Sunday, June 19, 2016

HotSauce Off the Presses Post E3 - Bethesda Press Conference

Hello Hot Sauce Nation! SirOrin here with part 2 of our Post-E3 Hot Sauce Off the Presses!

The second conference of E3 was the Bethesda Press Conference. This was the second year in a row they have done a show and it looks like they are here to stay. Unlike last year there was no immediate game available like with Fallout Shelter but it was still a good offering.

~ SirOrin

HotSauce Off the Presses for the Bethesda Press Conference

Any press conference that focuses on Skyrim mods and
doesn't have Macho Man is a disappointment.
Bethesda Press Conference

After the success of Doom this year, it was only a matter of time before Bethesda and Id moved on to Quake. And the influence of Overwatch seems already apparent with what appears to be a FPS hero shooter. We need more time and information to make an informed opinion but it seems promising.

Several  years ago there was a really cool looking Blade Runner inspired trailer for Prey 2. That was completely scrapped but now there is a completely redone Prey coming. It seems very atmospheric and you appear to be on a space station/ship being hunted by an unknown creature. However, I'm not certain why this is being called Prey. It doesn't seem to be tied to the old series at all and I don't think that franchise carries enough clout that the name is going to improve sales much. But it does give Id some strong sounding titles in Doom, Quake, and Prey.

Bethesda next announced both Fallout 4 VR and Skyrim Remastered. Both of these things seem like they were probably already possible on the PC with mods, but they still looked impressive. Also, as expected, mods are coming to consoles very soon. But I wouldn't expect mods that improve graphics or add famous wrestlers to make it through certification.

Finally, the focus was put on Dishonored 2. I never got to play the first game but it was well liked for a stealth action game. This preview showed a large gameplay trailer and some various combat encounters. Visually, it was very stunning and looked quite interesting. It didn't sell me on getting this  day one but it does make me interested in going back and giving the first game a shot.

And that was it for Bethesda. Not a huge show but still strong enough for a company of their size. I look forward to next year where I expect the next Elder Scrolls game to be announced.

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