Last year, Bethesda hosted its first ever E3 press conference–and boy what a show it was. For starters, gameplay footage for Doom, a franchise that hadn’t been seen since 2004, was shown off. Arkane Studios also brought their Dishonored 2 reveal to the table, with the exciting news that players will be able to play as Emily. The star of the show, however, was the highly anticipated Fallout 4, which we learned quite a bit about. But, with two out of three of those games already out the gate, what will this year’s show hold?
The fact that Bethesda decided to hold another conference in the first place is a good sign something fantastic is on the way. It’s a no-brainer that we’ll see more Dishonored 2 content, and probably DLC for Doom and Fallout 4, but what about the other franchises under the publisher’s belt? Will we see a remaster of Skyrim? Or, will it be a new Elder Scrolls game altogether? We could also potentially see sequels to Wolfenstein: The New Order, The Evil Within, or Prey. But there’s no telling, because Bethesda has been keeping things pretty close to the chest.
It will also be interesting to see whether a new mobile game is announced. Fallout Shelter (which was made available on iOS after the conference) was an instant hit, and topped gaming charts in 48 countries soon after release. A companion app to Doom or Dishonored would certainly be welcome.
Whatever the case, our months of wondering are about to be over! You can catch the live stream at the top of the page, and follow along with our live-blog below (keep refreshing for updates). Also, don’t forget to check out the EA stream from earlier today, and the Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony briefings tomorrow!
8:16 PM: That’s it folks! Thanks for watching with us.
8:13 PM: A limited number (emphasis on limited) of Dishonored 2 Collector’s Editions will be released. It comes with Corvo’s mask and Emily’s ring. Also, if you pre-order Dishonored 2, you’ll get Dishonored Definitive Edition for free.
8:12 PM: The gameplay trailer is being shown off. November is suddenly feeling way too far away.
8:09 PM: We are seeing A LOT of this game. So far, time travel has been confirmed. A cool mechanic allows you to see both timelines for puzzle solving. We’re all in for this game. All. In.
8:03 PM: We’re getting a pretty good look at Dishonored 2‘s gameplay. The new setting, Karnaca, is gorgeous. Emily’s stealth move “shadow walk” is the stuff of nightmares.
7:57 PM: Dishonored 2 is set 15 years after the first game. Emily is ruling her mother’s empire. She’s also ruling our hearts with how badass she is.
7:55 PM: The studio has put an emphasis on lighting, developed the game on a custom engine. But where is the actual gameplay?
7:52 PM: Harvey Smith, Creative Director of Dishonored 2 is out on stage to talk about the game. Gameplay coming up!
7:51 PM: Fallout 4 also available on VR for folks at the show to try. Fallout 4 will release on HTC Vive in 2017!
7:50 PM: DOOM on VR? Count us in!
7:49 PM: Bethesda VR. Wonder what they’ve got up their sleeves.
7: 45 PM: Footage of Elder Scrolls Online is being shown off. It will come to Japan on June 23. The Dark Brotherhood DLC launch trailer is being shown.
7: 40 PM: DOOM is getting a ton of updates, as well as DLC next month. You can download and play the first level for free, this week only. (Trust us, it’s good).
7:37 PM: Surprise, it’s Prey! It takes place during the year 2032. The space station has been invaded, and you are being hunted. We had a feeling this was coming, but boy oh boy are we excited. Those graphics were crisp.
7:35 PM: Arkane is on stage. Dishonored 2 time? Wait, nope. They’ve been working on a new game.
7:33 PM: The Skyrim remaster is definitely a thing! Graphics have been overhauled, and look gorgeous. Plus, you’ll be able to use mods on consoles. Sweet!
7:30 PM: Fallout 4 Contraptions launches next week. Next add-on, which allows you to build your own vault, to release in July. Fallout Shelter is coming to PC, July 2016.
7:29 PM: Finally, some Fallout news.
7: 21 PM: Quake Champions will feature arena-style FPS gameplay. More to come at QuakeCon.
7:19 PM: Tim Willits is here to talk Quake. The hype is real!
7:18 PM: Mysterious screen shows Quake being typed out. Quake Champions was just revealed.
7:17 PM: Here we go!
7:14 PM: As they mentioned last year, the game will be releasing November 11, 2016, and you will be able to play as both Emily and Corvo.
7:11 PM: The Dishonored 2 trailer from last year’s press conference is being shown off. We can’t wait to see more footage!
7:00 PM: Just waiting for the show to begin!