By Adam Schifani
As a father, I loved Bethesda’s opening to their conference. Children of Bethesda employees described what they thought their parent did at Bethesda. It was a fantastic opening. The opening is about the first two minutes of the show. Enjoy!
*To note, there was no mention of Elder Scrolls VI. However, Pete Hines has said before that Bethesda Game Studios has two brand new IPs that they are working on before the next Elder Scrolls game. So, I did not expect it, and thought the conference was great.*
If you listened to our E3 predictions, then you know I had a big miss. Bethesda did not announce a new sci-fi IP, but they did have a tight show with brief appearances from Hines. While I didn’t see anything that got my blood pumping, Bethesda had a solid show with some killer games. The Bethesda Creation Club did raise some eyebrows, but more clarification has come out to help quell fears of the paid mod system from Steam that was such a problem. Let’s get into the meat of the conference.
I want to play this, and when I do, I will throw up a lot. But, I will play it when I can afford VR (tears). DOOM was the most fun I’ve had with and FPS game in a long time, and VR will just make me more immersed in Hell.
Fallout 4 VR
Bethesda is bringing the Fallout franchise to the immense world of VR with Fallout 4 VR. Not much to say about it, except that it looks cool. Enjoy.
So, a while back Valve and Bethesda tried to do paid mods on Steam, and it went horribly wrong. Many players had varying opinions about the system, but in the end, it was shut down. I’ve heard quite a few murmurs about how this is BS that Bethesda is charging for mods again, but I’d like to clear that up. Creation Club is a collection of developers within Bethesda and outside developers, including modders from the community, developing new paid content for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition. All of this content will go through the development process at Bethesda before releasing to the public for a price. Think of Creation Club as mini-DLC. Mods will still be free, and modders are welcome to continue creating. Check out the Creation Club site for more details.
Skyrim on Switch
Mobile Skyrim sounds pretty great to me. Skyrim on the Nintendo Switch will take advantage of the motion controls, which I’m intrigued about. Bethesda is also officially allowing you to use the Master Sword and dress like Link for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild with Amiibo integration.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Dropping September 15, Dishonored: Death of the Outsider is a standalone story starring Billie Lurk. The mechanically-enhanced assassin is teaming up with her old mentor and series regular, Daud, to kill the Outsider. The DLC for the first game was phenomenal, so I can’t wait for this one.
The Evil Within 2
Coming out on Friday the 13th this October, The Evil Within 2 was announced with silky smooth trailer. I didn’t play the first game, and I won’t play this one because I don’t like nightmares. However, for those horror fans out there, this is a game for you.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Probably one of the best trailers for this E3, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus looks epic AF. I’m buying the first game because of this trailer. This game is right around the corner, releasing in October this year. There are a lot of crazy visuals in this trailer, including a guy dropping acid while a pregnant woman brutally murders a Nazi.