Bethesda is preparing for its big E3 stage show, and this year it does mean big. Marketing boss Pete Hines, who usually appears on-stage at its E3 presentations, suggested that this year’s showcase may be its longest ever. Shortly after he did offer reassurances that we aren’t in for a three-hour marathon event.
Still, Bethesda is one of the more mysterious companies at the yearly event, usually squirreling away a big surprise or two that no one saw coming. As a result, most of its plans are still under wraps. It has plenty of franchises to draw upon, from Elder Scrolls and Fallout to Wolfenstein and Doom, so the field is wide open for new franchise entries. The company also tends to hold announcements until they’re nearly ready, sometimes debuting games at E3 that are already preparing to launch in the fall.
One of the least expected announcements has already been given, though. Rage 2, a sequel to the 2011 id Software title, is on its way. It was one of the most surprising outings from a veritable flood of Walmart Canada leaks, and Bethesda responded in a playful way that nearly confirmed it from the beginning. The company claims it had always planned to debut the trailer when it did, so presumably it has something else in store for the stage show. You can check out what we’d like to see from Rage 2.
Bethesda’s stage presentation will take place Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET. You can check out the full conference schedule to plan your watching accordingly, and check the list below for all of the games Bethesda has confirmed for its presentation this year.