Dishonored: Death of the Outsider DLC
A new playable character, and a bit of the story was teased in the trailer. The original Dishonored DLC was met with positivity, so we can expect the same great DLC for the sequel hopefully.
The new Quake game showed more of its gameplay in action. With a huge focus on an Esports approach, Quake sets its sights on becoming a professional Esports title, with more gameplay systems layered into the Quake DNA to try and keep things fresh and exciting. It looks as if abilities or equipment of some kind is making its way into the formula. The Quake World Championships will be held during the QuakeCon event at Dallas, Texas in August 2017.
The Evil Within 2
A highly cinematic reveal for The Evil Within 2. Setting its sights on bringing even more horror into the series, the latest entry looks to be even more psychologically disturbing and unnerving than the first. The action elements are still present, but are not so prominent in contrast to the themes of the narrative. It looks as if they took the criticism from fans, and changed the way they approached this sequel. A release date of Friday the 13th October 2017 was announced. Clever!
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
Wolfenstein games of recent years have become a welcome treat to the FPS genre. Bethesda could have been complacent and simply offered a gore-fest shooter in the all-out action style of Doom or Quake, but chose to focus more on world-building and a deep narrative. The trailer showed that they are keen to maintain that approach to franchise, and want to make sure that interesting characters and storytelling are layered over its FPS foundations. If it turns out anywhere nears as good as the last game, then we’re in for a treat. Interesting way of revealing the game with its faux-German TV shows. Also, who doesn’t want to melt doors with a heat blasting ray-gun, and ride atop a giant, fire-breathing metal dog robot!?
That’s everything! It was a very clean and precise presentation that didn’t stop to take a breather. Pete Hines didn’t step in the way of showing off the great content Bethesda had for us this year, and simply opened and closed the show. Hopefully Doom VFR and Fallout 4 VR will instigate an interest for those PC gamers who are on the fence with VR currently. This will get the ball rolling towards more VR adopters, which helps drive hardware sales, which helps drive more development towards more games and content!
What were your thoughts about Bethesda’s E3 event this year? What was your favourite title announced? Did you enjoy their style of presentation? Were you surprised by anything? Let us know in the comments below, and discuss another great E3 show with us!