Here's What Bethesda Revealed on E3 2016 Day 1

By Melvyn Tan on Jun 13, 2016

Hey, if you missed out on what EA revealed earlier today at E3 2016, click here. Below here will be stuff Bethesda unveiled:

Quake Champions

Quake. Is. Back. But it may not be the return you're looking for.

It seems that the new Quake will be taking a class/hero-based approach, as revealed by the mention of "a roster of unique characters, each with their own distinctive abilities" in the video description and the display of some of those abilities - including a wall-hack vision thing - in the cinematic trailer itself. Some aren't happy with this, and if all you wanted was the same old multiplayer Quake gameplay with modern graphics, you might not be either.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends Campaign Intro Cinematic

Bethesda's Elder Scrolls card game's coming with a single player campaign that's "told through the eyes of a moth priest named Kellen" and lets you change the course of Elder Scrolls history. Here's the intro cinematic that'll shed some light on the story.

#BE3 Showcase Presentation

3 things were revealed by Bethesda Game Studios’ Game Director Todd Howard in Bethesda's Showcase Presentation. 

Fallout 4 add-ons

Fallout 4 will be getting the following add-ons: Contraptions Workshop, Vault-Tec Workshop and. Nuka-World. Contraptions Workshop will let you build stuff like weapon and armour racks, conveyor belts and the one that sticks in my mind the most: elevators. Vault-Tec Workshop on the other hand will let you build your own vault (experiment on its dwellers) while Nuka World... well, not sure about the last one, but maybe it'll involve defending the post-apocalyptic world's biggest supply of Nuka-Cola against giant insects that made me want to skip the whole Nuka World segment. 

Falllout Shelter Changes and Additions

Quests will be introduced to Fallout Shelter in Update 1.6, along with a new combat system, characters, enemies, and locations. The game's also coming to PC in July, which is the same month the Quests will be arriving.

Skyrim Special Edition

The Skyrim Special Edition remasters the graphics of the 2011 release and will include all official add-ons and will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 28th 2016. It'll also - gasp! - support full PC Mods on console, and those on Steam who own Skyrim and all of its add-ons or the Legendary Edition will get a free upgrade to the Special Edition for free. 

Sigh, if only they'd remaster the combat as well...

Prey

It's not Prey 2, but a reimagining of Prey with a "psychological twist" that we'll be getting. 

Made by Dishonored's Arkane Studios, you'll play as Morgan Yu, who's the "subject of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race." Poor chap. You'll awaken aboard a space station in the year 2032 and must uncover its hidden secrets (naturally) while being hunted by the mysterious alien force that has taken over. Luckily, you'll have weapons and "mind-bending abilities" to use. I think I say this way too often but it seems... intriguing.

The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2017.

Dishonored 2 Gameplay Trailer

Speaking of Arcane Studios, here's a look at the gameplay of their Dishonored sequel. Emily Kaldwin's got some different fancy/nasty powers, and there're in addition to fleshy humans there'll be automatons to face as well. Also, the game looks grittier than its predecessor, particularly in the outdoor environments, although ultimately it still retains the exaggerated cartoony look overall. 

Below's a longer look at the sneaking and stabbing you'll be doing, courtesy of Kotaku.

DOOM and Fallout 4 VR announced

DOOM and Fallout 4 are getting the VR treatment, with the latter coming out on the HTC Vive some time next year.

One Tamriel

The Elder Scrolls Online is going to get something called One Tamriel. Here're some of the ways it'll affect the MMO:

  • Characters will have their level scaled the same way that players are currently scaled to the level of DLC zones.
  • Players can explore the entire world in any sequence, with content that you stumble on appropriately scaled to your level.
  • You can play and group with anyone in the game at any time (outside of PvP), without needing to create low level characters to play with new players.
  • PvE Alliance restrictions dropped, but will still be enforced in all PvP areas and won't affect the PvP systems in Cyrodiil.

You can read more about One Tamriel here.

 

Be sure to stay tuned for another round of E3 2016 happenings later at night!

 

Melvyn Tan
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Freelancer for Gamehubs since 2015. He enjoys various forms of entertainment, in particular anime and gaming (naturally). Was a devout servant of the Imperium, until he won a free Tau battlesuit.
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