Bethesda E3 Conference – Breakdown

This conference went into the detail on the following games; Elder Scrolls Online, Quake Champions, Prey, Elder Scrolls Legends, Elder Scrolls Skyrim Remastered, Dishonored 2 and more.

The show opened with a nice dos-boot up screen hinting at a new Wolfenstein coming out in the future but it was a nice transition into the announcement of Quake Champions. It is a PC Arena Shooter that will live up to the id name regarding visuals and performance. The game is set to go into beta in the future with appearances in this years Quake Con being announced. While not developed by id Software, the game looks very promising from what id & Bethesda talked about the title thus far.

Elder Scrolls was an IP that got a lot of attention today with more information for Elder Scrolls Legends having a PC version and some modes detailed while Online was announced to get a number of new expansions and a major features that would remove the level-cap for higher leveled locations in the games world. The last thing announced for the IP was during a Fallout segment, with the announcement of Skyrim coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC with updated visuals, mod support on consoles and more late this year.

One of the bigger surprises was the Dishonored developers making the rebooted title ‘Prey’. This game had a very long development cycle as it was originally going to be a sequel to the original 2006 game. Now, due to Human Head not making the game, it is going to be a completely different game now. The game is heavily inspired by System Shock and leaked design documents from the past imply that this is going to be an unofficial System Shock 3 in many respects. It was announced this will be releasing in 2017 and more will be announced later this year.

Support for titles like Doom, Fallout 4 and Fallout Shelter was detailed with expansion packs, DLC features and more coming to all the games this year. Some key parts to this include Doom getting free updates for its SNAP Map mode & a free demo releasing later today on PS4/Xbox One/PC to honor the ‘shareware’ idea the original had. For Fallout, some extra creation tools were shown off as DLC and an expansion pack set in an amusement park was announced for a Fall release.

The last major announcement is that Dishonored 2 will be coming out this November and that a lot of footage was showed off on the title. It is running on a new engine and it will allow to play as one of two major characters from the original.

The above announcements had images and videos, which I will be linking to in unique articles later tonight. But overall, Bethesida had a great showing and I am personally very excited about the announced Quake and Prey titles.

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