Bethesda was busy at E3 2019 with new IPs, massive updates for existing games, and the introduction of Orion, a new game-streaming technology. Read on to find out what Bethesda announced.
The studio behind The Evil Within is stepping into the action-adventure genre with Ghostwire: Tokyo. The premise of the game is that people of Tokyo are mysteriously disappearing. It's up to you to uncover the source and purge the city of a strange, new evil. You'll also have mysterious abilities, which you'll have to use when facing the occult. Unravel conspiracy theories and experience urban legends like never before. There's no release date or platform news yet.
From the creators of the Dishonored series comes a first-person shooter where two assassins are caught in an eternal struggle on the lawless island of Blackreef. DEATHLOOP features unique environments where you will take down targets in a variety of different ways to try to end the time loop. No word yet on when it'll be released so stay tuned for more news.
After acknowledging that it had a bit of a rough launch, Bethesda is giving Fallout 76 a massive update. Titled the "Wastelanders" update, it'll be the game's first major expansion. Expect to see new weapons, a new main quest, and a 52-player battle royale mode. Called Nuclear Winter, the battle royale mode pits players against each other as they fight to become a vault overseer. The expansion is free for all Fallout 76 owners and is expected to arrive in Fall 2019.
Bethesda announced that DOOM Eternal will be getting a multiplayer mode aptly named Battlemode. In this 2v1 mode, two player-controlled demons fight a single fully equipped Slayer. There will be a variety of demons to choose from, such as the jetpacking Revenant to the thick-skinned Mancubus. Demon player can also spawn AI-controlled reinforcements to overwhelm the Slayer. They also gave a release date so get ready to join the action on November 22, 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia.
Play as BJ Blazkowicz's twin daughters, Jess and Soph, and take to the streets of 1980s Nazi-occupied Paris as they search for their father. You'll be establishing a home base in the Paris Catacombs and have the freedom to take on missions in any order. Level up and unlock unique abilities, weapon attachments, gadgets, cosmetics, and more. Wolfenstein: Youngblood will release on July 26, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. If you get the Deluxe Edition, you'll get a variety of in-game bonuses, including the Buddy Pass, which allows you to partner up with a friend who doesn't own the game.
Are you a Rage 2 player? If so, you'll be happy to know that there is a lot of new content heading your way. Bethesda is adding a new pilotable Mech "Boom Bringer" vehicle, a one-wheeled "Armadillo" vehicle, and a "Ghost" motorcycle. They're also going to host two dynamic events, Global Worming and Bug Swarm. Get a host of new missions regarding the Stanley Express. You'll also get new cheats, weapon skins, daily events, Wasteland challenges, and community events. And that's just over the next month. Bethesda also teased the Rise of the Ghosts expansion, coming later this year.
Elder Scrolls: Blades
The mobile game Elder Scrolls: Blades will be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. It will feature cross-play and cross-progression so all your game data carries over. It's expected to arrive Fall 2019.
Speaking of mobile games, Bethesda announced Commander Keen. Play as twin geniuses Billy and Billie as they race to save the galaxy with their gadgets. This free-to-play mobile game will have a soft launch on iOS and Android in Summer 2019.
Bethesda also announced Orion, a game-streaming technology that will stream video games at lower latency and lower bandwidth, making streaming games more accessible to people. Orion is game-engine-based technology that optimizes a game for the cloud. Integrated into the game engine itself, Orion can reduce latency up to 20% per frame and requires up to 40% less bandwidth. Bethesda stated that Orion is complementary to the hardware technology in data centers built by other streaming providers, ensuring much better results when they are paired. Bethesda will be holding public trials for Orion soon.
Unfortunately, we didn't get any more news about Elder Scrolls VI, which was teased at last year's E3. However, Bethesda did announce some new anticipated games, some major updates to their existing IPs, and an interesting take on game-streaming technology.