Bethesda won the award for latest E3 press conference of 2017, bringing us a late-night event from BethesdaLand, their own self-styled amusement park. Among other things they debuted sequels to Wolfenstein and The Evil Within, along with a new Dishonored game.
There weren’t any huge surprises, but at least they kept things moving along. And there’s no denying that Wolfenstein II trailer was good shit.
Let’s get into it.
Fallout 4 will be entirely playable in VR (watch here), and more importantly, that VR version is coming this fall. Doom VR looks like a bit of a one-way-ticket to vomitville, but that doesn’t mean I won’t play it.
The new Creation Club looks like it’ll allow Bethesda and various outside developers to create mods and other content for Bethesda games. You’ll have to spend credits to download new content, and it’s a safe bet that those credits will cost money. It’s basically another crack at paid mods after the first attempt failed.
My boss Stephen Totilo called Skyrim Amiibo integration during the YouTube pre-show with Geoff Keighley. Good job, Stephen.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider comes out on September 15 2017. It’s a standalone adventure that’ll star a mechanically augmented Billie Lurk alongside her old mentor Doud, just like the two-part DLC for the first Dishonored. Given that that DLC was arguably (inarguably?) better than the main game, I’ve got high hopes.
This was a pretty damn slick trailer, though the story stuff was lost on me since I didn’t finish the first game. The gameplay looks a lot faster than in the original, but who can really say based on a trailer?
Apparently BJ Blazkowicz survived the end of The New Order, along with a surprising number of the main cast from the first game. Bethesda showed off a fair chunk of the game in their big trailer. It’s out in October, and I want to play it super bad.
Couple other things: The Elder Scrolls Legends card game gets Skyrim content on June 29, there was a new trailer for some Elder Scrolls Online stuff, and Quake: Champions will get its own world championships on August 26 at QuakeCon.
And that’s it for Sunday at E3 2017. We’ll be back tomorrow for Ubisoft and Sony, and covering the rest of the show all week.