E3 2016: What Was Revealed At Bethesda's Press Conference?
To end the first day of E3 press conference we have Bethesda's games showcase. Just like last year, their presentation is focused on the series of games. Not much small talk, detailed presentation of each game featured, especially for Dishonored 2, which they provided a lengthy demonstration similar to when they revealed Fallout 4 last year. Here's the breakdown.
They started the show with a big reveal. A CG trailer showing that Quake is back! Not much information was given aside from Bethesda stating that this new title will have eSports support and that more will be revealed about the new Quake at Quake Con.
Elder Scrolls: Legends
Bethesda then talks about their upcoming card game Elder Scrolls: Legends, based on the Elder Scrolls world. Aside from the battle and arena modes, it's announced that there will be a story mode to give some sort of narrative to the Free-To-Play title. It is also confirmed that Legends will hit mobile this year. The PC version is currently in beta right now.
More Fallout 4 Support Revealed and Skyrim heading to Xbox One and PS4
Then we got Todd Howard on the screen and that means either two things -- Fallout or Elder Scrolls. This time, he talks about both, but first he talks about what to expect with Fallout 4 in the future. The pre-recorded video of Todd Howard reveals the Contraptions Workshop DLC planned for launch next week, which adds all sorts of new things to build. Another DLC pack was announced is planned for a July release, and it provides players the ability to make their own vault...to experiment people on? Another pack revealed was called Nuka World Amusement Park which is scheduled for an August release.
So much content and heading to this game, and let's not forget that the promised mod support for console just came out on Xbox One and will soon be release on PS4. Fallout 4 will be in your system for quite awhile. They also talked about more Fallout Shelter support. Adding new content like quests, and a PC port is underway.
Not only are they working on Fallout 4 still, they've been hard at work in releasing an enhanced version of Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for the PS4 and Xbox One.
A New Prey Announced, Being Developed By Arkane Studio's Austin Team
Arkane Studio's Co-Creative Director Raphael Colantonio comes on stage and we all expected Dishonored 2 to be next on the plate. But no, apparently they are working on another game and it so happens to be Prey. A trailer was shown and it's unclear if this is a continuation of the first game or a full reboot. Our money is on this being a full reboot for the series.
Doom Support Highlighted
Doom was released last month and it was only fitting for Bethesda to assure fans on what kind of support you'll expect with the Doom reboot. For one, Id Software confirmed that not only is the first DLC pack Unto The Evil is coming, adding new multiplayer maps, a new gun, armor, and a new playable demon called the Harvestere, but there will be free content for all players coming.
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Continued Support For The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls Online, which is now a pay once affair, has been getting a lot of positive feedback with the recent patches and DLC's released to support the player base. They assure in this presentation that the support is stronger than ever showing off the latest DLC for the game called The Dark Brotherhood, which is coming to console next Tuesday.
They also announced a major update for the game called One Tamriel, which removes level restrictions on all their content, giving the players to just go out and explore the game. The level you are and the alliance you are in no longer matters, just pick a direction and enjoy whatever content you come across.
Surprise! VR Talk
Yes. We know this will be the year of VR, but the announcement never crossed our minds until now. Play Fallout 4 with VR? Doom on VR? Okay.
Fallout 4 will be out on HTC Vive in 2017. The latest Doom will also get VR support but no release window was given. Fallout 4 seems like an interesting addition to the Vive's library of games, but a fast-paced doom with VR support is something we are not sure just yet.
Dishonored 2 Closes The Show With A Lengthy Demonstration
Last but not least is Dishonored 2. If you remember the demonstration given for Fallout 4 in their last press conference, then you'll have an idea how they presented gameplay footage of Dishonored 2. The presentation talked about different aspects of the game from the new setting, the story, down to actual gameplay. Fans of the series will appreciate all the details mentioned during the presentation. Then, they revealed a new trailer for the game.
And that's a wrap for Bethesda. Want to see the whole presentation? Check it out below.