Bethesda Softworks, the publisher behind The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Doom, and Dishonored franchises, is performing a first for 2015. The company announced Tuesday that it will host a presentation at this year’s E3 in June, and PlayStation, Xbox, and PC gamers are already speculating as to what may be revealed.
The publisher made the announcement on the BethBlog. Not only is Bethesda hosting its first event, but its treating some lucky fans as well.
— Bethesda Softworks (@Bethblog) February 10, 2015
“We’re hosting our first-ever E3 Showcase in Hollywood, CA on June 14th and we’ve saved some seats just for you, our fans,” the publisher announced. “Feel like a celebrity by attending our most exciting event yet, live and in-person! Keep an eye out – in the coming months we’ll be sharing details on how you can register to attend.”
Not everyone can make the trip to E3 in Los Angeles though. Those that can’t will be able to watch the event on Bethesda’s Twitch channel on June 14.
This news immediately sparked fans guessing as to what Bethesda will reveal at its first ever E3 event. Doom is an obvious choice. A trailer for the reboot of the classic first-person shooter franchise was shown behind closed doors at QuakeCon 2014 though very little leaked out about it. What we do know so far is that the game will feature double jumping and the ability to climb ledges as new movement mechanics (via GameSpot). Finishing moves and the ability to rip someone’s arm off to operate a biometric security door was also reported as features per We Got This Covered.
Fallout 4 is perhaps the most anticipated new title that fans are waiting for information on. There have been many fake teases over the past few months and lots of supposed leaked information regarding the game. Another entry in The Elder Scrolls franchise is a possibility, but Bethesda Game Studios appears to be alternating between Fallout and Elder Scrolls.
Other possibilities include sequels to critical hits like Dishonored and Wolfenstein: The New Order. The free-to-play multiplayer combat title, BattleCry, is likely a shoe-in too, along with some new announcements as well.
Bethesda typically saves its new game announcements for non-E3 events like the Video Game Awards. That the publisher has decided to host an event at this year’s E3 is raising the hype levels already.
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