With E3 being little more than a week away, many publishers and developers have started teasing their upcoming schedules, including what games might be revealed. Of course, all these teasers and leaks comes the annual tradition of fake leaks, and this year is no exception. From imageboard and meme generator 4chan comes someone who claims to work at Bethesda, apparently as a leaker, as the user introduces themselves by saying “I’m a leaker at Bethesda.”
The “leaker” says there will be two major announcements made by Bethesda Game Studios at E3, and that will be the unveiling of Fallout 4 VR and Starfield. The “leaker” also claims that Bethesda is working on Skyrim VR, but might not announce it at E3, as they wouldn’t want to take the spotlight from Fallout 4 VR and Starfield.
For those who don’t know, Starfield is a long-rumored game that Bethesda has been working on. Though the game has never been officially announced by Bethesda, rumors of this presumably space-based game surfaced after it was discovered Bethesda’s parent company ZeniMax trademarked the name for use on video games back in March 2013. The “leaker” claims Starfield has been in the concept stage since around Fallout 3’s release, and after the release of Fallout 4’s DLC, has gone into full development.
The “leaker” goes on to say that Starfield will be a first-person, open world RPG, like every other game Bethesda Game Studios has made. The sci-fi game will feature 5-10 races to choose from, but that’s still not the biggest news. The “leaker” says this game will take place in the same universe as the Fallout games, but will be further into the future (and in space) so it will only hinted at. The leaker says this all part of Bethesda’s plan to create an interconnected universe from all their gaming franchises: “Basically Fallout is the beginning of the timeline, Starfield is the middle, and Elder Scrolls is Far Future.”
Of course, this stretches the belief of many fans, especially those heavily invested in the Elder Scrolls lore. Many users on the thread don’t believe the leaks, but some have expressed serious concern that Bethesda might actually try to mess with the Elder Scrolls lore.
To see if any of these “leaks” do end up being true, be sure to keep up on all the E3 news coverage here at mxdwn Games.