Breaking down Bethesda's E3 2018 Showcase

Fallout 76 and Fallout Shelter

Set in the hills of West Virginia, Fallout 76 is confirmed to be a prequel to every Fallout game, and as with the Xbox presentation a few hours earlier, they promised the game wordld would be 4 times the size of Fallout 4.

You'll be playing as a denizen of Vault 76, who leaves the vault on reclamation day – 25 years after the bombs fell.

Fallout 76 is confirmed as an online game. You can play the game solo, but with multiplayer as an option – open world, survival, and every person is real. According to their explanation, you'll never be instanced with more than a few dozen players, but you can always play with friends, team up with people and build homes and craft.

There's also a game mechanic where it seems nuclear weapons can be acquired – the nuclear launch codes can be used to fire a nuclear missile at parts of the game world's map.

The game will have dedicated servers and a B.E.T.A – the Break-it-Early Test Application – will be available for players to test the game.

Fallout 76 willl be out November 14, 2018, and will have a physical collector's edition. 

Meanwhile, Fallout Shelter will have a release on the PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch – and its going to come out later today. As with the mobile release, the game is free to play.

The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Bethesda also announced a mobile game called The Elder Scrolls: Blades.

The game is a first-person dungeon crawler that allows for landscape or portrait mode play, and will have town-building elements.

The game will come out in the fall for free, while players can sign up for early access at 

Starfield and The Elder Scrolls VI

Bethesda also showed two teaser trailers. The first announced Starfield, its first wholly original title in 25 years with a teaser trailer. 


The second is The Elder Scrolls VI. –