The Electronics Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, is my favorite time of year as a gamer. In true fashion, it's also the time when companies unveil their biggest announcements for this year, and the years to come.
At the E3 2018 Bethesda showcase, we saw teasers for not one, but two next generation titles from Bethesda Game Studios! I know, I can hardly believe it myself. Let's take at what Todd Howard unveiled, shall we?
Bethesda Announces Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI For Next Generation Consoles
Towards the end of their E3 2018 press conference, the head of Bethesda Game Studios, Todd Howard, unveiled the studio's first original franchise in over 25 years of business.
Starfield is a single player RPG that is intended to stand tall with both Fallout and Elder Scrolls as the main pillars of Bethesda Game Studios. This is huge news on its own, but what really made my jaw drop, was the moment when Todd Howard said that this title is being developed for the next-gen.
There's only one way to interpret this: Starfield is going to be a PS5 title. Now, they could have easily stopped there, but check out what Todd said next:
"Starfield is a game that we have spent years thinking about and working on. Something we feel uniquely positioned to pull off and that we're incredibly excited about. But, we're also building toward the game after that. And it's the one you keep asking about.
The Elder Scrolls VI is in Development
While it's a very short teaser, Bethesda did confirm that they are working on The Elder Scrolls VI. Where it's located in the world of Tamriel remains to be seen, but Todd Howard did mention that this game would be happening after Starfield, so it's most likely several years away.
Since this game is coming after Starfield, it's safe to assume this will also be a next-gen title. Now that the dust has settled, we've heard about not one, but two PS5 games! This is on top of the news that Microsoft is officially working on the next Xbox console.
Will we hear something from Sony at their press conference? Stay tuned to find out! In the meantime, let us know what you think of these new announcements in the comments!
Article by - Bradley Ramsey
Insert date: 6/11/18