Out of the box at the E3 press conference, the world has backed into Fallout 76 and Rage 2. What else did Bethesda Softworks announce at E3 2018?
While the world is looking for Bethesda to drop the biggest announcements of the weekend, a major showcase is waiting in the wind. Announced on their own major Press Conference at 6:30 PM Pacific Time, Bethesda gave us a great hour of new content for multiple titles, including the Fallout series. Just ahead of the announcements, the community threw out an overwhelming “why” to the announcement of Rage 2 – a sequel to the largely overlooked title on Xbox 360 and PS3. Looking at more footage of Rage 2 and Fallout 76, the company is looking to make good and push excitement to the fans pushing into the 2018 Q3 sales season.
Themed around the idea of “Create”, Pete Hines kicked off our favorite developer’s press conference by saying that we “create the worlds” that we want to play. Touting updates to Doom, Elder Scrolls Online and tow new titles for Nintendo Switch, Bethesda Softworks spoke on their “top developer” award given to the studio. Starting out with their title first announced “Thanks to their friends at Walmart Canada”, Rage 2.
Open world chaos is the drive pushing Rage 2, Id Softworks and Avalanche Studios during development. “The world of Rage 2 is perfect for our style of gameplay,” as Avalanche looked to design “the most insane open-world shooter you’ve ever played.”
Playing as Walker, the last Ranger of the wasteland, Id Softworks and Avalanche didn’t wait to bring us live footage during the conference. Destroyed by an asteroid, mutants have taken over what remains of the Earth, leaving only “hate, fear, and the need for survival”. Packing in a bit of, footage we could see Walker approach the Eden Space Center overrun by Bandits in their seamless open world. The footage itself didn’t largely differentiate from what was available in their announcement trailer. Have a look below for the full footage.
Elder Scrolls: Legends
The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be launching to Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Playstation 4. The strategy card game has hit PC, mobile or tablets as it looks to overhaul the UI and other elements under a new development team. Announced to sync up with a Bethesda global account, those who enjoy the Elder Scrolls: Legends today can transfer all game play over to newly announced platforms at launch. No set dates have been given at this time.
Elder Scrolls Online: Summerset
Developed by Zenimax Studios, The Elder Scrolls: Summerset hit stages this weekend with an announced 11 million players, with over 1,000,000 players in just the last year. Named MMO of the year in 2017 for the third straight year, Morrowind content hit in The Elder Scrolls Online last year, followed by Summerset very recently. Developing DLC quarterly, Bethesda announced the Wolfhunter DLC, based on werewolves and Murkmire content. ESO will reach out into Argonian culture later this year with Blackmarsh DLC announced to enhance our MMO experience.
Expanding on one of the most profound shooters in recent memory, and one of the greatest shooter franchises of all-time, Bethesda brought out the Big-F-Guns with Doom: Eternal. Announced by Marty Straton, Doom: Eternal is a new sequel to the Doom reboot released just a few years ago. Pumping up the power of the Doom Slayer, adding twice as many Demons, and bringing literal Hell on Earth, Bethesda’s show teased a QuakeCon announcement for the debut of the formally announced title tonight.
The franchise that invented the multiplayer shooter genre is back with new features, new characters and so much more. Available now on sale for PC, players have access to the Quake Champions early access for just $29.99. Built on intense grass-roots competitions, the series is being built with competition in mind, headed to Dreamhack and other competitive scenes going forward.
Quake Champions is available for a free trial today, and those who sign up to play the game today will be able to test the game for the foreseeable future. Interested? Just click this link for a Steam download.
INCLUDED IN THE CHAMPIONS PACK:
- Instant access to Quake Champions in Early Access
- Access to all current Champions – including Ranger, Visor, Scalebearer, Nyx, Anarki, Clutch, Sorlag, Galena, Slash, Wolfenstein’s BJ Blazkowicz, DOOM Slayer, and Keel.
