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Bethesda E3 2016 Showcase: Everything you need to know

This year, Bethesda held their second E3 showcase and they had some pretty exciting announcements including some new gameplay as wells as the return of some old favourites.

In case you missed the livestream, you’ll find it below:

Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 was announced at Bethesda’s E3 2015 showcase but this year, Arkane Studios showed off some new gameplay footage.

Caution the description for Dishonored 2 may reveal minor spoilers for the first game.

Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the first game. Lord Regent has been vanquished and the Rat Plague is gone. The throne has been taken over by Emily Kaldwin, which leaves the fate of the Isle in better hands.

You can now play as either as Emily Kaldwin or Corvo Attano and you’ll travel from the streets of Dunwall (which was in the first game) to the new setting for the game, Karnaca.

Karanca was once a dazzling coastal city that holds the key to help bring Emily to power. You’ll be armed with the mark of the Outsider and have powerful new ability to use against your enemies.

Dishonored 2 will be available worldwide on November 11th 2016 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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Quake Champions

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Bethesda announced the return of id Software’s Classic Shooter franchise with Quake Champions. The game is a competitive arena-style first-person shooter for the PC that will return fans to the frenetic, skill-based competition that made Quake an industry legend and solidified it as one of the first major eSports games.

id Software says that Quake Champions will be able to deliver stunning graphics running at 120hz with unlocked frame rates.

More information on Quake Champions will be announced at Quakecon 2016 in August.

 

The Elder Scrolls: Legends

The Elder Scrolls: Legends is a free-to-play strategy card game that take place in the world of Tamerial. Think of this as the Elder Scrolls version of Hearthstone.

The game was announced last year but this year Bethesda announced that the game will be coming to Mac, Android and iPad. The game is currently in beta on PC and Bethesda will be allowing more people to join the beta.

Fallout Shelter Update

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Fallout Shelter first launched at last year’s E3 and this year, Bethesda is adding even more content to the game including the ability to send your vault dwellers on quests and a new combat system.

The game will also be coming to PC later this year.

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Fallout 4 DLC

Bethesda also announced more DLC packs for Fallout 4, coming later this summer.

The first pack, Contraptions Workshop will allow you to make, well, contraptions. You can make elevators, armor racks, weapons racks, track kits and much more. It will be available next week.

The next pack announced is, Vault-Tec Workshop, where you can create your own Vault, experiment on vault dwellers and the pack is coming in July.

The final pack announced and the last one for Fallout 4 will be Nuka World which story-driven piece of DLC about a theme pack from before the war and is now run by raiders. The Nuka World DLC pack will be released in August.

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Special Edition

As seen by the trailer above, Skyrim is coming to Xbox One and PC. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition will have remastered art and effects, volumetric god rays, a dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections and much more.

You’ll also be able to play mods on console for Skyrim just like how Bethesda brought it to consoles for Fallout 4. The Special Edition of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will be released on October 28th 2016 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

And to make it even sweeter for PC players, Bethesda has said:

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Prey (2017 reboot)

Arkane Studios announced that they were working on a reboot of the Prey series. Here’s the game’s description:

In Prey, you awaken aboard Talos I, a space station orbiting the moon in the year 2032. You are the key subject of an experiment meant to alter humanity forever – but things have gone terribly wrong. The space station has been overrun by hostile aliens and you are now being hunted. As you dig into the dark secrets of Talos I and your own past, you must survive using the tools found on the station, your wits, weapons, and mind-bending abilities.

Prey is coming out in 2017 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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Multiplayer maps for DOOM

Bethesda also announced that more multiplayer modes will be coming to DOOM in the next few months.

The Elder Scrolls Online – Update and DLC

The Elder Scrolls Online launched on Xbox One and PS4 back in June 2015 and it now has over 7 million players and ZeniMax Online Studios will be adding the Dark Brotherhood DLC to consoles and coming in the fall is One Tamriel which will allow players to free explore the world without any restrictions.

Once you finish the tutorial for The Elder Scrolls Online, you’ll be able to freely explore all of the game’s locations with the restriction of being a certain level or doing certain quests.

Bethesda VR

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Bethesda also announced that Fallout 4 and DOOM (2015) are both coming to the HTC Vive in 2017.

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