E3 2017: Bethesda Press Conference Recap
Bethesda's press conference, or rather, Bethesdaland, was straight to the point, with all of Bethesda's famous franchises present in the 30 minute presentation. The big reveals were expected announcements with no new IP in sight. Here's are all the details on the big reveals at Bethesda's press conference.
Fallout 4 VR and Doom VFR Announced
This was a no-brainer since Bethesda teased that they were working on Fallout 4 VR last year. Doom VFR seemed like a good fit while the visibly wonky firearm seen in Fallout 4 VR trailer made me wonder how accurate you will be in combat. The building aspect of Fallout 4 makes sense but the combat, well, we'll see once we get our hands on it. Fallout 4 VR feels more of a direct port to the VR platform compared to Doom VFR.
Fallout 4 VR is planned for release in October for the HTC Vive. Fallout 4 VR is already available for pre-purchase on Steam for P2,760.00 while Doom VFR is planned for a 2017 release.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind Trailer - Yes, We Know It's Out
E3, the perfect place to remind people that your MMORPG's expansion is now available. They just released a trailer to do just that and so far it's getting good reception. The region Morrowind is now available since May 22 and will set you back P1,845.00 based on Steam if you decide to take the upgrade.
The Elder Scrolls Online was first released as a paid subscription MMO in 2014, but later removed the subscription in 2015 and renamed the game to Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends - Heroes of Skyrim Expansion Announced
For those that don't know, The Elder Scrolls: Legends have been out since March on iOS, android, and PC. An expansion called The Fall of the Brotherhood was released on April 5, making Heroes of Skyrim the second expansion to the competitive card game based on The Elder Scrolls lore. Heroes of Skyrim will launch on June 28, 2017.
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim for the Nintendo switch - It's Real!
They made it happen. It's true, and they even took into account that we can use the left and right Joy-con's to imitate your weapons. As much as it's a weird announcement for some, it's still a game that brings players countless hours of fun. It's one of those games that people will be playing for a few more years. Think the Morrowind days. This 6-year-old game has been played by millions for 100+ hours, and it doesn't hurt to do it all again on the go...right?
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider announced- More Dishonored Is Always Good
More Dishonored, we can respect that. This is not a DLC story for Dishonored 2 but simply a stand-alone title and a sequel of sorts to Dishonored 1's story DLC and Dishonored 2. The trailer sees former assassin Billie Lurk rescuing her former master Daud, the Knife of Dunwall. As Billie frees Daud from his shackles, he then tells her their new target: the supernatural force of chaos The Outsider, the sole reason to why Daud and Dishonored protagonists Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin have powers.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider will be available both digitally and physically on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It is schedule for released on September 15, 2017 with a price tag of $29.99.
Quake Champions Trailer - ESPORTS!
Esports, everybody knows it's big, and Bethesda's ticket to that crazy thing called esports is their Quake franchise. In the latest trailer, which screams esports, Wolfenstein protagonist BJ Blazkowicz was announced as a playable character in Quake Champions, complete with his own attributes and voice lines.
But the big kicker in the trailer is the announcement of the Quake World Championships that will take place in QuakeCon on August 26. The prize is set at $1 million dollars and more details will come on how to participate.
Also, the game is getting three new maps, including two for Duel, improved matchmaking, a weapon called the Tribolt, Custom Game support, Spectator mode, and more.
Quake Champions is their latest addition to the franchise and it was announced that the Quake Champions beta will run indefinitely. Just grab your key here and start downloading. You might just be good enough to compete.
The Evil Within 2 announced - We Are All Confused
We were excited when Shinji Mikami, known for Resident Evil, was making a new IP under Bethesda. The Evil Within was announced and what we played was a gorefest with a confusing story that to this day we are not quite sure what it's all about.
Now, we are getting a sequel and Sebastian returns to the hellish world in search for his daughter. The trailer suggests that it will be crazy and confusing still and that it will be available as early as October 13 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One , and PC.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus - The Not So Secret Game Revealed
The sequel to The New Order and The Old Blood is made official with a lengthy trailer showing BJ Blazkowicz back as the main lead. He is back fighting off the nazis in what looks like a Nazi-controlled America. A couple of cutscenes were shown, but one in particular, which features a few rebel characters interacting with BJ, show a lot of personalities in a short amount of time, reminding me one of the surprising things about the previous game that made it great. In Wolfenstein: The New Order, learning about the characters in the game was a treat, the perfect break between all the crazy gunfights. So it's great that they will retain that aspect in the sequel.
It's looking good and they announced that Woflenstein II: The New Colossus will be out on October 27, 2017.
And that's it for Bethesda's Bethesdaland tour. It was quite short and predictable. It felt safe but the biggest takeaway is that all that was revealed in the press conference will be out in 2017. The big question, in the end, is what does Bethesda have planned for 2018?