A Recap Of Bethesda’s E3 2016 Event
Bethesda’s much-waited press conference was exciting and much surprising at the same time. From older forgotten titles to canceled ‘doomed’ franchises, every aspect of the event gave a little something to the gamers and promised on delivering the best of the experience and quality that they always have. Let’s dive in and see what we have in store for you –
Quake Champions :-
As part of the announcement Bethesda said it will be expanding the global e-sport support for Quake beyond its own Quakecon. Quake Champions is a fast, skill-based arena-style multiplayer game that is coming exclusively to the PC. The game is designed for eSports and will be running at 120hz with unlocked framerates so you can throw as much hardware at it as you want to, but to also be fun for people who aren’t the hardest of the cores when it comes to shooters. It will feature a roster of unique characters, each with their own distinctive abilities, allowing you to fight the way you want. Bethesda and id Software will reveal more about Quake Champions this August.
Elder Scrolls Legends :-
The new Elder Scrolls Legends strategy card game was also given a closer look. Bethesda confirmed at their 2016 E3 conference that the game will be releasing on phones and desktops as well. While the game might be a better experience on tablets and desktop, people will want to play it anywhere, and having a phone version will be crucial. There is the beta to sign up for, along with the promise from Bethesda that the game would be coming very soon. So, this might be something to get excited for very soon. The free-to-play game will have single player and multiplayer modes and it will be available across PC, and Android and iOS devices later this year.
Fallout 4 :-
In the world of Fallout, a few upcoming feature additions were previewed, like the early version of Fallout 4 for the HTC Vive headset, which will be ready next year. “If you thought that survival mode was an intense way to experience Fallout”, Bethesda marketing chief Pete Hines said at the company’s E3 press conference, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.” The company is showing off a small section of gameplay at E3. It sounds a lot like an environmental demo, rather than an actual game. Other little additions such as sorting machines, contraption systems and even running your own Vault. Plus a look at a Nuka-World theme park expansion coming in August. Also, new features heading to the tablet game Fallout Shelter.
Skyrim Special Edition :-
Bethesda also showed off some of the graphics you can expect from the upcoming Skyrim Special Edition for PS4 and Xbox One like screen space reflections, volumetric God rays, dynamic depth of field and new snow shaders. The new look is incredibly impressive with all new water and lighting models, plus more, to take advantage of the power of the latest consoles. Skyrim Special Edition will be released on October 28th.
A new Prey title was also announced by Arkane Studios, the trailer suggesting something akin to a space horror version of “Groundhog Day”. It still a first-person sci-fi action game at the core that reimagines the franchise from the ground up with an added psychological twist.
“You are Morgan Yu, the subject of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race. You awaken aboard the Talos 1 in the year 2032 and must uncover the secrets hiding in the depths of the space station while being hunted by the mysterious alien force that has taken over. You’ll have to rely on the tools you find on the station – along with your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities – to combat the growing threat and, hopefully, survive.”
Dishonored 2 :-
Bethesda has released the official E3 2016 gameplay trailer for Dishonored 2. Dishonored 2 is powered by the Void Engine and will let you choose between Empress Emily Kaldwin and the Royal Protector, Corvo Attano. Dishonored 2 will feature new skill trees and alternative realities, and is planned for a November 11th release.
What did you think about Bethesda’s press conference? What as you most hyped? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more event recaps of E3 2016.