Speaking to The Telegraph, Bethesda’s Pete Hines revealed that this year’s E3 appearance is not an indication that the company would be making presentations annually. In fact Hines even stated that this could be the company’s last E3 presentation ever. If that is the case, why even bother with a presentation this year?
According to Hines, “It felt like more than we could accomplish in a booth. More importantly, no matter what we do in our booth, we only get a subset of people that attend E3. I’m not sure what the attendance is this year but let’s say 40,000. There’s no way we’re getting 40,000 people to our booth to see everything. You’re lucky to get four.”
The company also stated that because unlike other studios or publishers that churn out multiple games a year, Bethesda is a company that has taken its time with things, which means that an annual presentation wouldn’t make sense if they have nothing to show. Hines concluded the interview by saying, “I don’t know if we’ll do one next year. I don’t know if we’ll do one again. This year felt like the right time to do this kind of thing.”
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