That, then, was Bethesda - 30 minutes that made you wonder if the publisher really has enough games to warrant a conference of its own. Still, away from the recaps of existing games and drawn out CG trailers there was the highlight of E3 so far, Machine Games' phenomenal looking Wolfenstein 2 - and it's out later this year. This is how it unfolded.

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04:25

Good morning! The birds are chirping, my eyes sting and the sun isn't up. How are you all faring? Have you stayed up?

04:28

Good shouts for Bethesda's conference include The Evil Within 2...

04:30

Wolfenstein 2, Fallout VR and maybe oh maybe we'll get some confirmation about Skyrim Switch.

04:31

Dare we dream for a sniff - a mere waft - of The Elder Scrolls 6? Remember, Bethesda unveiled Fallout 4 and six months later released it. I'm not sure it's ready to do the same again with TES6 today.

04:32

Mr_Understanding says:

Birds are making funny noises outside my window

I'm not sure why they feel the need to shout that they've woken up before everyone else, to be honest.

04:36

megatronix says:

Elder Scrolls 9!!!

Coming to you holiday 2032!

04:48

Kami says:

Or a port of WET to the Switch.

Ha!

04:50

liquidsoap89 says:

It's not too early to hope for something from id is it?

Quake Champions...

04:55

Well gooooood morning.

04:55

And a hearty salute to each and every one of you that's got up for this.

04:56

And one to myself too for rolling over and picking up my laptop in this Ibis I'm staying in in Brighton.

04:56

I only hit snooze on my phone once.

04:57

Ashkorsair says:

goodmorning martin.any wishes for this show?

That it ends in like five minutes so I can go back to sleep.

04:58

Anyway it'll be Wolfenstein, The Evil Within 2 and Skyrim plus maybe Fallout VR.

04:59

If Rogue Warrior Remastered was here you'd hear my screams of excitement wherever you are. Still the only Bethesda game of recent years that's got my pulse racing.

05:01

We start with a montage that's attempting to make the people at Bethesda seem a little more human.

05:03

I just saw a Battlecry logo! That game was canned, obviously, but the studio lives on.

05:03

And heeeeeeeeeeeeere's Pete Hines.

05:04

The crowd lets out a shriek of what I can only describe as sheer terror as he comes out on stage.

05:04

Actually maybe they're just screaming at that shirt.

05:04

What on earth is going on with that?

05:05

Pete, do a twirl so we can see it in all its horror.

05:05

They've hired the shrieking goons again.

05:06

And they're leading with VR.

05:06

Shall I just go back to sleep?

05:06

First up is Doom on Vive.

05:10

Which has been doing the rounds as a tech demo for a while. It's a thing!

05:07

And now Fallout 4 VR, which again was announced a while ago. It's also still a thing!

05:09

From two games that we knew existed to The Elder Scrolls Online.

05:10

Apologies, Doom VR wasn't announced as a full game, but a tech demo has been doing the rounds for a while.

05:11

Both those VR titles coming out this year.

05:11

Elder Scrolls Online is still being highlighted.

05:11

This is Return to Morrowind, which is out now.

05:11

Apologies if you woke up for this!

05:13

My tired brain only just got what 'VFR' means in Doom VFR. That's tickled me a little.

05:13

(The 'F' is a naughty word).

05:14

Now here's that card game!

05:15

Before that we had the announcement of Bethesda's Creation Club, which is alarming some people as it sounds like it could be paid mods.

05:16

Details of that are thin at the moment - we're trying to find out exactly what it means.

05:17

Skyrim on Switch!

05:17

It has Amiibo support, with Zelda amiibos - lol at actually being able to find one of them - unlocking character costumes.

05:18

Also motion control support, it looks like.

05:18

Dishonored 2 DLC announce klaxon.

05:20

Death of the Outsider, and it's out on September 15th.

05:21

Quake Champions, which by all accounts is quite splendid, gets its moment in the spotlight.

05:21

I'm still reeling from Pete Hines' shirt though tbh.

05:23

And now, finally, a new, new game.

05:23

Which looks very much like The Evil Within 2.

05:24

It's more Mikami, which can only be a good thing.

05:25

valentynlyevyentsov says:

So, Iºm guessing that there can be no TES 6 this year, judging by the subdued presentation... (to dodge calling it boring)

Absolutely no chance of that. I don't think we're expecting it for a few years yet!

05:25

A CG trailer with a slow-burn cover of an old song. And a slow clap from me.

05:25

Get in the sea.

05:27

Finally here's some gameplay. It looks pretty sublime, though we only get a brief look.

05:28

And it's out soon! Friday October 13th - seems like Bethesda's keen on the short marketing cycle after it worked so well for Fallout 4.

05:29

Sweet relief, this is only 30 minutes long. I imagine we're ending on Wolfenstein.

05:30

Will we get to see the game itself though?

05:30

Ah yes, here we go.

05:32

It takes the stylised alternate history of Machine Games' last Wolfenstein to a new extreme as we see Americana lorded over by strawberry milkshake-drinking Nazis.

05:32

This looks alright.

