E3 2019 is shaping up to be a different landscape than previous years, with Sony pulling out of the convention and EA not holding a traditional conference. However, in a move that is sure to appease those concerned about more changes to the year’s biggest gaming event, Bethesda has announced today that it will be returning to E3 this year.
In the update to its website, the company states that on Sunday, June 9 (5:30 PM PST), it will be holding its 5th Annual Bethesda Showcase, with the only confirmed title being Doom Eternal, the hotly anticipated sequel to the 2016 reboot by id Tech. While there’s no set lineup for what Bethesda will be showing off, it would most likely have to be something impressive in order to salvage the PR nightmare and mediocrity that has been Fallout 76.
The theme for Bethesda’s event this year is “Be Together”, stemming from the sentiment that the company hopes to invite its biggest fans to join the team for the most important night of the year. Aside from a “Save the Date” poster image, however, Bethesda states that official invites and details regarding registering for a chance to attend the event will be coming at a later date. And, just like everything E3 related, the event will be available to watch on most major streaming platforms such as Twitch, Youtube, and Mixer.
Bethesda might have floundered a bit recently with its in-house Fallout 76 launch, but its publishing branch is still pushing out quality titles. The upcoming Wolfenstein Young Blood, Doom Eternal, and Rage 2 prove that the company is still a powerhouse in the industry; not to mention, its developer studio is also working on some of the most sought-after RPGs in Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI, though these two titles might still be a long while away.
E3 2019 stands as a prime opportunity for Bethesda to leave the pains of Fallout 76 behind it and earn back the gamers’ trust, a chance to show the expansive gaming community that tunes into the E3 every year that it is still very much capable of balancing its fans’ wants for quality titles with the constantly shifting demands of the video game market.