was needed, but it was still nice to see everything lumped together nicely without any sort of hype man to build things up.

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Starting out with a strong push for VR, we got a look at Doom VFR (I’ll let you guess what the F stands for) as well as Fallout 4 VR. The former is apparently a whole new take on the story where it seems you will not take the role of DoomGuy, but will still be ripping and tearing. However, those looking for the zippy pace of one kill after another in VFR will likely be disappointed. Since that sort of experience doesn’t translate all too well into a virtual headset, it seems the developers have opted to go the other way, with the character slowing down time and teleporting about arenas for kills. Fallout, on the other hand, seems to be the game but in VR. While Doom will be coming to Vive and Playstation VR, Fallout will stick with just the Vive…for now.

The Elder Scrolls Online recently added Morrowind, a fan-favorite area, to the map, and it was announced that there would be some events prominently featuring the new realm. What exactly they are? Well, we don’t know. An expansion for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, the free-to-play card game was also announced, featuring Skyrim.


Continuing with Skyrim, the version for the Switch was briefly shown off, displaying the way motion controls with the Joy-Cons will be used to use either a sword and shield or bow and arrow. And if you have a Link amiibo, you can apparently outfit yourself like the hero of Hyrule. Fair warning: the outfit does not look all that great.

More Dishonored is on the way in what looks to be a standalone DLC story featuring Daud and Billie Lurk, who have appeared in previous DLC installments for the first game in the series.

Quake Champions made another appearance, this time with a complete focus on leaning into the eSports angle. In line with that, there will be a Quake World Championship at this year’s Quakecon with a $1 million prize pool. Serious money!


With all of the old out of the way, it was on to the new. Not new IPs, but sequels to some pretty good titles. An trailer for The Evil Within 2 showed off some impressive thematic imagery, though it lost some of its impact when paired with a horrendous cover of Duran Duran’s Ordinary World and the fact that all gameplay footage was limited to half-second enemy encounters stitched together. Otherwise, I can’t wait!

And finally a pay-off to the initial “reveal” of the next chapter in the Wolfenstein saga came with a hard-hitting but irreverently hilarious announcement of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. B.J. Blazkowickz is back in some pretty hefty armor, teaming up with a cast of misfits to take out the Nazi regime? Sign me up.

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