I took a journey into Bethesda Land. The Bethesda conference this year was short and sweet, and so will be my recap. First up their VR movement was featured with both DOOM and Fallout 4 coming to VR.
Then they showed that Morrowind was joining their Elder Scrolls Online game and that they had a new thing called the Creation Club for Fallout 4 and Skyrim where you can buy official mods for the games. Elder Scrolls Legends (the card game video game) is getting a Skyrim expansion, and Skyrim itself is coming to the Nintendo Switch.
There’s a new Dishonored 2 expansion, Death of the Outsider, and they showed a little more of Quake Champions including emphasis on wanting to bring Quake to the esports scene with the Quake World Championship later this year. The only new games announced from Bethesda this year are some sequels: The Evil Within 2, and Wolfenstein II.
If you’d like to know more, go ahead and watch the restream here.
On this fortnight’s excursion into the world of Geek, Gen Prock is sitting in for Nick (as his Skype just absolutely refused to connect tonight). We discuss the cancellation of Tron 3, the announcement of Fallout 4, the possible remakes of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Big Trouble in Little China, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy 2 getting a script.
We also discuss the “Women in Comics” panel calamity at Denver Comic Con and the overwhelming harassment issues at MomoCon.
If you’re like me, you spent waaaaaaay too many hours back in 2008/2009 sitting in front of your 360, lights dimmed and eyeballs bleeding as you roamed the post-apocalyptic wastelands of Washington DC in Fallout 3. When you finished, you wanted more. MORE. Sure, Fallout: New Vegas was alright, but it just wasn’t the same as Bethesda’s masterpiece.
After years of petitions, DEMANDING that Bethesda just give the people what they want, it appears that…something is about to be announced?
Yes, earlier today Bethesda launched a 24 hour countdown timer that is leading up to what most are assuming is the announcement that Fallout 4 is indeed happening. Or it will be an announcement about an announcement. E3 is only two weeks away, and most gaming journalists figured that would be a pretty good time to give some basic information.
Or maybe Bethesda is just screwing with all of us and we’re about to see what’s for lunch in the cafeteria next week.
At any rate, we’ll find out whether or not to stockpile our bunkers for the apocalypse tomorrow morning.
Update: The link now takes you to the Fallout 4 trailer. Rejoice!
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