Bethesda Softworks E3 2016 Press Conference: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Bethesda E3 2016

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: E3 2016 Reveal TrailerQuake. Is. Back. The fast, skill-based arena-style competition that turned the original Quake games into multiplayer legends is making a triumphant return with Quake Champions. Running at an impressive 120hz with unlocked framerates, id Software’s new multiplayer shooter is getting ready to take PC gaming by storm once more. Quake Champions features a roster of unique characters, each with their own distinctive abilities, allowing you to fight the way you want. . Get your first look at Quake Champions and some of its heroes in the cinematic reveal trailer, debuted during the #BE3 2016 Showcase. To stay up to date with all the latest information on Quake Champions, head to Quake.com. Facebook: https://facebook.com/QuakeChampions Twitter: https://twitter.com/QuakeChampions Instagram.com: https://instagram.com/QuakeChampions ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.2016-06-13T02:19:55.000Z

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.

Prey – E3 2016 Reveal TrailerAnnounced at the 2016 Bethesda Showcase, watch the reveal trailer for Prey! https://goo.gl/fZ6PqG Arkane Studios, the team behind the critically acclaimed Dishonored series, is bringing their unique vision to Prey, a first-person sci-fi action game 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. Get your first look at Prey in the cinematic reveal trailer. Prey will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2017. For news and details on Prey, visit prey.com or follow Prey on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prey Twitter: https://twitter.com/preygame Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/preygame/ Tumblr.: https://prey.tumblr.com ESRB RATING PENDING: May contain content inappropriate for children. Visit http://www.esrb.org for rating information.2016-06-13T02:38:14.000Z

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.

Pre-order Prey here.


2. Fallout 4 & Fallout Shelter are Both Getting a Whole Bunch of New Content

Fallout 4/Fallout Shelter/Skyrim Special Edition: 2016 #BE3 Showcase PresentationWatch as Bethesda Game Studios’ Game Director Todd Howard shares the latest content for Fallout 4 and Fallout Shelter, PLUS the official announcement of Skyrim Special Edition. At the BE3 Showcase, Bethesda Game Studios revealed three more add-ons, with the first Contraptions Workshop available on June 14th. Get the full scoop on Contraptions Workshop, Vault-Tec Workshop and their final add-on, Nuka-World. Also from the Wasteland, Bethesda Game Studios is working on big changes for Fallout Shelter. Update 1.6 will introduce Quests to Fallout Shelter, with an all-new combat system, new characters, enemies, and locations to explore. Plus, the surprise announcement that Fallout Shelter is coming to PC. Both Quests and Fallout Shelter for PC will arrive in July. Finally, one of the most beloved games of the last generation (and all-time), Skyrim Special Edition, brings the epic fantasy to life in stunning, remastered detail , with all the official add-ons included. Skyrim Special Edition will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 28th 2016 , and will support Mods on console.2016-06-13T02:33:31.000Z

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.

Buy Fallout 4 here.


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

Skyrim Xbox One and PS4 Trailer – Skyrim Special Edition Trailer (Skyrim HD at E3 2016)Skyrim HD is a thing! Skyrim comes to Xbox One and PS4 as Skyrim Special Edition, a remastered version of Skyrim for the new consoles that upgrades the visuals and enables Skyrim mods on consoles. Skyrim Special Edition comes out on release date 28 October 2016 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Subscribe to Outside Xbox for more Skyrim and E3 2016: http://www.tinyurl.com/SubToOxbox — Outside Xbox brings you daily videos about videogames, especially Xbox One games and Xbox 360 games. Join us for new gameplay, original videos, previews, lists, Show of the Week and other things (ask us about the other things). Thanks for watching and be excellent to each other in the comments. Find us at http://www.outsidexbox.com Subscribe to us at http://www.youtube.com/outsidexbox Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/outsidexbox Follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/outsidexbox Put a t-shirt on your body http://www.outsidexbox.com/tshirts2016-06-13T02:41:41.000Z

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.

Pre-order The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition here.

BE3 2016 – Looking Back at ESOOver 7 million people have joined The Elder Scrolls Online to explore Tamriel and uncover its mysteries in the year since it launched on PC/Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. With three huge game packs out across all platforms, it has been a busy year for ESO – and we have no intention of slowing down! For more information about The Elder Scrolls Online, visit our website: http://www.elderscrollsonline.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ElderScrollsOnline/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TESOnline Google+: https://plus.google.com/+ElderScrollsOnline/ ESRB Rating: MATURE with Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol, and Violence2016-06-13T03:05:17.000Z

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.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends Official Campaign Intro Cinematic – E3 2016The Elder Scrolls: Legends will allow you to change the course of Elder Scrolls history through its rich story-driven campaign and strategic card-based gameplay. ——————————­—- Follow IGN for more! ——————————­—- IGN OFFICIAL APP: http://www.ign.com/mobile FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ign TWITTER: https://twitter.com/ign INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/igndotcom/?hl=en WEBSITE: http://www.ign.com/ GOOGLE+: https://plus.google.com/+IGN2016-06-13T02:41:06.000Z

Buy The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited here.


4. DOOM’s Adding Some New Multiplayer Features Real Soon

DOOM: 2016 #BE3 Showcase PresentationThe fight continues, DOOM Marine. There’s a lot more DOOM for you to enjoy, and we gave you a first-look at what’s in store at this year’s #BE3 Showcase. id Software’s Marty Stratton reveals all the new free content coming to DOOM, including new SnapMap tools and Hell visual themes, plus new multiplayer modes including fan favorites like Classic Deathmatch, capture the flag, and capture & hold. He also shares news around the game’s first DLC pack, Unto the Evil, which includes three new multiplayer maps, new equipment, a new weapon, and the Harvester–and a new player-controlled demon. If you haven’t joined in on the fun just yet, we’ve got another special surprise. The DOOM Demo is available starting June 13. Play the first level of the campaign for free, available for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. You can buy DOOM here: (http://doom.com/en-us/buynow) To get even more information on DOOM, check out featured content on Bethesda.net and follow the game on its official social media channels. Facebook https://facebook.com/doom Twitter https://twitter.com/doom Instagram https://instagram.com/doom_game2016-06-13T03:04:38.000Z

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.

Buy DOOM here.


5. Dishonored 2’s Gameplay was Given a Nice Showcase; Several of Bethesda’s IP’s are Getting Virtual Reality Experiences

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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.

Pre-order Dishonored 2 here.

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