E3 2016 Day 1: Round-Up of Events

2. Bethesda Press Conference

You may have come upon our article about the rumored Bethesda Lineup. Except for the new Wolfenstein game, all of them made its appearances.

Quake Champions

Developed by iD Software, Quake Champions will feature “a diverse cast of warriors each with different attributes and unique abilities, allowing you to fight the way you want,” according to iD studio director Tim Willits. Like other contemporary shooters (Overwatch for one), Quake Champions is being pitched as an e-sports game, with promises of tournament support from the publisher. That’s a tough sell given the competition, but at the very least pro players won’t have to worry about speed as Bethesda is targeting 120FPS rendering for the game.

Prey

One of the game from the rumored lineups, Prey was revealed to be in development by Arkhane Studios and is set to be released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017. This is considered as a reboot of the original game (also Prey). More information on the game is set to be revealed at QuakeCon 2016.

The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition

We knew it was coming. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition is a remastered version of Skyrim that will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 28, 2016. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition will be the second game that will include mod support for the consoles. The remastered version will include all DLCs and updates. The game will also run on an updated engine with overhauled textures and shaders.

Upcoming Fallout 4 DLCs and VR support

Contraptions DLC will be released next week followed by Vault Tec Workshop DLC that will be released next month. The NukaWorld DLC will be released by August 2016. Bethesda has also announced that Fallout 4 and DOOM will get HTC Vive VR support at early 2017.

Dishonored 2

Bethesda showcased Dishonored 2 at last year’s E3, but didn’t show much, as the game was in its early stage of development. This year, we witnessed 12 minutes of gameplay along with the gameplay trailer.  Players will get a chance to play as Corvo, the last game’s protagonist; as well as a new character, Emily Kaldwin . Aside from gameplay changes, it will also offer different shades of the story depending on who you play with. Pre-ordering the game will get you the remastered version of the original Dishonored. The game will run on Bethesda’s new internal “Void” engine (based on id Tech 5), as opposed to Unreal Engine 3 that was previously used in Dishonored. The engine is intended to improve in-game lighting and post-processing to help the game’s visuals. The game is scheduled to be released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 11, 2016.