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Bethesda E3 2016 Conference: Fallout 4 DLC, Skyrim Special Edition, Dishonored 2, and Prey with MCA

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Bethesda E3 2016 Conference: Fallout 4 DLC, Skyrim Special Edition, Dishonored 2, and Prey with MCA

Game News - posted by Infinitron on Mon 13 June 2016, 11:27:02

Tags: Arkane Studios; Bethesda Softworks; Chris Avellone; Dishonored 2; Fallout 4; Fallout Shelter; Harvey Smith; Prey (Arkane Studios); Raphael Colantonio; The Elder Scrolls Online; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim; The Elder Scrolls: Legends; Todd Howard

Bethesda's E3 press conference last night was a bit more interesting than EA's. The actual Bethesda Game Studios didn't really have a lot to show this year. In a four minute video, Todd Howard introduced the second wave of Fallout 4 DLC - the Contraptions Workshop, another piece of $5 crafting nonsense coming out next week, the Vault-Tec Workshop, which seems to be an in-game implementation of Fallout Shelter that's coming out in July, and Nuka-World, a major story-based add-on coming out in August that will be Fallout 4's final DLC. Fallout Shelter itself is going to be receiving a major update and will be released on PC in July.

Todd also confirmed the recent rumors of a Skyrim remaster for next-gen consoles. Skyrim Special Edition is coming out on October 28th and will feature graphical updates like "volumetric god rays" and "new snow shaders". It's coming to PC as well and will be a free update if you own the original Skyrim and all of its DLC. Speaking of The Elder Scrolls, there were also a couple of trailers for The Elder Scrolls Online MMO and The Elder Scrolls: Legends card game, but nobody cares about those. So here's the video:

The real stars of the conference, however, were Arkane Studios. Harvey Smith introduced a new trailer for Dishonored 2, which is coming out on November 11th. It reveals that the mysterious usurper that ousts Emily Kaldwin from her throne is none other than Delilah, the villainous witch who was the antagonist of the first game's DLCs. There was also a good amount of Dishonored 2 gameplay footage.

But Dishonored isn't Arkane's only franchise anymore. Arkane Austin's Raph Colantonio came on stage to announce Prey, finally confirming the rumors that have been circulating since 2013. It's a science fiction-themed immersive sim in the Arkane tradition that's set onboard an alien-infested space station. Sounds pretty System Shock-like, right? And guess what - Chris Avellone is involved! It's actually fitting, given that Obsidian had their own Prey 2 project for a while. Maybe this is why he's been namedropping System Shock recently. Here are the trailers:

Prey is set to come out sometime next year. It doesn't appear to be billing itself as an RPG so we won't be covering it in depth here, but I'm sure it's going to be at the top of many a Codexer's wishlist. I wonder what this means for OtherSide Entertainment's System Shock 3, which in addition to the obvious similarities is also going to be developed in the same city as Prey. That could get weird.

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