This year’s E3 has the potential to be the best since the event’s inception. Not only are the usual heavy hitters such as Sony and Microsoft going to be in attendance this year, but newcomers are also stepping up to showcase to the world what they are bringing to gaming in the near and far future. Out of these new E3 presenters, the most exciting by far is Fallout and Elder Scrolls creator Bethesda.
Bethesda will be hosting its very first E3 press conference on Sunday, June 14th at 7:00pm PDT. Not content on just having a cut and dry press conference, they have now announced pre and post shows to be hosted by two of gaming’s most recognizable faces, Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb.
Famed in the industry for their work with defunct television channel G4 on shows such as X-Play, Sessler and Webb are easily two of the most recognizable faces in gaming journalism. They parted ways since the cancellation of X-Play to pursue other ventures, but now they are reuniting to host the pre and post shows for Bethesda’s E3 press conference. Speaking on the opportunity to be a part of Bethesda’s E3 event, Sessler said, “Over the years the talent and games from Bethesda’s studios have always been a point of admiration, and my excitement couldn’t be more palpable. Seriously, my scalp is tingling.”
Bethesda’s pre-show will begin at 6:45pm PDT, offering viewers an exclusive “behind-the-scenes experience”. The post-show, to start whenever the actual conference itself concludes, will have meatier content, with Sessler and Webb conducting interviews with the developers of the games. Both the pre and post shows can be viewed via Bethesda’s official Twitch or YouTube pages on June 14th.
With the addition of Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb to the show, Bethesda is truly going all out with its first E3. It’s looking to make an impression, and it certainly has the potential to feature the best conference of the entire event if everything goes off without a hitch.
Right now, the only game officially confirmed to be appearing during Bethesda’s conference is the reboot of DOOM. This was announced via an exciting trailer that teases a full gameplay reveal for the highly anticipated first-person shooter at E3.
Of course, a single game can’t fill out an entire conference. It’s very likely that Fallout 4, easily one of the most requested games by fans, will be appearing at the conference. In fact, just today Bethesda started teasing the existence of the game, with a countdown timer that ends tomorrow. Perhaps realizing that a surprise Fallout 4 reveal at E3 would be spoiled anyway (as most E3 surprises often are), it decided to get ahead of the curve. This will make sure more people watch its conference by building up hype, knowing that they will actually get to see the game. If there’s any game to make people tune in to E3, Fallout 4 is it.
As for what else Bethesda has in store for the big gaming expo, the sky’s the limit. There’s a possibility that Dishonored 2 could make an appearance, though rumors indicate that the developers want more time before they have a public unveiling, and that the game will skip E3. That being said, the Dishonored franchise could be represented in some form at the event, most likely by the rumored Dishonored: Definitive Edition.
Bethesda’s first ever E3 press conference will begin at 7:00pm PDT. The pre-show hosted by Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will take place at 6:45pm PDT, and the post-show will of course take place once Bethesda’s conference has wrapped up.