Last year, Bethesda dominated headlines after E3 when they showed two extremely brief teaser trailers; one for The Elder Scrolls 6 and one for Starfield, their upcoming new IP. Since then, speculation has been rampant for both titles among fans and pundits alike. However, fans who were hoping to see more at E3 this year will likely be disappointed; Todd Howard has said that neither game will be shown at the event.
Bethesda Won’t Show Either The Elder Scrolls 6 or Starfield at E3
Todd Howard’s remarks were made towards the end of a Bethesda livestream to mark the 25th anniversary of The Elder Scrolls (around 2:10:30). When Howard was asked about whether Bethesda might soon show off the graphics tech which they’re working on for their upcoming games, he responded:
“I know that’s everyone’s question – so that’s just a little sneak at the technology that we’ve been building. People are going to see it first actually in Starfield, and so that tech will have the second version of it in TES6. But before anyone asks, please be patient, it’s going to be a long time! It’s not something we’re going to be talking about, either of those games, at E3 this year, and so patience, please.”
The news will likely come as a blow to Bethesda’s fans, especially after the disappointing release of Fallout 76 last year. Although Bethesda has made great progress in fixing and improving their latest game, it sounds as though the studio won’t have much to show at E3 this year. With Fallout 76 now released, Starfield is due to be the studio’s next game. However, the title is most likely not yet close to release if it won’t be shown at all at E3. The news does beg the question though; what will Bethesda actually show at E3? Presumably, they will be showing more of the upcoming Fallout 76 DLC. The Elder Scrolls: Blades will also likely feature to some degree. However, beyond that, Bethesda may not have much to talk about in 2019.