This was the conference with the most rumours around it for games and it didn’t disappoint. There were also announcements for Doom DLC and a look back at how far the Elder Scrolls Online has come since launch. Videos included without the screaming mega-fan. There’s no video for it but Bethesda also announced Bethesda VR, a new way to enjoy your favourite Bethesda games with Doom and Fallout 4 confirmed to be coming with HTC Vive support in 2017… Interesting.
Not only is Quake returning, but it’s staying with its trusted fast-paced, multiplayer arena battles that it was always known for. It’s also being done by iD Software, the original developers who just had a smashing return with Doom.
The Elder Scrolls: Legends
The on and offline strategy card game from Bethesda (the one they were annoyed about when Mojang made Scrolls) is currently in closed beta but if you’re signed up to Bethesda.net then you have a chance to get involved as more beta space is coming. Also the game will be coming on to Mac, iOS and Android later in the year. Here’s the first cinematic from the single player campaign.
Bethesda Game Studios
There’s more coming from the Fallout and Elder Scrolls developer. We have three new DLC packs for Fallout 4: The Contraptions workshop pack which is coming next week (mid June), the Vault Tec workshop pack which is coming July 2016 and the Nuka Park area DLC set in a Nuka Cola theme park in August 2016. Fallout Shelter is coming for PC too and is getting a big update. Then there’s the remaster of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The special edition boasts a total remaster of textures, lighting, assets and will include mod support on consoles, and is due for release on October 28th on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
This game has been rumoured for a good few months, but it has finally come to fruition. Bethesda brought the Prey I.P. from 2K back in 2009 and after much trouble, it’s finally getting a reboot, not a sequel. You take on the role of Morgan (not GameSpot’s Dave Jewitt, although there’s a resemblance), who looks like a unwilling test subject, in a game that looks like a wonderful cross between Bioshock and Dead Space. Oh, it’s also being developed by the new branch of Arkane Studios, the Dishonored developer. Excellent.
During the full conference we got a big section of gameplay as you take on the role of either Empress Emily Kaldwin, or original character Royal Protector Corvo Attano, in a new, more Mediterranean like area of Karnaca, although Dunwall will feature. The game looks absolutely incredible and Emily will have a whole new set of powers separate from Corvo. It has also been developed in a totally bespoke game engine called “Void Engine” and it looks beautiful. The game is due on 11th November 2016 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC and if you pre-order, for a limited time you can get the Definitive Edition of the first game free. Here’s a wonderful gameplay trailer with a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Silver Springs.