Recap: Bethesda’s Press Conference At E3 2015

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Tonight Bethesda held their first ever dedicated press conference. Here were the highlights.

ID Software gave an extended look at the gameplay for the upcoming Doom. It has a (stunning) new engine as well as a multiplayer component. With the addition of Doom Snapmap, players can create their own highly personalized content. The Snapmap features look extensive and accessible.

Bethesda.net will be a new hub for all Bethesda IP (I assume akin to battle.net).

The BattleCry global beta was announced.

Dishonored 2 was officially confirmed by Arkane Studios, as well as the Dishonored Definitive Edition for current gen consoles (available this fall). A grown up Emily Kaldwin confirmed as a playable character (who looks more than capable of fighting alongside Corvo) for Dishonored 2.

The Elder Scrolls Legends announced as a free to play title for PC and iPad later this year.

An extended Fallout 4 demo was introduced by Todd Howard. He confirmed the game has been in development since Fallout 3 released. A concept art montage showed the incredible detail put into each aspect. The character creation works via a sculpting tool that streamlines the process. The game will run on an updated engine and is playable in both third and first person.

The Fallout 4 collector’s edition was announced to have a functioning Pip-Boy that works with your smartphone. You can insert your phone into the device and download an app for a “fully” functioning Pip-Boy.

The Fallout Shelter app was announced for release tonight after the conclusion of the press conference.

Fallout 4 allows you to create your own settlements with an incredible amount of personalization.

A 2015 release for Fallout 4 was announced as November 10th.

And the video game world lost their collective minds.

With a powerhouse press conference like that to start E3, I can only imagine what else E3 2015 will bring. Tomorrow I will be providing a recap of each major press conference. See you here and on Twitter!

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  1. Oh, that was fun! I’m not too excited for some of that (Doom, Battlecry, Elder Scrolls Legends), but that Fallout 4 presentation was NUTS! The only thing that game is missing is online co-op. And Dishonored 2 looks gorgeous!

    I look forward to your recaps of the press conferences I’ll miss tomorrow while at work. Bethesda has certainly left a high bar for the rest of the show and I can’t wait to see how everyone else responds.

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    • it WAS fun! i’m with you on my interests, and i couldn’t believe they announced a 2015 release date for fallout 4.

      i was super hoping for a dishonored 2 2015 release date, but that’s okay. the game looks AMAZING.

      and if the rest of the conference is anything like this, holy hell! :)

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  2. I’m not the biggest Doom fan, but that E3 made me want the game. I’m almost certain I will get Doom, Fallout, and Dishonored. Seriously, custom content is amazing and I cannot wait!

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    • doom certainly looked amazing. i was most excited about dishonored, and seeing that you could play as emily was super awesome.

      fallout coming this year was a huge surprise.

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      • Dishonored looks good. Her powers reminded me of ‘The Darkness 2’ powers. Still probably going to be great. Bethesda knew this year was the best to enter E3. I get the feeling they had been planning it for years, even before Skyrim released.

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