With E3 coming upon us very soon, what better time than now to start predicting what we’ll see at this year’s event. This time, we’ll try predicting what Bethesda might have in store for their press conference.
What We Already Know
Todd Howard, director of Bethesda Game Studios, has already confirmed that nether Starfield or The Elder Scrolls VI will not appear at this years E3.
“…before anyone asks, please be patient, it’s going to be a long time! It’s not something we’re going to be talking about, either of those games, at E3 this year, and so patience, please” – Todd Howard Source: Gamesradar
This is unfortunate news since these two titles are Bethesda‘s most anticipated games. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to look forward to or possibly surprise us at Bethesda’s E3 press conference this year.
I don’t think it would be a surprise to see something from Id Software‘s highly-anticipated Doom 2016 sequel. We already saw 15 minutes of gameplay at Quakecon 2018, so it would make sense that we get more information at E3.
I think we will see a closer look at some of the new features and additions to the game such as new demons to slay, new weapons to slay those demons with, and a closer look at the story. I’m very confident that after seeing some gameplay of the game, we will finally get a release date for Fall 2019 for all available consoles.
The Evil Within 3
Personally, this game is something I really want to see, and I think it has a somewhat decent chance to be shown at this year’s E3.
While The Evil Within 2 didn’t sell as well as Bethesda and Tango hoped it would, the game was a critical success and was an excellent horror game. The ending of The Evil Within 2 did tease us with more to come, showing us the now ruined Mobius labs lit up, hinting at the return of Myra. There are also still some unanswered questions such as what happens to Ruvik at the end of The Evil Within 1. The Evil Within is still one of Bethesda’s more interesting and unique franchises, so it would be a shame if Bethesda decides to bench it.
We already know about the spin-off Wolfenstein: Young Blood and the VR game, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot. However, we have heard barely anything about a sequel to Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus except for a confirmation of its plan from Pete Hines, vice president of marketing and communications.
“Absolutely we’re making a Wolfenstein III… they’re taking a break from the larger story to do Wolfenstein: Youngblood. But we all have to see how that ends.” Source: Gamespot
Perhaps Young Blood could be a gateway, connecting The New Colossus to the inevitable third game. I wouldn’t be surprised if we get a short teaser similar to Doom Eternal‘s reveal trailer at last year’s E3.
Rage 2 Expansion DLC
I know it’s a little early to talk about DLC for a game that’s not even out. But Bethesda has a tendency to release DLC whether it be small or big shortly after a game release. I could see Rage 2 getting a couple of small DLC including new weapons, vehicles, and powers while releasing a large expansion similar to Fallout 4 DLC. Perhaps it could give Rage 2 a new environment to explore, like an icy or greener region. It’s hard to speculate since Rage 2 isn’t even out yet, but don’t be surprised to see one or even several DLCs for the game.
A Tease for the Future
I’m calling it right now, just before the show is about to conclude, Bethesda will tease us with a small glimpse of gameplay or cinematic footage for Starfield. You might be thinking that this doesn’t make sense since Bethesda themselves debunked the appearance of both Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI this year. I think this is a ploy to trick us so they can surprise and leave us wanting more for the future, especially after their various controversies last year, Bethesda would want to make it up to their audience. However, I highly doubt that we will see anything from The Elder Scrolls VI due to the game still being in early development.
So that’s all the big predictions we think will and hopefully happen at Bethesda’s E3 conference. Do you agree with our thoughts? Do you have your predictions about Bethesda’s E3? Let us know in the comments down below, follow us on Twitter and join our Community Discord.