What Will Bethesda Reveal At E3 2015?
For the first time in the history of E3, Bethesda will host its own press conference.
This is going to be monumental. Press conferences are usually reserved for the likes of Microsoft, Sony, EA and Ubisoft. We wouldn’t typically expect to see Bethesda step up to this level – traditionally the publisher releases its games slowly and irregularly. But what could be of such burning importance and awesomeness that Bethesda feels the need to dedicate an entire hour to revealing?
“We’re almost ready for our close up,” teases the ‘Save The Date’ poster. E3 2015 will be the year Bethesda cements its place as an indisputable development and publishing giant in the industry.
What could we see?
The safe bet would be on Fallout 4. Bethesda usually alternates between the Fallout and The Elder Scrolls franchises – typically on a three year cycle, which we’ve now passed. It’s hard to believe Skyrim came out way back in 2011, isn’t it?
Aside from Fallout 4, we’re also willing to take a wild leap into the wilds of speculation and expect to see a logo and game title reveal for the next Elder Scrolls game. With The Elder Scrolls Online finally coming to consoles, and with the huge amount of recruiting Bethesda’s main offices have done in recent years, it isn’t impossible to imagine the studio teasing both of its marquee franchises.
That won’t be all of course. The next-gen reboot of id Software’s DOOM has already been shown off behind closed convention-hall doors, and early reports are extremely positive. We expect plenty of the conference time to be dedicated to the granddaddy of FPS gaming’s return. And then there’s BattleCry – Bethesda’s only other confirmed game in production – the F2P online arena game from BattleCry Studios which was teased at E3 2014.
It’ll also be interesting to see what MachineGames has been doing since it wrapped up Wolfenstein: The New Order. Considering the critical and commercial success, a sequel wouldn’t be out of the question.
Oh, and don’t forget about Arkane Studios – who has reportedly spent the last two years building Dishonored 2.
Yeah, whatever you’re doing on 14 June 2015 – cancel your plans and settle in to have your mind blown.