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Bethesda’s E3 2016 breakdown

The second press conference of the biggest week in gaming is done. Bethesda put on a solid show with few surprises and a whole lot of Dishonored, I’m here again to break down the highlights and save you time.

Quake Champions:

The first of my E3 2016 predictions has come true, Quake is back! So it’s not exactly a reboot of Quake like I was hoping for, however, a multiplayer only Quake game in 2016 is still pretty cool. Without revealing too much Bethesda opened up the conference with Quake Champions, a presumably class based shooter. While little information beyond a quick teaser was seen, we now know it exists and I can’t wait to find out more post Quake con.

Fallout 4 DLC:

A few new pieces of Fallout 4 downloadable content was revealed, most of it seemed to be simple additions such as elevators, Armor kits, and conveyor belts.One strange piece of DLC called “Vault Tech Workshop”seems to literally add Fallout shelter to the game. Another location based, presumably story based DLC was revealed with Nuka Cola World.Possibly a new city, maybe it’s just an old Nuka Cola theme park, we’ll have to wait and see.

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Skyrim Special Edition:

The rumors are true, Skyrim is getting a remaster. Bethesda didn’t waste anytime on this one, we simply got a conformation and some graphical comparisons. It does look like a significant improvement. You’ve never fallen through a world this polished. You can check out the comparison video below.

Prey:

Arkane teased its sort of brand new project Prey. For those that remember Prey this doesn’t seem to be similar in any regard other than name. It certainly isn’t the Prey 2 we saw years ago. From the trailer this game seems to have more in common with System Shock. The protagonist seems to be the lone survivor on an alien infested space station. The developers also teased a “Pyscological” element. You can get a feel for that in the trailer below.

Bethesda VR:

That’s right, Bethesda also teased their first bit of VR content. The bits coming soon just seem to be mundane virtual experiences, virtual tours through environments in the Doom and Fallout universes. The more interesting reveal was Fallout 4 for the HTC Vive headset, set to launch sometime in 2017.

Dishonored 2:

The bulk of the show was stolen by our first look at gameplay in Dishonored 2, another project by Arkane. Set fifteen years after the events of the first game, play as either Corvo the protagonist of the first game or his daughter Emily, the current empress now twenty five years old. When a dark force usurps Dunwall’s throne from Emily Caldwin, you must travel to the city of Karnaca to uncover a new threat and restore Emily to her rightful position. We won’t have to wait long as Dishonored 2 launches on November 11th. A limited collectors edition was also revealed that includes a replica of Corvo’s mask. Check out the first gameplay trailer below.

Bethesda brought a few cool things out this year, the two biggest being Quake and Dishonored. The biggest week in gaming is just getting started so let me know what you think in the comments and follow the page for more coverage.

 

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