Bethesda’s E3 line-up consisted of three previously announced titles: The Elder Scrolls Online, The Evil Within, and Wolfenstein: The New Order. The biggest reveal was that all three will also be released for PS4 and Xbox One. Some new videos and screens accompanied the announcement.
The Elder Scrolls Online’s next-gen console versions was the biggest surprise from Bethesda. Few MMOs have made the transition to consoles, and this is one of the largest entries the genre has seen in recent years. Adventurers looking to try The Elder Scrolls Online can sign up for the Mac and Windows beta at the official site. Gamers picking up the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One can also sign up at the site for the console beta test that will begin later this year.
All versions of The Elder Scrolls Online are set to launch next spring.
The Evil Within is a survival horror title currently in development at Tango Gameworks, the studio headed up by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami. Mikami last worked on Shadows of the Damned and Vanquish, before announcing a new title with Bethesda, codename Project Zwei. It was revealed in April that Zwei was The Evil Within, a more traditional offering that Mikami hopes to revitalize the genre. He also stated that it will be the last game he directs.
Survival horror fans will be able to check out The Evil Within next year when it launches for 360, PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox One.
Wolfenstein: The New Order is a reboot of id’s seminal first-person shooter Wolfenstein. Players again take on the role of B.J. Blazkowicz as he attempts to put an end to the Nazi menace, but in this world, the Allies lost the Second World War and it’s now 1960. Blazkowicz will be facing an entrenched occupying force that has had over a decade to transform Europe and secure its possessions. The studio behind The New Order is Sweden-based MachineGames, a studio that counts several Starbreeze Studios (Chronicles of Riddick, The Darkness) alumni among their ranks.
Blazkowicz will be returning later this year when Wolfenstein: The New Order launches for PC as well as current- and next-gen consoles.