The Bethesda Conference has me torn. On one hand it delivered on some pretty epic new installments to great franchises, but on the other it was a pretty dull presentation up until around halfway through when Todd Howard took the stage. Todd Completely turned the conference around and in a completely heterosexual way I feel compelled to say that that guys fucks… while also making drop dead fucking amazing games.
That said, we knew information about Fallout was coming and I think the gaming community should be very happy with the information that we received. We now know that Fallout 76 is going to be the biggest fallout made to date. We also know that it is going to be a “softcore survival”(Todd) online game where you explore the wasteland with “Dozens not hundreds”(Todd) of other players. We were also ensured that even though we are facing a completely online game that the option to play out a solo experience would be possible. We also learned that base building was going to be far more dynamic then in past games. You will now be able to build your base anywhere in the wasteland instead of being limited to predetermined areas. All in all I was very happy with the direction Bethesda decided to take with this new Fallout and I cant wait to play it.
The Elder Scrolls was a major focus of the conference. Bethesda discussed four new installments to the franchise. First of which being two new updates to The Elder Scrolls Online, Wolfhunter & Murkmire. Second being two new mobile games, Elder Scrolls Legends and Elder Scrolls Blades. Lastly they revealed a short teaser trailer for The Elder Scrolls 6 which is rumored to take place in Highrock. A quick read through the Elder Scrolls Wiki tells you that Highrock is primarily populated by the Breton. Brenton’s are a hybrid race of half elves and humans that are skilled in the arcane arts.
One last comment on the conference. Representatives from MachineGames took the stage and announced Wolfenstein: Young blood. I am a big fan of the Wolfenstein Franchise going all the way back to the old school Wolfenstein 3D (1992). I loved Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and you should check out my review of it here. I thought The New Colossus was well deserving of the best action game in 2017 and can not wait to play Wolfenstein: Youngblood.
Following I have listed a comprehensive compilation of all the games and their trailers that were released during the Bethesda conference.
Skyrim Very Special Edition
Fallout 76 (Trailers)
The Elder Scrolls 6
Elder Scrolls Blades
Elder Scrolls Legends