Bethesda kicked off E3 this year with their first ever press conference at E3, with one of the best all around shows of anybody. After that success, you would think they would hold another next year, but that might not be a definite at this point.
Bethesda had a hell of a lineup to show off this year, with Fallout 4 and Doom obviously leading the way. They also had other games like Dishonored 2 and such to show off as well, but even with lesser titles than some of the other conferences, a focus on specific games was amazing.
In an interview with The Telegraph, Bethesda vice president Pete Hines explained how they aren’t exactly sure about their E3 plans going forward.
“I don’t know if we’ll do one next year. I don’t know if we’ll do one again. This year felt like the right time to do this kind of thing. Honestly, that’s where my focus is: A. execute on this stuff that we’re talking about and B. work with the MachineGames and Tangos and all the other studios to say ‘ok how do we do the next thing with you guys even better?’ What does that look like? And how do we push ourselves forward?’”
Bethesda’s killer lineup of games really allowed them to excel this year, so it does make sense that they wouldn’t do another conference next year if they do not feel the games are as strong.
With such a fantastic approach this year, I would love to see Bethesda give it another go in the future, even if it isn’t an every year kind of thing.