E3 2019: Xbox and Bethesda

E3 2019: Xbox and Bethesda


E3 2019 is currently underway in Los Angeles, California. So far we have had press conferences from both Microsoft and Bethesda, where they shared their latest news concerning upcoming games and hardware. Read on for more...


Next generation Xbox

Microsoft have been teasing snippets about the next generation of Xbox since this time last year at E3 2018, known as Project Scarlett. According to the information revealed during their presentation, the new hardware will be released before the end of 2020 and feature variable refresh rates, hardware accelerated ray tracing, a next generation solid state drive (SSD), up to 120 fps, GDDR6 memory, and be capable of supporting up to 8K-resolution playback.


The console will be released with Halo Infinite, and you can see the game trailer here:



Cyberpunk 2077

The most popular announcement from the Xbox presentation concerned the upcoming game from Polish game developer CD Projekt Red; Cyberpunk 2077. The new trailer revealed that Keanu Reeves will feature as a character in the game, and he appeared on stage immediately afterwards to an excited audience.


The release date for Cyberpunk 2077 has now been confirmed as 16th April 2020.


Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3 was first announced at PAX East on 28th March 2019, and was met with a mixed reaction. The new trailer shows a little more of the story, which will feature a cult called 'Children of the Vault' as the main antagonist. Many of the existing characters are set to return, as you can see in the trailer:



Bethesda

The press conference from games studio Bethesda showcased trailers for a number of upcoming and existing games, but most notable were DOOM Eternal (the sequel to DOOM 2016) and Wolfenstein: Youngblood. Check out the story trailer and Battlemode multiplayer teaser for DOOM Eternal here:



DOOM Eternal is launching on 22nd November 2019.


Fans of Wolfenstein: Youngblood can pre-order the game, which will be launched on 26th July 2019.

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