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Quake: Champions ( 2017.)


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”  It was another hot day in Dallas, but things were really sizzling inside the Hilton Anatole, where some of Bethesda’s top developers took to the stage and showed off the latest on their games in front of a packed audience. While the early part of the Annual QuakeCon Welcome was streamed live, much of the presentation was delivered exclusively to a behind-closed-doors audience. But don’t worry – we’ve got you covered with all of the updates and highlights on everything from Dishonored 2 to Quake Champions, Prey, The Elder Scrolls: Legends, DOOM and more.

Dishonored 2

Emily Kaldwin was in the spotlight at E3 2016, where Arkane Co-creative Director Harvey Smith publically revealed Dishonored 2 gameplay for the first time ever. At QuakeCon, Smith showed off a new way to tackle a mission, this time featuring Corvo Attano (the star of the first game) siding with a different faction – the Howler gang. With a high-chaos playthrough, Smith demonstrated Corvo’s newly enhanced powers while displaying the game’s thematic level design and Dishonored 2’s exciting new setting.


Hot on the heels of the surprise reveal at E3 2016, Arkane rolled into Dallas with even more on their new game. Showing off gameplay for the first time ever to a behind-closed-doors audience, Arkane Co-creative Director Rafael Colantonio and Lead Designer Ricardo Bare gave a glimpse of the massive Talos I space station, along with a sampling of the powers, tools and weapons that Morgan Yu will need to survive when facing the ominous Typhon aliens. Afterward, the QuakeCon audience saw the debut of the first official gameplay trailer, which you can watch right now!



Prey ( 2017.)


Quake Champions

Fast action, rocket jumps and gibs galore – Quake Champions is set to deliver the arena-style multiplayer combat that fans are craving. id Software Studio Director Tim Willits (who was a designer on the original Quake, by the way) gave an update on the game, including some new insights into the four champions that were revealed at E3 2016, as well as a peek at four additional Champions, including the return of a fan favorite: Anarki. Willits also revealed news of the upcoming closed beta and offered a first look at Quake Champions in action with the world-premiere of the first gameplay trailer.

The Elder Scrolls: Legends

For some, it was the hottest ticket in town – a chance to play The Elder Scrolls: Legends in closed beta. Now you don’t have to wait for an invite, because Bethesda’s VP of PR & Marketing Pete Hines announced that Legends is now in open beta. Experience the Elder Scrolls universe in an entirely new way, with an accessible but deep digital card game that stands out from the pack. Wondering why you should jump in? Along with being free-to-play, Hines put together a list of what distinguishes Legends from other card games out there.


After thanking fans for the great launch and continued excitement around DOOM’s campaign, multiplayer and SnapMap modes, Executive Producer Marty Stratton announced that classic Deathmatch is coming soon – but QuakeCon attendees could try it out right now, exclusively at the show. Stratton also debuted a trailer for DOOM’s first premium DLC, Unto the Evil. Available today, Unto the Evil includes new maps, a new multiplayer demon and much more.


DOOM ( 2016.)


Fallout Shelter

Recently released on PC, Fallout Shelter also saw its biggest update yet, including the brand-new Quest system. QuakeCon attendees were given the opportunity to try out the free-to-play game on PC at the show – just in time to take part in the Nuka-Games. Starting August 5, each S.P.E.C.I.A.L. training room will run even faster than usual for only two days each (starting with Strength, then moving on to Perception and so on), giving Overseers a limited-time leg up!

Virtual Reality

A leader in virtual reality, Bethesda first showed off modern VR at E3 2012 with DOOM 3 BFG. Then, at this year’s E3, Bethesda had two playable VR demos: a tour of DOOM’s hell, and a playable demo of Fallout 4. Also at E3, Bethesda announced that Fallout 4 would release on HTC Vive in 2017. To celebrate Bethesda’s leadership in virtual reality, Bethesda brought two demos for attendees experience – the DOOM experience and a demo of Fallout 4 gameplay in full VR. “

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What do you think of this news? Are you excited for the new upcoming Bethesda Softworks games? I know I am, especially for Prey. You can read the impressions here:( )



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