After initially confirming their involvement with Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) and PAX Australia 2023 a few weeks ago, we now have a better understanding of what Bethesda is doing at the biggest gaming expo down under.
First, they’re having an epic celebration of The Elder Scrolls Online, for a night of festivities on Thursday October 5. “Daring adventurers will step into Necrom and Hermaeus Mora’s realm of Apocrypha on Melbourne’s historic Southbank at the Cargo Hall for a free community event. Guests will also have the opportunity to meet and greet with visiting ESO Creative Director, Rich Lambert.”
You can get more information and secure a ticket to the event here. Tickets are limited, so get in quick!
If you’re not necessarily on board for an Elder Scrolls Online party, Bethesda will be running “Brushes & Brews” all weekend at PAX. “Attendees are invited to join in the free sessions held daily across Friday, Saturday and Sunday led by an expert painter to bring their favourite Bethesda game to life. Each of these free sessions will include drinks and light refreshments and focus on one of Bethesda’s iconic worlds, including the recently released Starfield, The Elder Scrolls Online, Hi-Fi RUSH, and Fallout 76.”
Apparently, painters of all levels are welcomed, from beginner to experienced, which is great for talentless hacks like myself. Plus, each participant walking away with their own, unique work of art as a memory from PAX Aus 2023.
PAX pass holders can sign up for a session of their choice over the weekend here. Sessions for this will fill fast, so get around it.
For you panel lovers out there, Rich Lambert and John Johanas, Director of Tango Gameworks’ latest hit Hi-Fi RUSH, will be participating in the ‘Fireside Chat with Bethesda’ panel at 2 PM AEDT on Saturday 7th October in the PAX Quokka Theatre. Simon Alty, VP & Managing Director at Bethesda APAC, will also be a guest on the panel ‘The Year That Was PAX AUS 2013’ at 3:30 PM AEDT on Friday 6th October.On the show floor, Yamaha Music Australia will be featuring Hi-Fi RUSH as a playable experience on their display enhanced by their brand-new True X Wireless Surround System. “Designed to showcase just how integral sound is to the gaming experience while offering up a brand-new immersive audio solution, the interactive Hi-Fi Rush / True X demonstration will be playable on Xbox Series X all weekend over at the Yamaha stand along with a variety of other fun interactive activities and displays from electronic drums, guitars and synths to gaming audio mixers, microphones and content creator tools.” Sounds cool! “At Bethesda we’re immensely proud to have such dedicated communities for our games in Australia, fans who have joined us in countless adventures through our game worlds for decades”, said Simon Alty, VP & Managing Director, Bethesda APAC. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to pull together these community focussed events for our passionate fans during one of the best weeks of the year for gamers in Australia”.
Will you be taking part in the Bethesda activities as part of MIGW and PAX? See y’all there!