Now, this is an interesting conference, once again started with the "we are Bethesda' video, that seems to be a piece that is going to stay, for better or worse. After Todd Howard arrives on stage and tries and fails to be funny, they start with Fallout 76 and the changes that will be brought, then they move onto The Elder Scrolls Blades, which is adding a new update tonight, with new jobs, arena battles a jewelry system, along with dragon battles, which drops tonight. Then they announced that it will come to switch this fall. They then went back to Fallout 76 to announce the next update called Wastelanders, which brings human NPCs to the game (should have been there since the beginning) new quests, choice and consequences (allegedly) with new rewards and dialogue choices, this update will release in the fall. There will also be a free trial that starts tomorrow and goes to the 17th the free trial period will give you access to the Nuclear Winter content that is, (because everyone needs it) a battle royale mode where you fight to become the overseer of Vault 51.
After that, Shinji Mikami made his way onto the stage, in order to show off his team's new game called Ghostwire: Tokyo, an action adventure game that takes place in Tokyo Japan, where you deal with harmful and helpful spirits, while you try to figure out and fix why people are mysteriously disappearing. They move quickly on to the Elder Scrolls Online segment, talking about the recently released DLC Elsweyr, then tease the next DLC called Dragonhold, and the next Dungeon DLC Scalebreaker, and while the trailer for Dragonhold was cool, not much information was given. Zenimax decided to ruin Commander Keen by making a mobile game, that looks like it will take advantage of fans new and old alike. Elder Scrolls Legends is making it's way to mobile, with a new expansion on 27 June.
New info about the future of Rage 2 was given where they don't really give details, other than to say that you will be getting a decent amount of content, ranging from free weekly content to Story DLC with the first of that being titled Rise Of The Ghosts. The various content will include new cheat codes, new vehicles (including 'mechs') new enemies, gameplay modes, weapns, and areas. They briefly talked about the two Wolfenstein games coming this summer, the VR game Cyber Pilot, releasing in July, and Youngblood, which takes place in the 1980s 20 years after New Colossus, with a release of 26 July. After that was the announcement of a new game from Arkane, called Deathloop, which deals with a time loop, other than that, not much info was given.
After an announcement of a streaming service called Orion, they did a 'deep' dive on Doom Eternal. The trailer they showed was cool, they also showed and detailed the new PvP mode where two player controlled demons versus a single doomslayer, and the demons can summon ai demons to fight with them. That was thankfully the end of the conference.
Overall while they did a better job than last year, it was still terrible, it just felt like pure pandering, as a way to prove that they are 'about' the gamers. This conference did have good segments to it, but in general is really felt at least 45 minutes too long, and the audience was by far the worst part, hopefully next year they can shore up their deficiencies but don't know if they care enough to do that.