05:36

And now some proper gameplay. You shoot people, obviously, but it all looks terribly cool as you do so.

05:37

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.

05:37

27th October.

05:37

Pete Hines back onstage, doing a swear because Bethesda are edgy like that.

05:38

The new Wolfenstein is probably the highlight of the show so far for me, though. It does look like something else.

05:38

All those games will be out this year.

05:39

A small cherry on an otherwise fairly dismal cake. That's a lot of money to spend for them to show everyone some trailers.

05:39

You can all go back to bed now.

05:41

To recap: VR, MMO, card game, paid for mods (we think) and DLC.

05:41

But to cap it off The Evil Within 2 and the excellent looking Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus, both of which will be playable before the year's end.

05:41

So not too bad, really. I think I'm just tired and grouchy.

05:42

Quite a wait until the next conference, with Ubisoft at 9pm tonight before Sony does its thing at 2am. Hope to see you there!

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    mariuszkowalski 1 year ago
    More ordinary trash from Bethpizda...Wolf will be ok bargain bin shooter though.
    Bionic_Pixel 1 year ago
    Gran Turismo Sport and Death Stranding is the only news i care for right now.
    Hadji_Murad 1 year ago
    watching wolfenstein presentation is like seeing the face of god.
    Pacman8MyGhostkart 1 year ago
    Wow, this year's been underwhelming hasn't it?
    deadpandave 1 year ago
    Well, when I say "PC Gaming".. I do really mean the XCOM announcement...
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    oh damn it is monday. nevermind XD
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    PC Gaming...? Don't you mean "Console leftovers?"
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    PC gaming show is monday I believe @deadpandave
    deadpandave 1 year ago
    Isn't.. uh... the PC Gaming show up first?
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Feel ya on that Martin. Real tired, super grouchy. I need coffee.
    Mr_Understanding 1 year ago
    what the fucking fuck
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Aaaand back to work.
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Bethesda did it proper, but it was meh up until Wolfenstein. BRING IT ON SONY!...?
    Kami 1 year ago
    Yay bedtimzzzzzzzz...
    Badoink 1 year ago
    That's how it's done.
    Mr_Understanding 1 year ago
    wow
    Bertie 1 year ago
    Short and sweet. Games looked good, too
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    Short and sweet, well done Bethesda.
    Moedav 1 year ago
    wait, its over?
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    I mean if there are young people watching Martin they're traumatised by the Evil within trailer. So I think swearing is cool now.
    Rayza 1 year ago
    Please be out this year
    Rayza 1 year ago
    Next*
    Rayza 1 year ago
    Graphics seem to be almost nest gen looking this E3 compared to last year. Thus, Metro, Anthem are all stunning.
    Kami 1 year ago
    That is indeed, rather bananas.
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    This looks fantastic!
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    This is quite a varied thing for a first trailer it can't be long till it's...well there we go.
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    WHEELCHAIR FPS!?
    Rayza 1 year ago
    This looks amazing
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    Nice Dune-style armour.
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    I know it's a stretch but If we get Half Life 3 this year I will sacrifice my unborn child to Lord Gaben. Just saying.
    Rayza 1 year ago
    Wow
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    So it's over soon? Thank the Lord he heard my prayers!
    zoanoid 1 year ago
    CAT MONKEY
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    HELL. YES.
    zoanoid 1 year ago
    WOLFENSTEIN
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    WOW. Friday the 13th. Noice...
    MrSnaztastic 1 year ago
    Y'know, I actually kinda appreciate it when a sequel doesn't come with a subtitle these days.
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    What no Dishonored Online, Fallout Online or Prey Online? So many missed microtransactions...
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    @EddCoates Agreed maybe they're talking afterwards, but they were saying "showcase" rather than presentation...so maybe that's the main difference.
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    HA! Well, this was obvious.
    Rayza 1 year ago
    E3 really makes me question my life choices
    MrSnaztastic 1 year ago
    I have just one question: first or third person?
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    Well if nothing else, this is a really well made trailer.
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    So, Iºm guessing that there can be no TES 6 this year, judging by the subdued presentation... (to dodge calling it boring)
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    Martin: It's in preparation for that shirt to come out as DLC for Skyrim, Fallout and Dishonoured.
    zoanoid 1 year ago
    The Evil Again
    igortresinari 1 year ago
    WHERE IS MAH LYING MAN???????
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Eww okay, DRAMATIC!
    MrSnaztastic 1 year ago
    Figures.
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    I see they aren't going the stealth route in this trailer playthrough.
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    BILLY LURKE!!!
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    Daud!
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    Motion controls in Skyrim, huh?
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    Okay, Link armour in skyrim was not something I was expecting. let alone amiibo support. Wait for the Kirby Costume coming soon! XD
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Oh my God!LINK IS IN SKYRIM!I am SHOOKETH!!!
