After a lengthy introduction and a big thank you to its fans, Bethesda started the gaming portion of its 2019 E3 press conference with some words about Fallout from Todd Howard. He took the stage with a good attitude, and even made a joke at his game’s expense, after Fallout 76 thoroughly struggled out of the gate and became a joke within the industry. To his credit, Howard took the criticism in stride, and said that it was “well deserved.”
Switching gears, Todd talked about how The Elder Scrolls: Blades is doing well in early access, and introduced the team behind it. Here’s what they had to say:
Starting tonight, The Elder Scrolls: Blades will introduce new jobs, solo arena battles, a custom jewelry system and a brand new dragon quest line. This is part of the game’s E3 update, which is scheduled to launch sometime this very night. It’ll also be free, which fans will appreciate.
Later this year, PVP and the ability to visit friends’ towns will also be introduced.
For some, the biggest news to come from all of this will be that The Elder Scrolls: Blades will soon be making its way to the Nintendo Switch. It will do so in fall 2019, and will remain free on its new platform. What’s even better is that it will be cross-play. Some will also be happy to hear that motion controls will even factor in.
Mobile users, meanwhile, can look forward to some special rewards this week.