UK markets close in 4 hours 58 minutes
  • FTSE 100

    7,542.46
    -25.08 (-0.33%)
     
  • FTSE 250

    19,202.44
    -127.14 (-0.66%)
     
  • AIM

    841.31
    -9.41 (-1.11%)
     
  • GBP/EUR

    1.1613
    -0.0002 (-0.02%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.2210
    +0.0016 (+0.13%)
     
  • BTC-GBP

    13,910.99
    -330.05 (-2.32%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    400.49
    -10.73 (-2.61%)
     
  • S&P 500

    3,998.84
    -72.86 (-1.79%)
     
  • DOW

    33,947.10
    -482.78 (-1.40%)
     
  • CRUDE OIL

    76.08
    -0.85 (-1.10%)
     
  • GOLD FUTURES

    1,787.60
    +6.30 (+0.35%)
     
  • NIKKEI 225

    27,885.87
    +65.47 (+0.24%)
     
  • HANG SENG

    19,441.18
    -77.11 (-0.40%)
     
  • DAX

    14,397.66
    -49.95 (-0.35%)
     
  • CAC 40

    6,672.33
    -24.63 (-0.37%)
     

E3 2018 Bethesda conference: Fallout 76 release date, Doom Eternal and The Elder Scrolls VI confirmed

Fallout 76 - Bethesda/Bethesda
Fallout 76 - Bethesda/Bethesda

We're technically into day three of E3 2018. EA kicked things off yesterday, and Microsoft had an extremely strong show earlier today (well, yesterday). But Bethesda wasn't going to let Microsoft take all the glory, knocking it out of the park with the confirmation of The Elder Scrolls VI, Doom Eternal, and giving us more details about online RPG Fallout 76. There was even a performance from Andrew WK (the guy who sang Party Hard.)

Let's have a look at the biggest announcements.

Fallout 76

Fallout 76 is going to be an online experience, allowing you to team up with friends or play solo. The title is a prequel to all the other Fallout games, with your character being one of the first to emerge from a vault in West Virginia after the nuclear disaster. Todd Howard assured us that the servers won't be packed with people, only having a dozen players rather than hundreds. Luckily your character won't just be tied to one server, so you can hope between them.

Fallout 76 has 16 times the detail with new lighting and rendering. There's six unique regions, new creatures, and the folklore of West Virginia is a big influence on these creatures. According to Howard, it's four times bigger than Fallout 4. There will also be a building element. 

Another new feature is the inclusion of nuclear weapons. You can collect codes to activate a nuclear launch, devastating your enemies. "The easiest way is to team up," says Howard.

So, when's it out? November 14, 2018. There will also be a beta beforehand.

The Elder Scrolls VI

Bethesda confirmed The Elder Scrolls VI is on it's way, but there were no further details.

Doom Eternal

A Doom sequel was confirmed with a teaser trailer. According to Bethesda, Doom Eternal will have twice as many "badass demons" and the doomslayer will be even stronger. Unfortunately the title won't be demoed until QuakeCon in August. 

Rage 2

We finally got a closer look at Rage 2 with a gameplay trailer, there was also a live performance from Andrew WK to announce it. From what we seen, it looks as chaotic as ever

Prey 

Arkane Studios has been teasing Prey content for a while now, so it was no surprise when a new Prey DlC was announced - Mooncrash. It's available now. In addition, a new free update is being rolling out tonight which adds new game plus, survival mode, and story mode options.

If that's not enough, later this summer a new multiplayer mode called Typhon Hunter will also be available. It's a lethal game of hide and seek where one player is a goes against five mimics who can disguise themselves as anything.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

A new Wolfenstein title was announced which focuses on B.J. Blazkowicz's twin daughters, and is set in 80s Paris. There's also a Wolfenstein VR game coming out called Cyberpilot.

Not enough for you? Wolfenstein 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch in a few weeks "in our message to bring the message f*** Nazis to every platform possible."   

Starfield

All we know about Starfield is it's a next generation single-player game and Bethesda's "first wholely original franchise in 25 years." 

 The Elder Scrolls Online DLC

The Elder Scrolls Online is getting a new Dungeon DLC called Wolf hunter, which will be based on werewolves.  In addition, a new story DLC called Murkmire is in production, which takes players back to Blackmarsh and explores Argonian lore.

