Here's What You Missed at Bethesda's E3 Show

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As the first 'official' conference at E3, the developer of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, and Doom followed EA's Play event, here's what you missed from the company's second ever showcase! 

- After the pre-pre show and the pre show finished up, we were greeted by an old PC boot-up which launched into a gritty trailer for Quake Champions!

- Studio Director of id Software and co-designer of the original game, Tim Willits, announces that Quake is indeed back. The game originally set the benchmark for multiplayer shooters and id Software understands this; the game will run with unlocked frame-rates and will feature a diverse cast of warriors with different attributes and unique abilities.

- It’s built for players new and old but also designed for world class eSports gameplay. Bethesda will be supporting tournaments and leagues outside of Quake Con as part of the launch plans, but more details will be revealed in the coming months.

Quake Champions
The fast, skill-based arena-style competition that turned the original Quake games into multiplayer legends is making...
Release Dates
22 Aug 2017-PC (Early Access)

- Pete Hines takes the stage to talk about how excited he is for The Elder Scrolls Legends which will be inviting a new wave of participants to the open beta, so be sure to go sign up for that on the official website.

- The game will be featuring a fully-fledged story mode as told by a Moth Priest which will follow somebody who changes the course of history forever, as usual when it comes to The Elder Scrolls series. Additionally, The Elder Scrolls: Legends will be coming to iPhone, Mac, and Android later this year.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends
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Release Dates
1 Jun 2017-Android
9 Mar 2017-PC
This Year-Xbox One

- On the topic of legends, we’re shown a lovely video from the enigmatic Todd Howard which spoke about the reception of Fallout 4 at last year’s show and went on to reveal what’s coming next for the title.

- Contraptions Workshop DLC will be coming next week, bringing track kits, conveyor belts, sorting machines and much more. Furthermore, Vault-Tec Workshop will be coming in July, allowing you to create your own Vault where you’ll be able to experiment on Dwellers and more.In August, Nuka World DLC will be coming but we didn’t get much more information than the trailer below.

- Nuka World has been confirmed by Todd Howard as the final piece of DLC. It's large, and story based. More information will be coming in the lead-up to its launch.

Fallout 4 - Nuka World
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Release Dates
30 Aug 2016-PS4
30 Aug 2016-Xbox One
30 Aug 2016-PC

- Additionally, a new update for Fallout Shelter is on its way this July which will bring the ability to send Dwellers on quests, as well as a new combat system, and new locations to explore. It’s also coming to PC!

Fallout Shelter
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Release Dates
10 Jun 2018-PS4
7 Feb 2017-Xbox One
13 Aug 2015-Android

- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will absolutely be coming to the current get consoles with remastered art, dynamic depth of field, new snow and water shaders, and console mods. It’s called the Special Edition.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition
One of the most beloved games of the seventh generation of consoles, Skyrim Special Edition brings the epic fantasy t...
Release Dates
28 Oct 2016-Xbox One
17 Nov 2017-Switch
28 Oct 2016-PC

- The President of Arkane takes the stage to talk about openness and choice in games before introducing a brand new immersive first-person psychological thriller: Prey. Set in 2032, not all is as it seems. You step into the shoes of a test subject in an experiment meant to alter humanity forever.

- Soon, an alien threat finds itself aboard your space station home and you must survive using all the tools at your available: wits, weapons, and “mind-bending abilities”. More information will be revealed at Quake Con but it’ll be released in 2017.

You are Morgan Yu, the subject of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race. You awaken aboard t...
Release Dates
5 May 2017-PS4
5 May 2017-PC
5 May 2017-Xbox One

- DOOM is up next; SnapMap will be getting a new update which includes hellish themes, new weapons, and access to the Weapon Wheel. Multiplayer will also be getting a handful of free multiplayer modes in the near future.

- In terms of actual DLC, Unto The Evil is the first piece of paid content, offering three new maps, a brand new playable demon called The Harvester, a brand new gun, new armour sets and more.

- In a nod to the shareware history of the series, you can now download the first level of DOOM for free up until next week, so get on it!

DOOM: Unto The Evil
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Release Dates
4 Aug 2016-PS4
4 Aug 2016-PC
4 Aug 2016-Xbox One

- The Elder Scrolls Online comes next; June 23rd will see the release of the MMORPG in Japan while the Dark Brotherhood expansion will hit PS4 and XB1 on June 14.

- That won’t be the end of content however, ESO’s content will continue to see updates including the very exciting ‘Tamriel One’. This is a brand new venture in the world of MMORPG’s which allows all characters to scale to the different content. This removes all restrictions and content barriers; you can go wherever you want in the world without worry, with whomever you want! It’s coming this Autumn.

The Elder Scrolls Online: The Dark Brotherhood
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Release Dates
31 May 2016-PC
31 May 2016-Mac
14 Jun 2016-Xbox One

- Bethesda has been dipping into virtual reality with Bethesda VR, taking time back to 2012 where DOOM 3 was shown off as one of the first public examples of virtual reality. Now, if you’re at the show, you’ll be able to have a crack at DOOM and Fallout 4 in VR. Oh, also, Fallout 4 will be coming to HTC Vive in 2017!

- Dishonoured 2 is utilising a custom-made engine known as the Void Engine which is supposed to make the game look like “a painting in motion.” On the topic of world-building, the developer spoke at length at how they bring their games to life. These environments emulate reality; how do the people get to work, or where do they eat their lunch? The history of the streets is shown in flood marks and poster scraps from years before the protagonist arrived, fleshing the world out.

- As we already know, you’ll be able to play as Emily or Corvo, the former with her own unique abilities including Mesmerise (making enemies unaware of her presence), Domino (forcing enemies to share their fates), and Shadow Walk (turning Emily herself into a shadow on the ground to assassinate enemies). Each ability has its own skill tree which can be pursued to adapt the game to your own style.

- In the gameplay shown off, we saw Emily manoeuvring through a mission in the game. As before, it’s possible to complete each unscripted mission in a variety of ways. Depending on who comes out on top, the fate of the game can be altered.

- This gameplay offered a visual demonstration of these new abilities, the improved A.I, the use of vertical space and rooftops, and a weather system which effects visibility. 

- A second piece of gameplay was also shown, revealing the use of time travel elements using a special timepiece: hop between states of time to take down enemies and solve puzzles. 

- Dishonored 2 has been confirmed for a November 11 release and a very limited Collector’s Edition. If you decide to pre-order any version of the game, you’ll also receive a free copy of the Dishonored: Definitive Edition.

Dishonored 2
Fan-favorite Dishonored returns with a sequel that features two playable protagonists, Corvo from the original game, ...
Release Dates
11 Nov 2016-Xbox One
11 Nov 2016-PS4
11 Nov 2016-PC

So, what did you think about Bethesda’s conference? Did it have the same punch as last year? It was certainly well-deserved for Bethesda to take a moment at the end of the show to celebrate those who put their lives into the games we play and, for that, we're grateful!

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