Bethesda at E3 2018: Fallout 76, The Elder Scrolls VI and Starfield

CNET | 6/11/2018 | Mark Serrels
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When Bethesda announced it was showing off a new Fallout game at E3 this year, it was safe to assume that game would be the major focus of the show. That it would be what we were all be talking about afterward.

That would have been normal. It's Fallout for god's sake.

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In what I'd call one of the best E3 conferences in recent memory, Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls VI, a new Doom, a new Wolfenstein, showed off Rage 2 and Fallout 76 (of course) and also showed off its first new IP in 25 years -- a science fiction game called Starfield.

It was insane.

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So let's start in terms of importance...

We know nothing. We know literally nothing. All Bethesda showed at the conference was a logo, playing alongside the soundtrack to Skyrim. At the conference, Todd Howard called Elder Scrolls VI, the next, next game it was working on, so we'll forgive them for that.

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Here's the next game Bethesda is working on...

Again, we know very little except it's a science fiction game set in space. One would hope it's a science fiction game set in space with the scope of, say, an Elder Scrolls or a Fallout. That's reasonable to assume given the way Todd Howard was talking about it. This is a major Bethesda game. Howard referred to it as the first major new franchise game for the company in over 20 years.

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This is a very big deal. I suspect we won't see this game in action for a long time, but it's enthralling to know it exists.

Earlier at Microsoft's E3 conference, you'd be forgiven for thinking Fallout 76 was a brand-new Fallout game.

It is and it isn't.

Fallout 76 is expressly an online video game. "Of course you can play this solo," explained Howard. But he also mentioned...
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