It was only last year that Bethesda gave its first ever press conference, surprising its fans with "Fallout 4" announcement. This is Bethesda's second E3 press conference and it evoked lot of rumours over the possibility of the developer and publisher releasing new games.
Following the June 12 press conference, Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase consisted of several new trailers, new content and new game announcements. The company revealed more about "Fallout 4" VR and DLCs, "Fallout Shelter," "Quake Champions," "Dishonored 2," "Skyrim Special Edition" and "Prey."
Here is the round-up of Bethesda E3 2016 press conference:
"Fallout 4" DLCs
Bethesda announced three new add-ons for its popular game "Fallout 4." The three new add-ons include:
Contraptions Workshop is priced at $4.99 and is expected to release on June 21, 2016. Contraptions Workshop includes new features like elevators, greenhouse kits, warehouse kits, fireworks, armour racks and more.
Vault-Tec Workshop is priced at $4.99 and is expected to release in July 2016. This add-on lets players create a huge Vault that must attract new Dweller with pre-war industrial kits.
Nuka-World is priced at $19.99 and is expected to release in August 2016. This place is a huge amusement park in the city of Raiders, where players can explore zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom and the Galactic Zone. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders, weapons, creatures and more.
"Fallout 4" VR
Pete Hines, VP of marketing and PR, has revealed that that it would be releasing Fallout 4 for VR headsets in the next 12 months.
"We think that VR is the perfect fit for truly immersive games like our massive open-world RPGs," Hines said.
He noted that the Survival Mode in "Fallout 4" would be even more intense in VR than in the standard game.
It was also revealed that there have been over 20 million mods that have been downloaded on PC and Xbox One. "Fallout 4" mods are expected to arrive on PS4 in June.
It was also revealed that "Fallout Shelter," the mobile video game inspired by "Fallout 4" would be getting what is being billed as "biggest update yet."
Quests would be added to "Fallout Shelter" as part of new update 1.6. The update is expected to allow players to control Dwellers and travel to new locations, lets players assemble group of Dwellers to take on new challenges outside the vault.
It was also revealed that over 50 million people downloaded the game on their mobile devices. Bethesda announced that the game would be available for download for PC users too. It added that more information on PC version of the game would be shared soon.
Update 1.6 would be available from July 2016.
Bethesda announced "Quake Champions," a fast paced arena-style multiplayer shooter competition for PC features roster of unique characters that have their own unique abilities, it would also be running at 120hz with unlocked frame rates.
It was noted that the game would be supported at eSports tournaments and annual QuakeCon.
Bethesda released a new gameplay video for "Dishonored 2" showcasing a new setting at industrial city of Dunwall.
"Our approach to world creation is layered. Our art and design teams work together to create a strong sense of place, with a well-realized culture based on the factions living there, the architecture, the economy, climate, plant and animal life, and even the food and songs," Harvey Smith, co-creative director, Arkane.
The game will see the return of Corvo Attano, who will be joined by his daughter Emily Kaldwin. And players can choose to play either as Emily or Corvo. Both the characters have their own unique supernatural powers. Emily has new powers like Domino, which links human targets; Shadow Walk and Mesmerise.
The game has new themed missions: The Dust District, A Crack in the Slab, The Clockwork Mansion.
"Dishonored 2" will be released on Nov. 11, 2016, for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
"Skyrim Special Edition"
Before Bethesda's E3 2016 press conference, it was rumoured that "Skyrim" would get a remastered version and it has turned out to be true. "Skyrim Special Edition" would add great details to the game. The edition would include add-ons with all-new features. It would also bring the mods to the consoles. This new game is expected to release on Oct. 28 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
"The Elder Scrolls Online"
"The Elder Scrolls Online" will receive new Dark Brotherhood DLC on June 14 for PS4 and Xbox One. It also announced One Tamriel, which makes characters "automatically leveled to content in the world, allowing them to freely group with anyone they want."
Bethesda announced first DLC for "Doom" titled "Unto the Evil." This will feature three new multiplayer maps: Offering, Cataclysm and Ritual.
This is a new first-person shooter title from developer Arcane Studios with a "psychological twist." The story takes place in the year 2032 aboard Talos 1 space station. Players would have to survive using tools they find on the station as they attack a mysterious alien force that has taken over the place.
The game is expected to be released in 2017 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.