- Access to all future Champions – including the newly released duo of Strogg & Peeker!
- An exclusive Early Access skin for Ranger
- 3 Reliquaries (top-grade loot boxes containing in-game cosmetic items such as skins, shaders, nameplates and more)
- Access to custom game features
Brand-new to Quake Champions? Here are some of the features and faces you’ll encounter that are currently available in the Early Access build of the game:
Do you like to go into battle solo, or with a squad of friends? Prefer surviving in a brouhaha of other players or going one-on-one with a singular opponent? In Quake Champions, there’s always more than one way to frag!
- Deathmatch – It’s you against the world. Frag anything that moves!
- Team Deathmatch – Two teams face off against each other in this 4v4 Deathmatch variant!
- Duel – Ready to go one-on-one? It’s just you and your opponent in a tense best-of-three battle!
- 2v2 Team Deathmatch – Grab a partner and face off against an enemy duo!
- Sacrifice – Seize the Soul and fight for control over powerful Obelisks in this competitive 4v4 mode!
- Instagib – Every shot is a one-hit kill in this frenetic and fun mode made for everyone!
Quake Champions of course features a host of Champions and Weapons available today, so get down to it and melt a few faces.
A huge free update for Prey is launching RIGHT NOW. Launching three new play modes and new content, Prey is bigger now than ever at no extra cost. Keeping things short and sweet, Bethesda kept things pre-recorded for Prey, so check out the footage right here!
Announced by Machine Games, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus hit store shelves to win Best Action Game at The Game Awards. This year, Wolfenstein will reach out to the Nintendo Switch with content optimized for the platform just as the Skyrim series had done last holiday season. Going forward, the Wolfenstein series will continue, featuring BJ’s twin daughters as a cooperative experience. Set in a continued struggle, fight off those Nazi scum in Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
Coming down the pipe, players will be able to play both Prey’s new Mooncrash missions in “Typhon Hunter” and a Wolfenstein VR title, “Cyberpilot” as announced at the show. As just a short snippet, we can enjoy a fully immersive experience on your platform of choice coming soon.
Headed up by Game Director Todd Howard, Fallout 76 stood out as the showcase title during their press conference. “Fallout 76 is a prequel of all the other games”, set in West Virginia with a lush landscape like no other Fallout title before, a new experience awaits you. Each character in Fallout 76 is a real person, “because yes, Fallout 76 is entirely online”.
“First, of course you can play this solo. You’ll be who you want, experiencing quests and leveling up. But also, like many of you we’ve always wanted to see what our games would be like with Multiplayer.” “Open world. Survival. Every person you encounter is real.”
Launching the 14th of November, 2018, get your hands on everything Fallout 76 right after you check out the suite of videos below.
Announced as an “and also”, Fallout Shelter will release on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for FREE, right now. Check them out along with 120,000,000 other lifetime players on every available platform as soon as you like.
The Elder Scrolls: Blades
Much like Fallout Shelter, Bethesda was looking for an experience, “that we couldn’t find anywhere else.” Set as a massive first-person RPG with console quality graphics. Tap to move or use dual sticks, combat follows your specific movements and timings. Set with hand-crafted and procedurally generated dungeons, the entire title is capable of being played in both portrait and widescreen mode. Not limited to just dungeons, players can enjoy indoor and outdoor experiences, battling in Arena (PVP) combat, an endless dungeon test of your skills, or a primary campaign mode with town building and unlockable NPCs and quests. Players can look forward to playing Elder Scrolls: Blades on “every device and system we can”. Available on PC, VR, Mobile, and consoles, Blades will release this Fall for FREE. The title will be available for early access on iOS, Android and PC to those who sign up today.
Bethesda Softworks has just announced their next adventure – the first wholly new franchise in 25 years. Set in space – Starfield is coming to “next-gen” platforms years in conception and development. Teased just ahead of the most anticipated announcement (arguably) of the evening…
The Elder Scrolls VI has been announced as in-development!