Titan publisher Bethesda were second to the E3 stage this year, focusing on quality over quantity during their 40 minute press briefing. Despite no new IPs in their line-up, Bethesda have a strong catalogue of franchises to draw from and didn’t disappoint.
More VR goodness comes in the form of DOOM VFR, an alternate take on last year’s stellar franchise reboot. The demons have been on a rampage at the UAC's research facility on Mars and you are the only survivor; you’re about to be brutally murdered, but, thankfully, your consciousness has been transferred to an AI matrix.
Along with the iconic weapons from the series, you’re armed with the ability to teleport, allowing you to close the distance with enemies quickly and dispatch them in close quarters, all while avoiding any potential motion sickness.
Being an AI operative, you can also swap your mind with various devices and robots to solve puzzles and open up new areas.
DOOM VFR is releasing in 2017 for PSVR and HTC Vive.
If you want even more content for Fallout 4 and Skyrim Special Edition, Creation Club promises just that. It features new items, abilities and gameplay created by Bethesda Game Studios and outside developers.
Creation Club content is fully curated and compatible with both titles and their respective add-ons. Look out for it later this summer.
Skyrim will also be launching on Nintendo Switch alongside the three official DLC packs, new gameplay mechanics to make use of motion controls, and Amiibo support, with the Archer Link Amiibo demoed and granting access to new gear and outfits inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The Elder Scrolls Online
The ever-growing MMORPG gets even bigger this year with Horns of the Reach and Clockwork City, both releasing in 2017.
A free update is also on the way, featuring a new Battlegrounds map and ruleset, new homes, furnishings, cosmetic items, and holiday events.
The closed beta was briefly offline for maintenance during the show, but now they’re back up and running players will have noticed that Wolfenstein's BJ Blazkowicz has been added as a playable champion. The update also includes new maps and a brand new weapon.
As of now, the closed beta servers will be running 24/7, with only minor downtime for maintenance.
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
BJ Unpronounceable will also be taking arms for more Nazi killing in a game of his very own. The sequel to MachineGames' critically acclaimed FPS is set in America, or Amerika, in 1961. After barely surviving the fight with Nazi General Deathshead at the end of The New Order, BJ begins this adventure whilst still in recovery.
He's a tough one though, and friends old and new will be there to help him, as he sets out to dispatch the latest threat to freedom. The story will take players from post-nuclear Manhattan, to small-town Roswell, to the bayous and boulevards of New Orleans and beyond.
Check out the bonkers reveal trailer.
Dishonored: Death of the Outsider
Death of the Outsider is a standalone title with a budget price point, featuring fan favourite character, Billie Lurk. Reuniting with her mentor (the legendary assassin, Daud) Billie will explore the dark underbelly of Karnaca in order to pull off the ultimate assassination.
Billie will have all new powers and abilities at her disposal as she attempts to take down the supernatural Outsider and Original Game Plus mode will allow fans to use a selection of signature abilities from Dishonored 2.
The Evil Within 2
Step into the shoes of Sebastian Castellanos once again as he searches for Lily - the daughter he thought he lost long ago.
The setting this time around is Union, a crumbling city built using Lily's mind as the Core. Expect to wander around familiar claustrophobic environments and new, less linear, open spaces as you uncover the secrets of Union and unravel Mobius’ plans from within STEM.
Sebastian is armed with a communicator which allows him intermittent access to the real world and the chance to gather information from Juli Kidman. More than that, it's also a guide, leading to resources, side quests and even Lily herself.
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