3:59AM

The vault is closed

And with that epic finally we are done. Bethesda certainly gave us everything we were looking for. Though not everyone is happy about Fallout 76 being online.

3:55AM

The Elder Scrolls VI

It's coming. We know nothing about it, but we know it's coming.

3:53AM

Starfield

A next generation single-player game and "the first wholely original franchise in 25 years." 

3:46AM

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

A mobile version of Elder Scrolls? That's a bit of a disappointment Howard. But it'll be coming to mobile for free this Fall (and later VR).

3:43AM

Fallout Shelter 

Coming to Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 tonight. Still going to be free.

3:42AM

Fallout 76 release date

November 14, 2018. Not long!

3:41AM

Fallout 76 beta

There will be a beta or "Break-It Early Test Application." No details.

3:39AM

Fallout 76 nuclear weapons

You can collect codes to activate a nuclear launch, devastating your enemies.

3:33AM

Fallout 76

Fallout 76 is a prequel to all the other Fallout games and entirely online, but there's also an option to play solo. You aren't tied to one server, your character can move between them. In addition, each 'server' has dozens rather than hundreds of people.

Fallout 76 has 16 times the detail with new lighting and rendering. There's six unique regions, new creatures, and the folklore of West Virginia is a big influence on these creatures. According to Howard, it's four times bigger than Fallout 4.

You can build wherever you want and can move it wherever. "The easiest way is to team up," says Howard.

3:21AM

Skyrim and Alexa?

Keegan-Michael Key is doing a bit with an Alexa. 

3:18AM

Todd Howard is here

Who else would reveal more details on Fallout 76 but Todd Howard?

3:17AM

Wolfenstein

Wolfenstein Youngblood has been announced, and will be a co-op title which focuses on B.J. Blazkowicz's twin daughters. It'll be set in 80s Paris and out next year. Also Wolfenstein 2 is coming to Nintendo Switch in a few weeks "in our message to bring the message f*** Nazis to every platform possible." In addition, there's a Wolfenstein VR game coming out called Cyberpilot.

3:10AM

Prey

Arkane Studios are rolling out a new free update for Prey - starting tonight. The update adds new game plus, story mode, and survival mode. There's also a new Prey DLC called Moon Crash, which is available now.

Later this summer, a new multiplayer mode called Typhon Hunter will also be available. It's a lethal game of hide and seek where one player is a goes against five mimics who can disguise themselves as anything.

3:06AM

Quake Champions

New trailer for Quake Champions but not much other news on that front. Apart from the fact 'Quake Dad' will haunt that poor man forever.

3:04AM

Quake Dad

Apparently 'Quake Dad' is a thing. There was an awkward silence.

3:02AM

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal, the Doom sequel, has been confirmed. Apparently there will be twice as many "badass demons" and the doomslayer will be even stronger. Unfortunately the title won't be demoed until QuakeCon in August. 

2:57AM

The Elder Scrolls Online DLC

ESO is getting a new Dungeon DLC called Wolf hunter, which will be based on werewolves.  In addition, a new story DLC called Murkmire is in production, which takes players back to Blackmarsh and explores Argonian lore.

2:51AM

The Elder Scrolls Legends

Will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One later this year.

2:48AM

Rage 2

According the devs, you are Walker, the last ranger of the wasteland. We're getting to see some gameplay, looks like Rage is more destructive and chaotic than ever.

 Due Spring 2019.

2:40AM

Andrew WK

Nope, it's genuinely happening.

Andrew WK - Credit: Bethesda/Bethesda
Andrew Wk Credit: Bethesda/Bethesda

 You might remember Andrew, or Andy as I hear he likes to be called, from the hit Party Hard.

2:37AM

Rage 2 live performance

Andrew WK is on the Bethesda stage to officially sing his song from Rage 2. I'm not sure if I've gone delirious now. 

2:31AM

Time to open the vault

And we're off! Let's see if Bethesda can match Microsoft's conference from earlier today (well, yesterday). 

2:28AM

What are you wanting to see?

We'll probably be seeing more of Fallout 76 and Rage 2 - that's a given. But let us know in the comments what you would ideally like Bethesda to show tonight? A new Elder Scrolls, maybe Doom 2? We can always dream.

2:12AM

Bethesda conference kicks off in 20 minutes

Not long to go, it's late, but we will power through together! At least we know Tom Hoggins is suffering over in Los Angeles...oh wait...