We knew there was talk about Fallout 4 VR being announced by Bethesda for E3 2017, but a recent 4Chan leak revealed that there may be some surprise announcements waiting for us. The rumor includes Skyrim VR and Elders Scrolls 6, but the strangest part of the leak is the announcement of something called Starfield.
In case this thread is deleted before you get to read it, it is condensed here for your viewing pleasure:
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 aswell 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 Skyrim's 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 Scrolls VII which is Todds Magnum Opus.
First off, the fact that the 4Chan writer announced that he is an official leaker in Bethesda is quite suspicious. The person seems pretty proud of the fact. Author aside, the readers of that post are having a really hard time believing that any of it is true. It is odd that Bethesda would pull such a move without a single word from them. Or.... perhaps this leak was all part of their strategy?
If anything, this 4Chan member really got some attention. We look forward to seeing just how true this is at E3, and if this supposed Bethesda leak employee will still have his job afterwards.