E3 2019 | Bethesda Conference Recap

Bethesda typically hosts a very casual and down-to-earth conference each year, with updates to existing titles and a few genuine surprises once in a while. With the next generation looming over our heads, I don’t expect things to be much different this year. Two of Bethesda’s next generation titles, The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield, were revealed last year, and it will be a while before we see more of those projects. Let’s take a look at what Bethesda had hiding behind the curtain, shall we?

The Elder Scrolls: Blades


The hit mobile title is doing quite well for the company, and new quests and rewards are available today. The game is also releasing on Nintendo Switch this fall with added joycon motion control support.

Fallout 76: Wastelanders


This new expansion adds a ton of new features, such as human NPCs, new quest lines, the return of dialog trees, and more. Humans are starting to return to the Wastelands so you’ll have the ability to forge new relationships. There is also a free trial this week, including a new addition…

Fallout 76: Nuclear Winter


It was only a matter of time, but of course they’ve added a Battle Royale mode. Of course they have. This new mode is also available to play in the free trial. More information can be found here.

Ghostwire Tokyo

Tango Softworks

Shinji Mikami’s Tango Softworks announced a new action adventure game with an occult twist. The trailer is very haunting, and I’m personally excited to see more.

The Elder Scrolls Online

Zenimax Online Studios

Elsweyr brought a lot of new content to the game, and there is even more on the way including Dragonhold and Scalebreaker DLC.

Commander Keen

Zenimax Online Studios

Now this is what I call a throwback. Commander Keen was the first game the folks at id Software created back in 1990. This mobile reboot stars the twin children of the original commander. Launches later this summer for iOS and Android.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Moons of Elsweyr

Bethesda / Dire Wolf Digital / Sparkypants Studios

Over 75 new cards are coming with this expansion to the popular card game.

Rage 2

Avalanche Studios / id Software

New updates for Rage 2 include new areas to explore, cheat codes to unlock, and vehicles to drive. The Rise of the Ghosts expansion will launch sometime later this year.

Wolfenstein Cyberpilot

MachineGames / Arkane Studios

A VR experience where you hack and control mechs to kill Nazis. Releases in July.

Wolfenstein Youngblood

MachineGames / Arkane Studios

A classic experience where you control BJ Blazkowicz’s daughters to kill even more Nazis. Releases July 26th for all consoles, including the Switch, and PC.


Arkane Lyon

A stylish action game where two assassins are trying to kill each other to end/preserve a time loop. This was a standout trailer.


id Software

Orion is a new streaming technology designed for low latency and low bandwidth. It’s a middleware solution made specifically for various game engines to optimize their performance on streaming platforms such as Stadia and xCloud. Bit of an odd place for this announcement, but welcome nonetheless.

DOOM Eternal

id Software

The long awaited sequel arrives November 22. There is a new collectors edition that comes with an actual wearable helmet to impress practically nobody with. Still a cool addition, though. Battlemode is the new 2 v 1 multiplayer mode where two players will control demons and the remaining player will control the Doom Slayer.

As expected, Bethesda’s conference was pretty standard fare, nothing major, and some more updates to existing titles. At least we got to witness Todd Howard own up to the disaster that was the launch of Fallout 76. Worth it.

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