E3 2019 Predictions - Bethesda
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E3 2019 Predictions – Bethesda

E3 2019 Predictions – Bethesda

With E3 under two weeks away it is time for the P2 team to get together and do what they do best, make wildly inaccurate predictions about what is going to appear at the big show. Even though it seems like E3 is a little bit smaller this year, we are still excited to see what rolls out. It is now time for Bethesda to shine, what will they have in store? 

Laura Thornton

Safe Bet
Another look at Wolfenstein Youngblood is definitely on the cards, as well as a release date. I imagine we’ll also hear some Elder Scrolls Online news, whether that’s an upcoming expansion or a sequel (though I highly doubt the latter, even if the game is over 5 years old).

Fairly Likely
I don’t know how well it could be received, but I imagine Bethesda will have to say something about the future of Fallout 76. It would be weirder if they didn’t mention it at all like it was a fever dream we all had or a Vault-Tec social experiment gone horribly wrong.

Wishful Thinking
More detail about The Elder Scrolls VI, like a title or a confirmed setting. I still don’t expect that for another few years yet, but I get my hopes up every E3! I also doubt we’ll see anything about the teased Starfield, either.

E3 2019 Predictions - Bethesda

Adam Rorke

Safe Bet

Now that RAGE 2 is finally out, we can finally start hyping gamers up for the REAL big ticket this year, Doom Eternal! We have the trailer already, we’ve played the previous game, now comes the hype gameplay, explosions and all!

Fairly Likely

Last year we were teased with a tiny bit of info regarding a VR version of Fallout 4. Then like a pigeon in the hands of a Magician, POOF, nothing! As someone who really enjoys my VR gaming, this one has been on my radar for quite some time, especially one that I feel would benefit greatly from the VR interface.

Wishful Thinking

A new Elders Scrolls game, please.

E3 2019 Predictions - Bethesda

Chris Button

Safe Bet

Old mate Todd Howard will detail the future plans of The Elder Scrolls: Blades, including a rough timeline of how long it will linger in the early access state. There are already updates on the way for the mobile game, so expect Bethesda to commit to Blades for a while to come.

Final details of Wolfenstein: Youngblood will be shown prior to its July release. And it’s gonna be sweeeet.

Fairly Likely

The Elder Scrolls VI will get a passing mention. That’s it.

I want to see more of this Starfield space game. I want it to completely blow me away and top every Bethesda effort before it. I know nothing about Starfield other than it being set in space. Spaaaace.

E3 2019 Predictions - Bethesda

Wishful Thinking

Have they ported Skyrim to stone tablets yet? If not, they should totally do that.

Paul James

Safe Bet 

No surer thing at the Bethesda conference than this. DOOM Eternal will be the centerpiece of everything Bethesda gets up to at E3 2019. Other surprises may emerge, and plenty of other titles will get comprehensive showings, but nothing to the level of DOOM Eternal. It’s presumably Bethesda’s marquee title for the end of the year after having previously been announced as a 2019 game, so E3 is the time where we all finally get to see how id hopes to improve upon the masterclass than was DOOM 2016.

Fairly Likely

This will be a tricky one to navigate through for Bethesda but I think Fallout 76 has another big showing in itself this year. Obviously, the game was roasted by many (including myself), for the many problems it had at launch, but Bethesda has been busily working on it, laying out a content/patch roadmap and slowly beginning to turn people around. It would make sense for E3 to be the time where they turn Fallout 76 into their Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn and show something so awe-inspiring that all the burned Fallout fans come flocking back. While I doubt I’ll return what with the plethora of good games on the way, there’s plenty a Fallout fan who could be far more easily swayed to come back, making it too good of an opportunity for Bethesda to pass up

Wishful Thinking

Dearest Todd Howard and Pete Hindes,

I know why you showed The Elders Scrolls VI last year. You were trying to reassure us hardened fans that in spite of the multiplayer-centric Fallout 76 coming out that you hadn’t forgotten which side your bread was buttered, but now you’ve sewn the seeds of hope and excitement amongst the Elders Scrolls faithful, seeds that probably won’t grow into anything fruitful for several years to come. The problem you now have is that the genie is out of the lamp, and good luck trying to cram it back in. Your development pipeline had Starfield in it ahead of The Elders Scrolls VI so now you’re going to leave that tease before us whilst you were on other projects. You’re killing me here. Stop.

Love Paul.

E3 2019 Predictions - Bethesda

Matt Hewson

Safe Bet

Is there any doubt that Doom Eternal is going to be the main star of the Bethesda show this year? I am hoping for a huge trailer, a September release date and a live performance of a couple of the new songs on the soundtrack by Mick Gordon. Rage 2 suffered from being an open-world so a return to the more scripted, linear combat of Doom is exciting. Don’t stuff it up ID, please don’t stuff it up.

Fairly Likely

Arkane will be on show with whatever new project they are working on. It has been a couple of years since both Prey and the last Dishonored game so we should get a peek at what they are putting together. Frankly sign me up because I am ready for anything they dish out.

Wishful Thinking

I think I am the only person on the planet but I want a proper Quake revival. A full story mode, all signing all dancing return to form. With what Bethesda/ID/Machine games have done with Doom and Wolfenstein I am begging to see what they can do with this classic franchise. Quake Champions just doesn’t cut it I am afraid.

E3 2019 Predictions - Bethesda

Shaun Nichols

Safe Bet

This is Bethesda’s big game for the year, with Wolfenstein going the way of Far Cry and getting a spin-off game.  What we have seen so far looks beautifully gory and will be great to see Hell on Earth in all of its glory.  Expect to see lots of action sequences and just as many demons being destroyed in various ways.

Fairly Likely

Since we haven’t really seen much of Starfield besides from a teaser last year this would be a great time to finally shed some light on just it is. We know it is in space but that sums up all we know. With Elder Scrolls still quite a while away from release there is a strong chance we will see Starfield during their presentation this year.

Wishful Thinking

Todd Howard puts his hand up, says we cocked it up and we will redo Fallout 76 and add NPC characters that you can interact with and a story that people will be invested in.

E3 2019 Predictions - Bethesda

Stephen del Prado

Safe Bet

Aside from overhyping and under-delivering? No doubt we will get some promises about the future of Fallout 76 and a showcase of upcoming Bethesda published titles like Wolfenstein: Young Blood and Doom: Eternal.

Fairly Likely

Bethesda continues to demonstrate that the best thing they’ve done since 2011 is publish titles by Arkane, Tango and id Software? I dunno, how about some shoddy DLC for Fallout 76? Call me cynical but Bethesda certainly isn’t the same studio that put out genre pushing titles like Morrowind anymore.

Wishful Thinking

A solid showing of Elder Scrolls IV. At this point, I can’t help but think this is far too early in development to have anything worthwhile to show off at an event like E3. There is also the issue of Creation Engine – after the reception of Fallout 76 and criticisms regarding the technical aspects of the title, Bethesda will need to show something damn impressive to win back the goodwill of those burnt by their Fallout 76 foibles.

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