So uh…that EA Play press conference was kinda meh, right? Luckily, Bethesda picked up the slack with a fine showing during their stage show.
We sat through it all, got all types of retro X-Play feels from seeing Adam Sessler & Morgan Webb together again and saw some great games in action. Fans of The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, DOOM, Dishonored and more of Bethesda’s storied IP’s had to have been pleased by this press conference. We know we were. If you’d like a reminder of all the best reveals Bethesda provided us via live stream, you obviously came to the right place.
Here’s a full recap of every announcement and game trailer that hit our screens during Bethesda’s E3 2016 press conference.
1. QUAKE IS BACK!; Prey Has Been Brought Back to Life
Quake Champions was the very first game the fans in attendance and at home got to see. The game’s action-packed mechanics were showcased during a cinematic debut trailer. A smorgasbord of buff looking warriors ran across the screen, gunned each other down and used power-ups reminiscent of Quake’s earlier days. More footage of the game will be shown during August’s QuakeCon tournament. Quake Champions was also announced as being a PC exclusive.
If you guys remember that 2011 CG Prey 2 trailer, Bethesda made you all happy with this big reveal. Development studio Arkane Studios not only announced that they’re working on a new version of Prey, they also gave us a new trailer to enjoy. The CG trailer showed off an unidentified male character who kept waking up on the same day to the same alarm clock announcement. After scenes of him being threatened by shadowy enemies hit the screen, a clone of that mystery man came into the picture. It looks like this new Prey will take place on Talos 1 in 2032.
2. Fallout 4 & Fallout Shelter are Both Getting a Whole Bunch of New Content
Fallout 4 has already added tons of great DLC and character crafted mods since it first released. Fans have dived deep into “Automatron,” “Wasteland Workshop” and “Far Harbor.” The main development team behind the game showed off some upcoming additional content: “Contraptions” (which lets you build all sorts of mechanical items), “Vault Tech Workshop” (players will now get the chance to develop their own “experiments”) and “Nuka World” (which puts you in the boots of a raider adventuring through a new vacation destination). Fallout Shelter is set to bring in new quests, plus it’s heading on over to the PC in July.
3. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is Getting Remastered; The Elder Scrolls: Legends Strategy Card Game Got a New Trailer; New Features are Hitting The Elder Scrolls Online
The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim is getting the remastered treatment with the newly announced Special Edition. Console mods will be supported, new graphical enhancement such as “volumetric god rays” and “snow shaders” were touted and it’s set to hit the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Turns out Bethesda Game Studios Creative Director Todd Howard and the rest of his development team started work on the game when they started creating Fallout 4.
As for The Elder Scrolls Online, a new feature that does away with zones that require players to be at certain levels was unveiled. “One Tamriel” will allow players to go all over the game’s world at any character level once they complete the tutorial. This new feature is set to become a part of the MMORPG later this fall. And finally, a special trailer was debuted for The Elder Scrolls: Legends. Check it out down below.
4. DOOM’s Adding Some New Multiplayer Features Real Soon
DOOM’s getting a suite of fresh multiplayer content to keep its addicted fanbase happy. A new piece of premium DLC (entitled DOOM: Unto the Evil) gave us a look at three new maps and a playable demon. Players will now go to war online in “Offering,” “Cataclysm,” and “Ritual.” The new demon you’ll be able to transform into is called “The Harvester.”
Along with this content update, new free DLC was announced: a Capture-the-Flag mode dubbed “Hexodus,” a hold mode called “Sector,” three new free-for-all modes and the return of Deathmatch. Plus, the first level of DOOM can be downloaded for free this week across all available platforms.
5. Dishonored 2’s Gameplay was Given a Nice Showcase; Several of Bethesda’s IP’s are Getting Virtual Reality Experiences
Dishonored 2 was finally shown off in greater detail. Words can’t express how awesome the game looks. Just check out the debut game trailer above to see what’s in store for those interested in its troubled world. The HTC Vive virtual reality headset will be getting some Bethesda themed experiences in 2017.
Two big franchises (Fallout 4 and DOOM) will transport gamers into its distinctive worlds via the VR headset. Fans got a chance to check out the VR version of Fallout 4 after the show, while the DOOM VR title was shown via a small piece of what it entails. DOOM Hell Tour sounds like it’s going to incredibly frightening.