Bethesda had its E3 presentation and this year the focus was on bringing new life to some old games like Fallout 4 and Elder Scrolls Online for a fresh new experience. First up was Fallout 4 and Doom both great titles which are getting VR experiences for both games. I’m sure that’s exciting news for anyone with a VR set but for the rest of us the announcement was cool but hard to get excited for.
Bethesda also took a moment to reintroduce people once again to Skyrim for the Switch and showed how Amiibos will be integrated into the game like giving you different outfits and weapons. Seems like a cool and clever way to incorporate Amiibos into the game. Something else that I missed the first time around is that during the trailer you can see how you can essentially play using the motion sensors in the Joy Con controllers. Seems cool but hopefully you can turn that feature off for anyone not interested in the feature.
Bethesda also announced the return competitive scene with Quake Champions and holding a tournament with a prize pool of $1,000,000. No word yet on when this will all take place but I’m sure people will be eager to hone their skills now that some money is involved.
Bethesda did have a few new games to announce, first up was The Evil Within 2 which will come out on October 13th. Since it was simply a trailer and very little gameplay footage its hard to say what we can expect from it besides being scary. Another new game which looks to be like a fun shooter was Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus, from the insane weapons to the enemies you face and story, this seems like one of those games you’ll be wanting to play.
Overall while Bethesda spend a lot of time on old games which were fun to see but not very exciting it did get my attention with games like Skyrim for the Switch and Wolfenstein 2 which both look fun. While I would have liked to be wowed and amazed with new an exciting games, sometimes that isn’t always the case, maybe next year.