Another E3 has come and gone, with the next calendar year pretty much laid out in terms of new game releases. Unlike most years, no publisher seemed to have a true megaton announcement up their sleeve. Sony primarily talked up games we already knew about such as The Last of Us Part II, Microsoft put a large focus on games without really addressing the Xbox One’s recent struggles, and Nintendo doubled down on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and not much else. That being said, it wasn’t really a down year either, as there were a lot of games to get excited about, with titles such as Ghosts of Tsushima, Rage 2, Cyberpunk 2077, and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey having particularly strong showings (just to name a few of the dozens of games we’re excited for).
Of course, no E3 would be complete without a few letdowns and heartbreaks. From cringe-worthy presentations to anticipated games being no-shows, here are our biggest disappointments from E3 2018. And for more E3 content, check out our biggest surprises from the show.
13. ‘Elder Scrolls VI’ Is Still Years Away
Fallout 76 was always going to be the centerpiece of Bethesda’s E3 conference this year but considering it’s been nearly seven years since the release of the last proper Elder Scrolls game, you would think they’d have more to show than just a teaser that amounts to little more than a logo. Yes, it was good to get confirmation that The Elder Scrolls VI is real but since Bethesda had no gameplay or even proper cinematics to show off, we can only assume that the game is still far from completion.
This is disappointing news for fans of Bethesda’s single-player RPG offerings, as while Fallout 76 looks good, its always-online, multiplayer focus is already causing a backlash among those who would much rather just have a new deep RPG to play solo (more on that later in this list). We can only hope that Bethesda’s recent practice of announcing games less than a year before their release holds true for Elder Scrolls VI and that the game is being planned for a 2019 release.