Bethesda Will Not Hold a Digital Replacement for its E3 Show
Bethesda will not be broadcasting a digital showcase in June, despite the cancellation of E3 meaning the developer-publisher can’t hold its traditional press conference this year.Confirmed in a tweet from head of marketing Pete Hines, the decision stems from the “many challenges” the company is facing due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Given the many challenges we’re facing due to the pandemic, we will not host a digital Showcase in June. We have lots of exciting things to share about our games and look forward to telling you more in the coming months.
— Pete Hines (@DCDeacon) April 1, 2020
It sounds as though Bethesda will instead spread its planned announcements out across the year, rather than clustering them into a single show.
Bethesda had previously said that it was planning to show off more from Arkane’s Deathloop, and Tango Gameworks’ Ghostwire: Tokyo at the show. Fans will have been hoping for more teases of The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield, as well.It marks a very different approach from the company’s competitors – the likes of Microsoft, Ubisoft and more have said that they’re exploring how to hold digital replacements for their E3 keynotes.
The news arrives a day after Bethesda cancelled QuakeCon 2020, due to be that show’s 25th anniversary.
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