E3 2019 Day 1 Recap - Microsoft, Bethesda, Devolver Digital Press Conferences - VGChartz
E3 2019 Day 1 Recap - Microsoft, Bethesda, Devolver Digital Press Conferences

E3 2019 Day 1 Recap - Microsoft, Bethesda, Devolver Digital Press Conferences - Article

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 June 2019 / 1,811 Views

E3 2019 has kicked off with press conferences from Microsoft, Bethesda Softworks and Devolver Digital in the first day. Monday, June 10 will see the PC Gaming Show, Limited Run Games, Ubisoft, Kinda Funny Games, and Square Enix press conferences. Nintendo will host its annual E3 2019 Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, June 11. 

Microsoft showcased 60 games during its E3 2019 press conference that will be coming out for the Xbox One and Windows PC, as well as announcing its next generation Xbox, Project Scarlett. The console will launch in 2020, alongside Halo: Infinite. The latest game in Microsoft's flagship series will also see a release on the Xbox One and Windows PC. 


Other games featured at Microsoft's E3 2019 press conference include Gears 5, will launch on September, The Outer Worlds, which will launch on October 25, and Minecraft Dungeons, which will launch in spring 2020Ori and the Will of the Wisps was given a release date of  February 11, 2020. Microsoft Flight Simulator was announced for the Xbox One and Windows 10. CrossfireX is headed to the Xbox One in 2020.

Microsoft also announced acquired developer Double Fine Productions, as well as releasing the first gameplay trailer for Psychonauts 2Ninja Theory during the conference announced Bleeding Edge for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. 

Bandai Namco announced Tales of Arise for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Cyberpunk 2077 was given a release date of April 16, 2020 and will feature Keanu Reeves as Mr. Fusion. Phantasy Star Online 2 is headed to North America for the Xbox One and Windows 10 PC in spring 2020. Dying Light 2 will launch for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC in spring 2020.  Elden Ring was announced for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, and is set in a new world created by Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin.

Following the Microsoft press conference was the Bethesda Softworks conference. The publisher announced The Elder Scrolls: Blades is headed to the Nintendo Switch this fall and new action adventure title GhostWire: Tokyo. A free update for Fallout 76, called Wastelanders, will launch this fall. Rage 2 expansion Rise of the Ghosts will launch later this year. 

Bethesda announced Doom Eternal will launch for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC on November 22. Developer Arkane Lyon announced DeathloopA new Commander Keen game was announced for iOS and Android. 

Devolver Digital during its E3 2019 press conference made a handful of announcements including Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout for the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC, the Picnic Panic free DLC for The Messenger, and "reverse horror game," Carrion, for consoles and Windows PC. Also announced and released for Steam is Devolver Bootleg. It includes "eight original rip-offs." 

Publisher THQ Nordic and developer Black Forest Games during the YouTube Live at E3 2019 revealed the first gameplay footage of the remake of Destroy All Humans!.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Mnementh (on 10 June 2019)

I know people hate on Microsofts show, because most of what they show isn't exclusive, but I don't care. They showed games, kept talk to a minimum and had a great pacing for it all. It was exciting. Devolver Digital kept on their tradition of strange events, and this Nintendo Direct parody worked well enough. But Bethesda - oh boy. That was horrible. They talked about that they give free DLC to Fallout 76 - to make it the game it should've been from the start. They talked in general a lot. I mean, they announced a new game in Ghostwire Tokyo, and instead of starting with the trailer they talked in cringey way for about 10 minutes and all we saw was the name Ghostwire Tokyo. At some point I expected they would show nothing at all. All the possible excitement was drained out by the time they actually came to the trailer. The only thing that actually was exciting was Doom Eternal. Everything else was bad.

COKTOE (on 10 June 2019)

Devolver Digital wasn't as good this year IMO, but I still enjoyed it, and it sucks to have to wait another year to see what happens to Nina.....Unless they actually start doing "directs". As far as their actual software, both the Pedro sequel and Carrion have my attention.