Bethesda has announced that it will have an E3 showcase set to take place at this year's E3 in Los Angeles, California. The publisher is promising "something special" for this year's event, which is set to kick off over the weekend on June 10th, just ahead of the ESA opening up the doors for E3 to journalists and the public.
The trailer was posted up over on the official Bethesda YouTube channel, where it reveals just 30 seconds of a promo that reminds gamers that there will be a special E3 showcase on display at 6:30pm starting June 10th 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
The tagline for this year's promo is "Creating Something Special".
What exactly does this mean? Well, we don't know. Bethesda has a full slate of IP under its belt and it could relate to any number of the games that it published recently or games that have been long forgotten, such as the grindhouse shooter Wet, or the id Tech-powered RAGE from id Software. There was also the short-lived Hunted: The Demon's Forge and of course Brink.
Given that Bethesda and MachineGames just released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus late last year, it's unlikely that there will be a new game in the series for release this year. There's also a series of DLC that Bethesda unleashed for the game, so that also kind of puts a damper on any new games in the series.
The Twitter accounts for Prey have been teasing some new moon base DLC, so it wouldn't be surprising to see that at this year's event.
I tend to doubt that a new Fallout game would be announced at this year's event, especially given that Fallout 4 just came out back in 2015, and it seems way too soon for a new game in the franchise. That's not to mention that Bethesda milked the fourth canonical entry with plenty of DLC so far and it seems unlikely that any major new expansions will be announced after it wrapped up with the Fallout 4: Nuka World DLC.
The most obvious announcement is something for The Elder Scrolls. Over the last few years, Bethesda has been re-releasing The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for any and every device under the sun, while also releasing new expansion packs for The Elder Scrolls Online. There has yet to be a major new entry in the standalone series since 2011. So it's been seven years since a new entry was added to the series beyond the MMO, which came out back in 2014.
Alternatively, there could always be a new entry in the Brink series. Bethesda did recently make the game free-to-play, so maybe it was a precursor to something new? Then again, maybe the company is fixing to make a slew of new IP and that's what's going to be announced at this year's event? I suppose we'll find out this June.