A 4Chan user is claiming to know details about Bethesda’s upcoming press conference including the announcement of a brand new IP and a Skyrim VR adaptation.
The poster, going by the moniker “Bethesda Leaks” alleges that the studio will be unveiling a brand new game called Starfield during their E3 press conference next week, but it doesn’t sound like that title will have VR support. The poster also claims that the already confirmed Fallout VR will be joined by another immersive remake, this time for Skyrim.
The full post reads:
I’m a leaker at Bethesda and I wanted to layout their plans for the future for you guys and give you some pre E3 leaks. Firstly i’m speaking only about Bethesda game studios here not the publisher.
There will be a few announcements at E3 one is a new major title from Bethesda themselves as well.
The two Major announcements are Fallout 4 VR and Starfield.
They are working on Skyrim VR as well but they aren’t sure if they are going to show it yet since they don’t want to take the light away from Fallout 4 VR or Starfield.
Onto Starfield. The game has actually been in conceptual stages since around Fallout 3’s release. It went into pre production officially very low tier pre production after Skyrims Release. After Fallout 4’s release it went into full pre production and after all the DLC was out they sped into full development.
The game is going to be a sci fi open world RPG in typical bethesda first person fashion. Its going to feature 5-10 races there’s still some debate on what should and shouldn’t go in and takes place in the Fallout universe just so far in the future and far away from earth that it’ll only be mentioned in hints. This is part of an ongoing planned interconnected universe of every Bethesda franchise. They gave hints of this by implying the Brotherhood of Steel created nirnroot in Fallout 4. They’re getting a little wacky with the lore and using “Elder Scrolls time wounds” to justify lore inconsistencies.
Basically Fallout is the beginning of the timeline, Starfield is the middle, and Elder Scrolls is Far Future.
The game will feature space travel and hub worlds as well as RNG worlds. Its meant to be a test into more sandboxy/minecraft ish AAA thing but with Bethesda gameplay and still actual designed worlds/quests/etc.
They have another Fantasy game of a famous franchise in the works. Game of Thrones and preproduction Elder Scrolls VI and conceptual for Elder Scrols VII which is Todds Magnum Opus.
Feel free to ask any questions.
There has been no corroboration to these claims from anyone at Bethesda, which is to be expected regardless of how true these leaks may or may not be.
The idea that Bethesda might be bringing Skyrim into VR is significant. The excitement for Fallout 4 VR is already massive and The Elder Scrolls series is just as beloved if not even slightly more popular for traditional gamers. However, take this post with a massive grain of salt. A random 4Chan poster isn’t exactly the most credible source, but the leak is too tantalizing to not at least hope it could be true.
But even if it is true, Bethesda may not mention Skyrim VR at all during E3 and save it for a future announcement. We likely won’t know for sure if this is real any sooner than we would have before this leak if that were the case. However, if they do announce Starfield it may be time to set hype levels to maximum for the other information in the post.