If your most significant expectancy of the press conference that Bethesda will hold at E3 2019 is to see the two most significant announcements of last year, think twice. Bethesda announced at PAX East that additional details would not be revealed or showcased regarding the games Starfield or The Elder Scrolls 6 at the E3 of this year. During E3 2018 both games were given a tiny teaser and were announced alongside more detailed reveals for Rage 2 and Fallout 76.
We won’t hear any news on The Eder Scrolls 6 and Starfield at E3 2019
Todd Howard, the Bethesda executive producer, said during a PAX East panel that “that’s just a little sneak peek at the technology that we’ve been building,” in regards to a new game engine’s further details. “People are going to see the tech at first, actually, in Starfield. And so that tech will have like the second version of it in The Elder Scrolls 6, and -before everyone asks- please be patient. It’s going to be a long time. It’s not something we’re going to be talking about at E3 -either of those games- this year. And so patience, please. But given The Elder Scrolls anniversary, we did want to give everybody a taste.”
The Elder Scrolls 6 is still a long way off
We were not really surprised to hear that during E3 this year we will see none of The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield, especially after taking into consideration that their showings from the event in 2018 implied that they are still early on in their development. Howard already knows the release dates for both games, but he decided not to announce them yet because it would be a proof of foolishness.
Pete Hines, the Bethesda marketing boss, and Matt Firor, the ZeniMax Online Studios game director, said during PAX Australia 2018 that The Elder Scrolls 6 is still a long way off.