GameSentral Rewind 072: Bethesda at E3 2016

Editor’s Note: This is a special edition of the GameSentral Rewind, focusing on Bethesda’s E3 2016 event.

Quake Champions

Id Software is working on Quake: Champions, a competitive arena-based first-person shooter.

According to id Software studio director Tim Willits, the game will be “fast” with graphics running at “120hz with unlocked framerates.

Quake: Champions will feature a “diverse character of warriors” with unique attributes and skills.

Bethesda will also be supporting competitive tournaments and leagues, and teased a future announcement at QuakeCon.

Fallout Shelter

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A “really big update” is on the way for Fallout Shelter, as the mobile sensation heads to PC.

A brief trailer showed off many components of the update: new locations, enemies, and characters. You’ll also be able to send dwellers on quests, along with the addition of a new combat system.

Both the update and the PC version are scheduled to launch in July.

Fallout 4

Fallout 4

Bethesda has outlined its further plans for Fallout 4 DLC, starting with the launch of the Contraptions Workshop update next week.

The update will include track kits, sorting machines, and conveyor belts, among other things.

In July, there will also be Vault-Tec Workshop, another update that lets players build their own vaults, and experiment on dwellers.

After that, Bethesda will launch another update that brings players to the abandoned Nuka-World amusement park.

Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is being remastered, with a launch on Oct. 26 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

A trailer for the game’s Special Edition was also shown, showcasing the game’s visual improvements. IT comes with new visual effects, including God rays and new snow shaders. Additionally, the remaster will support mods.

Elder Scrolls Legends

The Elder Scrolls Legends collectable card game is also being developed for iPad, Mac, and Android.

According to Bethesda global VP of marketing Pete Hines, it puts players on a path to discover the Elder Scrolls world in a different way. The game will feature a single-player campaign, along with battle and arena modes, which can either be plated against humans of AI.

The Elder Scrolls Legends has been in beta since April, and is slated to launch this year.

Dishonored 2

Arkane Studios has showcased extended in-game footage of stealth-FPS Dishonored 2.

Set 15 years after the first game, the stealth FPS stars Emily KIaldwin, the usurped empress on a mission to unlock the conspiracy that led to her banishment from Dunwall.

“We want every market, and every alley, to tell a story.”

-Harvey Smith, Arkane Studios co-creative director

According to Smith, all of Kaldwel’s powers are new and upgradable with skills trees, according to Smith.

The designer also showed off two in-game missions. The first, an objective to assassinate Carnaca’s Vice Overseer, showcased regular and supernatural combat. One notable manuvere was Emily’s ability to transform into shadowform and crawl undetected along the floor before disembodying an enemy.

The second clip showcased an in-game timepiece that allowed Emily to look through a lens and see the world in the past. She was also able to jump back and forth between time and affect both worlds.

According to Smith, Dishonored’s DNA was about options and exploration, so the game has many pathways through each mission, and a wide range of supernatural powers that give players options to approach the game however they choose.

Dishonored 2 launches on Nov. 11 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

Prey

Prey is in development, starring female protagonist Morgan in the year 2032.

Developed by Arkane Studios Austin, the game promises to be a psychological thriller in a dangerous universe.

Elder Scrolls Online

Elder-Scrolls-Online-e

The Elder Scrolls Online will receive an update that lets all players explore the MMO’s world freely. One Tamriel makes it so you aren’t restricted by level, quests, or alliances when it comes to travelling throughout the game’s locations – all you have to do is finish the tutorial.

Elder Scrolls’ The Dark Brotherhood DLC is also coming to PS4 and Xbox One tomorrow (Jun. 14).

The game will come to Japan on Jun. 23.

Doom

Doom

Doom will be getting a new Unto the Evil DLC, with three new multiplayer maps, a new demon, new armor, taunts, and more. It’ll roll out in a “couple of months,” according to Bethesda.

Multiplayer will be getting two new modes: the Exodus capture-the-flag mode, and the Sector multizone capture mode. There will also be new free-for-all modes, including classic deathmatch.

Doom’s SnapMap game and level editor will be getting free updates that add new modules, props, and functionality, which Bethesda hopes will create “true single player” experiences.

VR

Bethesda-VR

Fallout 4 and Doom are coming to VR.

Fallout 4’s VR edition will launch in 2017 for the HTC Vive. No information was revealed for Doom.

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