Update: The Conference has ended, but you can watch the full event by skipping to the 2:59:00 mark in the video below.
For the third year in a row, Bethesda will host its own press conference, or showcase as the studio likes to call it. At the time of its first showcase, Bethesda was in a position where all eyes were focused on its looming blockbuster, Fallout 4, and so the time seemed right to make a big show of it all.
Now, two years later, Bethesda is continuing that trend, but operating with a lot more mystery. In other words, Bethesda is holding a press conference, that much is true, but what will be at that conference is a little less so.
In the last year, Bethesda released two major titles from Arkane Studios, Dishonored 2 and Prey. While both are tightly woven single player narratives, it’s possible that Arkane may announce some form of DLC or add-on story content for either game. If the studio does, though, expect it to be a small part of the presentation.
Will Be There: Fallout VR, Quake Champions
Fallout VR will make an appearance during the press conference and could get a release date as well. The virtual reality experience was revealed at last year’s event and should be prepped for an even longer demonstration this year. According to Bethesda, the experience is pretty stellar.
Of the known triple-A titles on Bethesda’s roster, Quake Champions is the only one that has yet to release. The closed beta was seemingly a success, and there’s the possibility of more online tests in the future. More likely, though, Bethesda will give a date for Quake Champions on PC so fans can know when exactly they will get their rocket jumping fill.
Of course, the major high points of the Bethesda press conference are likely to be those unknown reveals. Well, unknown for those that like to avoid leaks.
Rumored: Wolfenstein, Evil Within 2, Starfield
Prior to the leaks it was a safe bet that Bethesda E3 2017 press conference attendees would see a new Wolfenstein and a new Evil Within, and the rumors only continued to support those assumptions. We know that Wolfenstein: The New Order developer MachineGames is working on something, and it only makes sense that it be a sequel to the studio’s surprise hit.
Currently, the rumors claim that sequel will be titled Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, but take that with a grain of salt. But a new Wolfenstein appearing in some fashion later today, regardless of the title, is practically a given at this point.
Alongside Wolfenstein, The Evil Within 2 has had its fair share of leaks as well, but most figured a sequel was in the works. Shinji Mikami’s survival horror IP had a few stumbles in its freshman effort, but some time to talk to the fans could help make sure the sequel delivers exactly what gamers want.
For its big, unexpected reveal Bethesda is rumored to be showing off something called Starfield, which some are saying is a space exploration RPG. Unlike Wolfenstein and Evil Within, this title has the most amount of speculation surrounding it and as a result has the most intrigue. Will it be Bethesda’s gameplay systems (Fallout, Elder Scrolls) but in a space setting, or will it be something completely different. Watch the livestream or check beck to Game Rant during the show to find out.