E3 2019 is fast approaching and in under two weeks time, we’ll be inundated with press conferences, new game announcements, gameplay videos, and everything else that makes the annual event so exciting. Historically, much of the excitement has been focused on the big three: Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. However, in recent years publishers have also wowed attendees and those watching it all unfold via the internet. Bethesda is one of those publishers, generating buzz with Fallout, Doom, Wolfenstein, and The Elder Scrolls related announcements. This year, the company is once again holding its own press conference, and we’re expecting it to be pretty exciting.
Bethesda is set to host its press conference on Sunday, June 9. For those who aren’t in Los Angeles, California and able to attend in-person, the press conference will be streamed online and, of course, here on GameSpot. We’ll also have the breaking news as it happens. If you plan on watching, take a look below for a breakdown of everything you need to know.
What Time Does Bethesda’s Press Conference Livestream Start
Bethesda’s E3 2019 press conference will take place on June 9, before the show officially opens. It is expected to begin the livestream at 5:30 PM PT / 8:30 PM ET for those in America. However, if you’re in the UK, you’ll have to stay up into the early hours of Monday, June 10, as it starts at 1:30 AM in the BST timezone. Those in Australia, meanwhile, will be able to catch the show at the more reasonable time of 10:30 AM AEST on June 10.
Where To Watch
Bethesda will be streaming its press conference on its Twitch and YouTube channels. You’ll also be able to catch the livestream on GameSpot’s various channels. We’ll have our expert analysis before and after the stream as part of our pre- and post-shows. Make sure to bookmark the links below, and you’ll be able to see all of our E3 2019 coverage using them.
What To Expect
It’ll come as no surprise to learn that Bethesda has been pretty quiet about what it plans to show at its E3 2019 press conference. Thus far, all it has confirmed is that Doom Eternal will have a presence, which makes perfect sense given that it is scheduled to be released this year. Bethesda got the Doom train rolling this year at GDC, specifically during the Google Stadia reveal, where it showed plenty of gameplay. It was a rather fast and furious showcase of all the new abilities the Doom Slayer has, from the Meat Hook used to grapple around environments to retractable arm-blades to slice up enemies. Hopefully, id Software will take to the stage to give us a more in-depth look at it all and explore how it will fit into the chaotic rhythm of gameplay. With any luck, we’ll get a release date too.
Beyond that, we know that Wolfenstein: Youngblood is in development and is another Bethesda title that should be released later this year. It takes place 19 years after Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and has Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, the twin daughters of B.J. Blazkowicz, as the central protagonists. The duo head to Paris to try and find their missing father, and kill some Nazis along the way. In a series first, Youngblood will allow co-operative play, and we haven’t seen much of how that will work, so we’ve got our fingers crossed for hot co-op play deets.
The Elder Scrolls Online continues to be a game that Bethesda is supporting, so there’s sure to be some time dedicated to giving players of the game insight into what’s on the way. Bethesda has ensured that the game feels fresh through DLC updates, so we wouldn’t be surprised to see more of that, but fans will no doubt also want to know about tweaks and overhauls that may be planned, and E3 2019 is an ideal place to reveal those.
The same can be said for Elder Scrolls Blades, the mobile Elder Scrolls title that was recently released. Since the game is still in its infancy, Bethesda will want to draw as much attention as possible to the game and convince viewers to pick up the game and get involved. Given the number of eyes that will be on them during the press conference, expect a hard sell on Elder Scrolls Blades at some point.
The final safe bet is Rage 2, which is out now but set to receive DLC that we’ll probably get our first glimpse at during E3. Bethesda does like to surprise us, however, so maybe there’s more. We’re hoping that Arkane, the team behind Dishonored and Prey, has something to show. While it is working on Youngblood alongside MachineGames, we’d love to see the studio debut a new game of its own.
And now for the bad news: While Bethesda has announced The Elder Scrolls VI is in development along with a brand-new game called Starfield, Todd Howard has confirmed these will not be at E3 2019.