It may not have had the same impact as Fallout 4 and Doom, but Bethesda's E3 2016 press conference was still a blockbuster event. For the second year in a row, Bethesda's huge lineup of games and reveals stole the show — compared with some of the other press conferences, you'd think the publisher had been doing this for years.
Of Bethesda's E3 2016 lineup, two games have stood out from the rest: Dishonored 2, the much-anticipated follow-up to Arkane Studio's 2012 stealth-action romp; and Prey, the reboot of the supposedly-cancelled first-person shooter. The former was the subject of a lengthy demo, showcasing much of the game's overarching improvements, while the latter was one of the biggest reveals of the entire show.
Since then, fans have been begging for more info on both games, and Bethesda is more than happy to oblige: the publisher recently announced that both games would be making appearances at QuakeCon this August. Bethesda is promising screenings for both games, which could mark the debut of Prey gameplay — though it'll only really matter if you're actually going to the show.
As with the Doom reveal back in 2014, both the Dishonored 2 and Prey screenings will be exclusive to QuakeCon 2016 attendees.
For anyone hoping that the demonstrations will be posted online ... well, we've got some bad news.
Most Bethesda fans will remember how huge the E3 2015 Doom reveal was ... but in reality, the game had actually debuted almost a year earlier. Bethesda had shown early gameplay to select members of the gaming community and press back at QuakeCon 2014, and absolutely no footage was allowed outside of the convention. For more than year, fans desperately tried to find footage of the Doom reboot — sadly, they would never find it.
Gamers should expect the same thing from QuakeCon 2016. While it wouldn't be too huge of a surprise to see something from Dishonored 2 (the game isn't all that far from release), Prey will likely be staying behind closed doors for some time. Unless something monumental happens at Bethesda, no one outside of QuakeCon is going to see what the Prey reboot is actually like ... and fans will probably have to wait until E3 2017 for a public gameplay reveal.
At the very least, it should give convention attendees yet another reason to be excited — not only will Prey and Dishonored 2 be at the show, but Id Software has confirmed that Quake Champions will also be making its gameplay debut next week.
QuakeCon 2016 is set to kick off on Aug. 4, Dishonored 2 is scheduled for release on Nov. 11 and Prey probably won't be out for a few years.