We know just how complicated it can be keeping up with all of the latest news, trailers, and game reveals from E3 2018, which is why we've put together all of the biggest highlights players need concerning Bethesda's expansive pre-E3 briefing. Among other details about Rage 2 and Quake Champions, players also got their look at the next two biggest games from Bethesda: all-new franchise Starfield as well as the hotly anticipated reveal for The Elder Scrolls 6.
Viewers jumping in to the Bethesda E3 briefing got an extended look at Rage 2, soaked in color and surrounding the world, or this "shithole," as protagonist Walker calls it, which has been ravaged by an asteroid.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
Following up on previous stories concerning the total revamp of The Elder Scrolls: Legends and the swap in developers from Direwolf Digital to Sparkypants Studios, Bethesda saw fit to show off a new trailer for the game that not only showcases the new visual style, but serves as an announcement that the company's CCG is finally breaking free of PC and mobile platform exclusivity to land on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Quake Champions community manager Joshua Boyle took the stage at Bethesda's annual E3 showcase to anounce the game's newest free trial. Boyle also ran down the Quake franchise's two-plus decades of competitive play and its role as a premier esport.
The Elder Scrolls Online
Aside from the new Elder Scrolls Online E3 2018 trailer featured above, the developers also teased two new expansions: Murkmire, which is slated to take the game back to the area known as Blackmarsh, giving players a fresh taste for Argonian lore and culture; and Wolfhunter, a new set of DLC dungeons.
Bethesda confirmed that Fallout 76 will in fact be an online title, filled entirely with other players. If you were hoping for a different outcome this E3, you might end up being a little disappointed, as Bethesda has confirmed that things will play out in an alternate way with the latest addition to the Fallout series. You're going to have to play online, but that doesn't mean it's going to be an MMO. It's going to be, as Bethesda has described it, a "softcore survival game."
Dubbed Mooncrash, the new Prey DLC will be available for $20 to owners of Prey as of tonight. Later this summer, an additional DLC called Typhon Hunter VR will be made available for free to owners of Mooncrash. Players can pick up Mooncrash on Steam right now.
After reviving Wolfenstein, Bethesda successfully brought back the granddaddy of all FPS games with a fresh reboot of Doom that helped breathe new life into a title that had a hard time making the jump to modern FPS styles over the decades. Now that Doom finally has the flagship relaunch it needed, it's time for a sequel. And fans will be getting their new sequel in the form of Doom Eternal.
Bethesda has officially revealed Wolfenstein: Youngblood, a sequel to the critically acclaimed Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Slated for a 2019 release, Wolfenstein: Youngblood introduces players to the twin daughters of B.J. Blazkowicz surviving in a war-torn Paris set some time after the events of the previous game.
Bethesda's surprisingly addictive base-building title Fallout Shelter has been kicking around the mobile and Microsoft marketplaces for a few years, but players who prefer to game on rival hardware haven't had the chance to enjoy the title through their preferred medium. That has now changed, as Bethesda has revealed during their E3 2018 showcase that Fallout Shelter will soon be coming to both PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
At Bethesda's briefing, company head honcho Todd Howard teased a new single player game for next generation consoles called Starfield. Howard said it was the first all-new franchise game from the studio in over 25 years. A short teaser was shown of a star shining behind a planet with some sort of spacecraft being sucked into an explosion.
The Elder Scrolls 6
To close out its E3 2018 showcase, Bethesda showed a brief teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls 6. The teaser confirmed the game's development, but it's a long time out: Bethesda either hasn't settled on a subtitle for the game, or hasn't finished mapping out the location where it will be set, or isn't quite ready to disclose the information.
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