    Kami 1 year ago
    Lol, Link in Skyrim.
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    @liquidsoap89 Probably a similar system attempt to minecraft's "community marketplace"
    MrSnaztastic 1 year ago
    Bring back Pete Hines!
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    @dingbat91 The word "credit" WAS used... I wonder what they're thinking with that.
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Well this is... dry.
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    Microtransaction...microtransaction never changes.
    Moedav 1 year ago
    I did not wake up for this....
    dingbat91 1 year ago
    I sense an attempt at paid mods again...
    MrSnaztastic 1 year ago
    Eyebrow raised.
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    ESO on PS4 was $5 I'll never get back...
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    A Deathclaw eating your face in VR could require extensive therapy to recover from.
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    Okay Doom VR could be absolutely awesome.
    zoanoid 1 year ago
    And Star Wipe
    Kami 1 year ago
    It's not a party unless you hire some shrieking goons.
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    'VP of Marketing' is a title which instills a great deal of trust
    Kami 1 year ago
    Oh look at the adorable Cacodemon! I want one!
    Bertie 1 year ago
    Man, I love dragons
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    Classic kids and their shenanigans.
    Kami 1 year ago
    @Damn_Skippy - You win, I only got Zero Critical.
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    IHRA Professional Drag Racing 2017
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    @Kami Rage 2: Still Cranky Edition
    Kami 1 year ago
    Oh we're going for obscure, then let's drop in Echelon for good measure.
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    'Wayne Gretzky Hockey 4'?
    Kami 1 year ago
    @Damn_Skippy - Rage 2.
    Ashkorsair 1 year ago
    :)
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    And what a supposedly tiny paper weight it is!
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Microsoft's conference was better. EA's was a snooze-fest. With that said, they were both disappointing. Microsoft yet again failed to bring the games, but they did make a fancy new paperweight though!
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    'Rogue Warrior Remastered,' anyone? *crickets*
    Ashkorsair 1 year ago
    goodmorning martin.any wishes for this show?
    Kami 1 year ago
    Morning Martin, my you seem cheery.
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    I'd say EA's show was worse, but MS' was more disappointing.
    Kami 1 year ago
    @Mr_Understanding - That's like asking what is worse, a kick to the crotch or a hammer to the face. Either way pain is involved.
    Ashkorsair 1 year ago
    Microsoft, they ended with ea for chimps sake
    MrSnaztastic 1 year ago
    A new DOOM campaign would be nice.
    Mr_Understanding 1 year ago
    Who was worse Ea or Microsoft?
    Ashkorsair 1 year ago
    i still have an hour in my nightshift left, so i hope it will be memorable.come on bethesda, make us scream(in delight or frustration either way is good after the lackluster ea and microsoft showings)
    Kami 1 year ago
    Hey Rob, I'll take that over a port of Hunted: The Demons Forge any day of the week.
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    "Quake Champions..."Well don't I look like a fool.
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    It's not too early to hope for something from id is it?
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    I hope Bethesda took notes from Breath of the Wild for when they started making the next TES.
    Kami 1 year ago
    Or a port of WET to the Switch.
    Ashkorsair 1 year ago
    but they will probably end with fallout shelter for switch
    Mr_Understanding 1 year ago
    Hope they have a new engine too.No more load times entering other peoples houses.
    Ashkorsair 1 year ago
    wolfenstein 2! the first one on ps4 was a very pleasant surpirse
    Mr_Understanding 1 year ago
    No Elder Scrolls Six = a bad conference
    Kami 1 year ago
    You know they could drop Brink 2 on us, right?
    MrSnaztastic 1 year ago
    That subtle distortion really is what really makes it.
    liquidsoap89 1 year ago
    I'll take this pre-stream music over the other stuff we typically get any day of the week.
    Kami 1 year ago
    Mr_Understanding - they're swearing at you. At least, the way my cat reacts to them, I assume bad language is involved...
    MrSnaztastic 1 year ago
    If I'm staying up past 5AM to watch this, I seriously hope there's no more shoutcasters...
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Also, LEL at "This stream will begin shortly." 30 mins is not shortly!!!
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Meh. I'm honestly fed up with Skyrim at this point. I want a new Elder Scrolls.
    Mr_Understanding 1 year ago
    Birds are making funny noises outside my window
    MrSnaztastic 1 year ago
    I wonder if it'd be too early to show a new Elder Scrolls or Fallout title before the VR versions of them are out yet.
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    TES 6!??? (Please let it happen)
    valentynlyevyentsov 1 year ago
    Nothing better than watching E3 on your night shift.
    Mr_Understanding 1 year ago
    WE ALL GOING TO MAKE IT
    Kami 1 year ago
    Oh and morning all!
    Kami 1 year ago
    I'm trying to imagine something worse but all I get as a mental image is a big train wreck.
    megatronix 1 year ago
    Elder Scrolls 9!!!
    Damn_Skippy 1 year ago
    'Skyrim' Switch version reveal imminent?
    Mr_Understanding 1 year ago
    am I going to make it?
    Mr_Understanding 1 year ago
    H
    Tom-Selleck 1 year ago
    5am! oh my aching eyes
    funkstar 1 year ago
    they sleep all day work all night ;)
    wellzy4eva 1 year ago
    I feel for the staff in the UK waiting for this...