The biggest reason Bethesda did their own press conference this year was because they had the amount of games to support the length of a show. Thinking back without looking at any notes, I can remember seeing DOOM, Fallout 4, Fallout Shelter and Dishonored 2. That’s a full docket, plus the one or two extras I’ve completely forgotten.
What about next year? Or the year after that? Bethesda isn’t sure if they’ll be able to do another show. Bethesda Vice President Pete Hines chatted with Telegraph about it.
“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, [this is] where my focus is: execute on this stuff that we’re talking about and 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?'”
Hines went on to express that a press conference was really the only way that they could guarantee that all of their games got in front of gamers’ eyes. Their booth can only facilitate so many tours, and this roster of titles would mean that tours would take forever and service a small sample of the folks that actually went to E3.
It was a good year for a conference because of the amount of content they offered. Will that happen again any time soon? Bethesda’s not sure.