E3 2015: Bethesda Press Conference Summary and Round-Up

Posted on Jun 15 2015 - 9:29am by Shak

Bethesda’s E3 2015 press conference, which was scheduled to take place at 7PM Pacific Time on Sunday June 14, 2015 has finished. Here is a summary and round-up of all the biggest announcements and the main details that you need to know from the event.

  • Trailer montage
  • Pete Hines on stage to talk about Doom.
    • Gameplay reveal trailer, looks brutal and fantastic.
    • Multiplayer reveal, looks a lot like Quake.
    • Snapmap announced – User-generated content, mods, co-op, map creater. Platform agnostic.
    • Hell gameplay shown, looks like there may be no fall damage.
    • Spring 2016 release date – PS4, Xbox One, PC
  • Bethesda.net announced, linking all the games.
  • Battlecry global beta announced, register www.battlecrythegame.com. Beta will be this Fall, gameplay of the game was shown.
  • Arkane Studios announces Dishonored 2, show female assassin. No release date.
  • Dishonored Definitive Edition announced for this Fall, Xbox One, PS4. All DLC, improved graphics.
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited
    • Imperial City content added to the game.
    • Orsinium: Land of the Orcs content added to the game.
  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends trading card game announced – iPad, PC. Free to play.
  • Fallout Shelter – 2.5D iOS game announced, and now available to download. Free to play, no time limits. Sim City – like game.
  • Todd Howard has taken the stage to talk about Fallout 4:
    • Fallout 4 concept arts shown.
    • Character customisation shown.
    • Based on creation engine, looks amazing, especially environments.
    • Can send command to your companion, Dog shown.
    • V.A.T.S. is back!
    • Layered armour system shown.
    • Pip boy has games on it.
    • Collector’s Edition has real pip boy, can place a phone in it and download an app for it.
    • The app links to the pip boy in the game, can be used without the pip boy housing.
    • Can turn items into scrap to build a town. The town will get attacked by raiders, so you need to create defences. Optional tower-defence type game.
    • Crafting system to build weapons and armour, over 50 base weapons, and 700 modifications.
    • Release date announced as November 10, 2015.

As far as conferences go, Bethesda’s first was pretty damn good. The Doom demo at the beginning was a little long, but it was full of heavy-hitters. Fallout 4’s release date announcement will have many happy, I know I am!