E3 is one of the greatest events in the life of a video game fanatic. Yes it has its embarrassments, traps, and cliches - and we'll see a whole bunch of companies oversell their products. But we're also treated to trailers and gameplay footage of some of the most anticipated titles we're likely to play in the near future. We expect to see the likes of Doom, Mass Effect 4, Gears of War 4, Halo 5, [Tom Clancy's The Division](tag:2684169), Uncharted 4, [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain](tag:2683985), Kingdom Hearts 3 and of course Fallout 4 to name but a few. Additionally, we'll all be treated to tons of secret upcoming titles from some of the biggest video game developers in the world.
But there's something rather strange about the line-up that Bethesda has for their E3 conference. Their page on the E3 website lists the genres that their new games will be a part of. We'll be getting an Action game, a Free-to-Play game, one that they are publishing and finally an RPG. However, they're listed in a peculiar manner that could allow for the reveal of more than one game within each genre or category. Could there be another RPG from Bethesda aside from Fallout 4?
Fallout 4 On Xbox 360 & PS3, Bethesda, E3 & A Second RPG
The following list is a demonstration of how the E3 website lists Bethesda's reveals for their conference: Role-Playing > PC/Windows, Role-Playing > Sony Playstation, Role-Playing > Sony Playstation 3, Role-Playing > Sony Playstation 4, Role-Playing > Xbox, Role-Playing > Xbox 360, Role-Playing > Xbox One. Therefore, Bethesda will be unveiling an RPG for all of these platforms at E3, but it doesn't necessarily mean that it limits them to releasing one RPG. You can see the website here!
E3 doesn't say RPG1 or RPG2, so we could most certainly have Fallout 4 be joined on stage by something new. However, the other alternative means that Bethesda's second instalment in the Fallout franchise will actually be releasing for the Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as everything else. Now, I've completely made the move to NextGen consoles, so I could be biased when I say that I really don't want Fallout 4 to be a game that runs on old hardware.
I know that sounds strange, but I'm tired of Bethesda's incredible RPGs still utilising old engines and old tech. Their games never feel like leaps forward in terms of their looks, as opposed to the likes of CD Projekt RED's The Witcher 3. I want Fallout 4 to shine on PC, XBOX One and PS4, rather than be held back by having to run on older console generations. Am I alone in feeling this way? Do you think that Fallout 4 should be a NextGen and PC exclusive title?
Naturally, as an avid fan of the Fallout franchise, my desire is for Bethesda to create the most beautiful and epic followup they possibly can - preferably with a much stronger engine in place. But perhaps the company has been working on Fallout 4 for so long that the inclusion of the PS3 and Xbox 360 was there from the beginning. The alternative to all of this is that Bethesda is unveiling a second RPG - one that runs on all of these platforms listed above, but I'm not so sure that's going to happen.
Looking at the list, it's not entirely clear what sort of games we'll be getting from Bethesda. We have Doom in the Action category - or is it in the publishing category? We potentially also have Dishonoured 2 in the publishing category and then the free-to-play game is a mystery to us all. It's exciting to see what this developer has up their sleeves aside from Fallout 4, but naturally that's what we're all waiting to hear of.
So what do you think gamers? Will Fallout 4 release for the Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as the PC, Xbox One and PS4? Could they have a second RPG in store for us all and do you want the older console generation to get in on the Fallout 4 action? Let us know in the comments!