Bethesda Announces E3 Showcase Date

A new Elder Scrolls, Fallout, or something else entirely? We'll know in a few months.


Bethesda has staked its claim on a time slot for its annual E3 showcase. This year the big event will take place Sunday, June 10 at 6:30 p.m. PT / 9:30 p.m. ET. This continues Bethesda's trend of placing its event on the weekend directly before E3 week, which is already packed with platform-holder and publisher press conferences.

This year's announcement came in the form of a charming little papercraft motif, with the theme "Creating Something Special." It teased characters from several of the publisher's top franchises like Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Dishonored–though which of those will be making a formal appearance is anyone's guess at this point. Bethesda noted that invitations and registration instructions will be coming at a later date.

Last year's Bethesda E3 showcase featured a Bethesda-themed fairground and included Fallout 4 VR, the Creation Club, Skyrim on Switch, Dishonored 2 DLC, and more detailed looks at The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. The publisher tends to play its cards close to the vest, so we'll be watching to see what it has on the docket for this year.

EA has also started laying plans for E3 2018, with the announcement of its annual EA Play event and a tease that "the next Battlefield experience" will be there. That will take place June 9-11 at the Hollywood Palladium.

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