E3 2016 | Bethesda Conference Wrap

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Bethesda hosted their pre-E3 conference and revealed that Prey was still a thing, Quake was making a return and remastering Elder Scrolls Skyrim is a everyone’s wish come true. If you missed it all, you can catch up right here.

Arkane Studios, the team behind the critically acclaimed Dishonored series, is bringing their unique vision to Prey, a first-person sci-fi action game that reimagines the franchise from the ground up… with an added psychological twist.

You are Morgan Yu, the subject of morally dubious experiments designed to improve the human race. You awaken aboard the Talos 1 in the year 2032 and must uncover the secrets hiding in the depths of the space station while being hunted by the mysterious alien force that has taken over. You’ll have to rely on the tools you find on the station – along with your wits, weapons and mind-bending abilities – to combat the growing threat and, hopefully, survive. Get your first look at Prey in the cinematic reveal trailer.

“At Arkane, our passion for creating unique worlds where you can improvise, experiment and play your way has driven our vision for Prey,” said Raphael Colantonio, president and co-creative director at Arkane Studios. “We’re excited to show you more of the sci-fi world we’re creating at QuakeCon this summer.”

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

Quake. Is. Back.

The fast, skill-based arena-style competition that turned the original Quake games into multiplayer legends is making a triumphant return with Quake Champions. Running at an impressive 120hz with unlocked framerates, id Software’s new multiplayer shooter is getting ready to take PC gaming by storm once more.

Quake Champions features a roster of unique characters, each with their own distinctive abilities, allowing you to fight the way you want. . Get your first look at Quake Champions and some of its heroes in the cinematic reveal trailer, debuted during the #BE3 2016 Showcase.
To stay up to date with all the latest information on Quake Champions, head to Quake.com.

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  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends – Official E3 2016 Campaign Intro Cinematic

The Elder Scrolls reveal the past, present and future of Tamriel. Told through the eyes of a moth priest named Kellen, The Elder Scrolls: Legends will allow you to change the course of Elder Scrolls history through its rich story-driven campaign and strategic card-based gameplay.

Learn more about the story in the intro cinematic for the campaign mode, revealed during the BE3 2016 Showcase.

“Last month we had the privilege of releasing one of the most iconic titles in this industry to fans around the world,” said Executive Producer Marty Stratton at E3 2016. Hot on the heels of DOOM’s successful launch, Stratton then shared what’s still to come for id Software’s seminal shooter.

Free Demo

id Software built its mighty legacy on sharing, offering free demos of the original DOOM over two decades ago. In that same spirit, today’s DOOM will also offer a free demo of the full first level of game. This demo will available for a limited time only – during the week of E3. If you haven’t yet experienced the powerful guns, vicious demons and intense speed that’s made DOOM such a critical hit, now’s the perfect time.

SnapMap – Free Updates

Inspired by the community creations, id Software plans to provide free updates to DOOM’s innovative SnapMap creation tool, expanding everything from the visuals to the functionality and beyond. Here are some highlights that will be released in the coming months:

• New construction modules, including Hell visual themes
• New props, weapons and items
• New logic options
• New functionality, like the campaign’s popular weapon wheel, that will help creators build deeper single-player experiences
• Enhanced ways to easily find and play new content in the SnapMap hub

Multiplayer – Free Updates

In the next month, id Software will release two new modes:

• Exodus: a one-flag CTF mode that Stratton describes as a “uniquely DOOM experience”
• Sector: a multizone capture-and-hold mode

Later this summer, DOOM will also be updated with three additional free-for-all modes, including beloved classic mode. All of these new modes will be playable on any existing or future maps, and will be free for all players.
Multiplayer – Unto the Evil

DOOM’s first premium DLC pack will also release next month. Unto the Evil will include:

• Three new multiplayer maps: Offering, Cataclysm and Ritual
• A new player-controlled demon: Harvester
• A new weapon: UAC EMG Pistol
• New equipment: Kinetic Mine
• New ways to customize your DOOM marine, including additional armor sets, patterns, colors and taunts
• New hack modules

“With just a month past since our launch, we hope you’ve only scratched the surface of fun we packed into the game,” Stratton said. “And we can’t wait to give you even more ways to compete, create, play and fight like hell.”

  • BE3 2016 – Looking Back at ESO

Over 7 million people have joined The Elder Scrolls Online to explore Tamriel and uncover its mysteries in the year since it launched on PC/Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One. With three huge game packs out across all platforms, it has been a busy year for ESO – and we have no intention of slowing down!

Read more about the future of Elder Scrolls Online here.

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