Rumor: Bethesda’s Starfield Could be Announced at E3
E3 2018 is getting closer and rumors and leaks are slowly starting to appear on the Internet. One of the strongest rumors right now is that Bethesda Game Studios will be revealing their next big game, believed to be the Sci-Fi themed Starfield, during the Showcase event already set for Sunday, June 10th at 6:30 pm PT.
ResetEra user AAMARMO posted a speculation thread where he stated, based on descriptions from the Starfield trademark, that it could actually be a mobile game rather than the next Triple-A RPG by Todd Howard and his team.
However, ResetEra user Potterson quickly replied saying that Starfield won’t be a mobile game and Bethesda plans to release it this Fall after an announcement at E3 2018 in June.
“No, it is not 🙂 And it is coming this fall, so just wait for E3.”
Making such claims, if unsubstantiated, can potentially lead to permanent bans on the ResetEra board. Potterson privately shared how this information came into his (or her) possession with the forum’s administrators and Community Manager SweetNicole then posted the following statement, lending some credibility to Potterson’s claim.
“At this time administrators cannot verify the contents of the quoted post made by Potterson in this thread are accurate. However, the user has shared information with us that suggests they could be in a position to know the information they claim in the post. As always, ResetEra members take full responsibility for what they post.”
Potterson himself clarified quickly to be just someone who was in the position to know about this particular project, rather than an industry insider.
“Nah, sorry. Not really an “insider” or “press sneak fu**”. Just happen to know something so I thought I share. I can’t say more yet.”
This would mean that he (or she) is a friend, or relative, of someone aware of Starfield. In any case, Bethesda recently teased that there would be “a lot of stuff” at the E3 2018 Showcase.
The previous tease was from DualShockers, that spoke with Bethesda’s Pete Hines about the company’s E3 plans, and the executive might have slipped in a bit of a Doom tease…
“I couldn’t give you any guesses as to what we’re going to announce and when those games will be out. But I will say, we’re going to have a lot of new stuff to talk about at E3. Whether or not folks realize it, this is the hell on earth time for us with E3. We are in the midst of so much planning and work for all of that content but I’m really excited.
I think we have a lot of stuff that folks are going to like. To my earlier comment, it’s going to be a big mix of stuff that’s all over the place. It’s not going to be like all [one] kind of game or genre. It’s going to be a lot of stuff in a lot of different areas and hopefully, there’s something in there for everybody.”
An announcement from id Software about a new DOOM game is likely, but it’s probably that the only major release will be a Prey expansion (which could be a standalone game like Dishonored: Death of the Outsider) and Starfield itself.
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