The Bethesda E3 2019 conference was something that I was not too excited about and that I made my opinion clear about that before E3. PewDiePie just released a video in which he summed up E3 and he had a couple of things that I agree with. While there are hardcore Bethesda fans out there, I think that it is safe to say that there are plenty of people out there that agree with Pewds when it comes to the Bethesda E3 2019 conference.
Pewds mentioned that the whole conference had a “we made a really bad game, but we are still cool right?” theme to it. The conference started with a video in which Bethesda talked about how the players keep the company in check. That is cool and all and I think that companies do need to appreciate the players now and then. Without the players, there would be no game but broadcasting the same message over and over again after every 10 minutes was a bit too much.
It was kind of like Bethesda had little content to show and was just filling in the time with these videos. Pewds went on to mention that “all the bad games are totally fine as long as Todd Howard makes a joke about it.” Todd Howard mentioned that Bethesda games had the most players this time around and that could be true but Pewds pointed out that only 41% of players liked the game and Fallout 76 has a Metacritic score of 52.
There was this one guy in the front that just seemed so hyped for no reason and to me, it seemed like all the reactions of the crowd were forced. There was little going on on stage to justify such a response at any given time during the Bethesda E3 2019 conference. Bethesda did not even talk about the upcoming Elder Scrolls VI or Starfield so I really do not understand why people were so excited. I do not know if this is the case but it seemed to me like the audience was paid or something.
EA Play was painful to watch. Not only did I think that when I was watching it but Pewds thinks the same as well. Greg Miller, one of the hosts was just overenthusiastic about the upcoming Star Wars game. I do not know if he had seen the footage of the game beforehand or was just excited about the game but it was clear that the enthusiasm was one-sided. If you need to ask the crowd to cheer then clearly the audience is not amped up enough. You did not have to ask then Audience to cheer when the Cyberpunk trailer was revealed or when Keanu Reeves took the stage. It was like EA was trying to reproduce the cringe of last year. If you do not remember the host from E3 2019 then I am pretty sure that you can find him in one of the E3 2019 Cringe compilation videos.
You can see real enthusiast when Phil Spencer walked on stage. The crowd cheered on so long along and did not let him speak for a while. That is what I call a reaction. Keanu Reeves taking the stage was the major highlight of E3 2019 and a person in the crowd called him breathtaking. Interestingly CDPR gave that guy the collector’s edition Cyberpunk 2077. PewDiePie concluded by saying that companies are learning and that each year the cringe is less.
Let us know what you think about PewDiePie’s comments on the Bethesda E3 2019 conference and the rest of the event. What did you think about E3 this year?