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Does the Starfield trailer tease The Elder Scrolls 6’s setting?

Bethesda announced The Elder Scrolls VI way back at E3 2018, then promptly started saying “Sorry, what, I can’t hear you, gotta go” and leaving whenever anyone raised it again, or making beeping noises with their mouth then saying “Excuse me, I have a phone call”. They did not show TES6 at E3 2021 either, instead focusing on Starfield, but their new sci-fi RPG’s trailer might possibly be hiding a clue to TES6’s setting. You see, tiny marks on one spaceship console do look like a map of High Rock and Hammerfell. Read more

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Starfield’s “explore the galaxy” premise is hard to beat, but it’ll be even harder to deliver on

“Get in a ship, explore the galaxy, do fun stuff”: that’s Bethesda’s Starfield in a nutshell, according to executive producer Todd Howard. The first time I read that neat little triptych in yesterday’s Washington Post interview, my brain skated over it. It’s one of those broad, sweeping statements that promises something so big you end up disregarding it by default. But then I went back to it, and after forcing my mind’s eye to hover over the words like a fat hawk, the words really sank in. The middle three, in particular. Explore the galaxy. That, right there, is a…

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Starfield Leak Reveals Bethesda’s Ambitious Sci-Fi RPG Out Nov 2022

Starfield, Bethesda’s upcoming sci-fi RPG, has been somewhat of a mystery to the gaming world since its initial tease back in 2018. While many expected to see the game in action during Sunday afternoon’s Xbox and Bethesda showcase, newspaper The Washington Post accidentally uploaded a trailer for the game to their website ahead of time. Update: In the official reveal, Todd Howard says that the trailer, while cinematic, is all in-game. Better yet, the trailer ends with a release date: November 11, 2022. In it, we can see an explorer aboard a ship that is about to take off into…

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Watch Microsoft and Bethesda’s E3 stream here today

Today’s the second official day of E3, and Microsoft will take the stage with their large corporate son, Bethesda, at 6pm UK time (10am Pacific). What to expect? Well, games we know they have coming include Hellblade 2, Halo Infinite, Psychonauts 2, a Perfect Dark reboot, a new Forza, and State Of Decay 3. Plus presumably some games we don’t know about, possibly yet more studio acqusitions between the two of them? And maybe Bethesda will finally reveal their mysterious sci-fi game Starfield, or even invent a new system expressly to release Skyrim on it. Read more

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Quakecon will return as another virtual event this August

Quakecon 2021 will take place this August, and like last year it will be an online-only event. In today’s announcement, Bethesda said that they’ll have more to share about the lineup in June. “We can’t wait to get back to Dallas with our QuakeCon family, but for the continued safety of our staff, the volunteers, and the community, this year’s QuakeCon will once again be a digital-only event,” says the brief statement. Read more

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Now that Deathloop is delayed again, go play Prey: Mooncrash

Since Deathloop was first announced, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Prey: Mooncrash, the exceptional expansion to Arkane’s Prey. It follows a similar sort of formula to what the studio have told us about Deathloop, with roguelite elements and permadeath that essentially mean you’ll need to start all over again after each run. And now Deathloop has been delayed again, I reckon this is the perfect time to get back into Mooncrash – or give it a try if you missed it. Read more

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Arkane’s Deathloop delayed into September

Six weeks before they were due to release Deathloop, Arkane have announced they’re delaying the timeloop FPS by four months. Previously expected on the 21st of May, it’s now pushed back to September 14th. Sounds like the usual reasons: this past year (and counting) presented unusual challenges, and they want more time to make it good. Which is all perfectly fair. I’ll still be here, happily waiting for a new game from the studio which brought us Dishonored and Prey. Read more

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda approved by financial regulators

While Microsoft have been on a spending spree in recent years, snapping up studios of all shapes and sizes, it’s still a little surprising that they’re buying ZeniMax. That’s Bethesda, Id Software, Arkane, MachineGames, Tango Gameworks, and the rest of the ZeniMax family joing Microsoft. And join they seemingly will, as financial authorities in both the US and Europe have recently approved the deal. $7.5 billion! The big bucks. Read more