E3 2016 News Round-Up: EA and Bethesda

Quake Reveal at E3 2016
Quake Reveal at E3 2016

The first day of E3 2016 has arrived, and with it has already come some pretty big news and announcements. Let's just dive on in, shall we?

Titanfall 2

During the EA Play Press Conference, Electronic Arts unveiled the first ever gameplay from Titanfall 2. Also shown off was the game's single player mode, which will be a first for the series. A release date of October 28, 2016 was reinforced for the first person shooter, which will launch for Xbox One, PC, and Playstation 4.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Though the game is still more than a year way at this point, the team at Bioware showed up at E3 to present a behind the scenes look (featuring a few snippets of actual gameplay) at the sequel in progress.

Star Wars

Similiar to Mass Effect: Andromeda, there was no big announcements in the realm of Star Wars at EA's E3 press conference, though they did produce a little sizzle reel of the many teams working on new games in the massive franchise. Part of the reel was the first ever in game footage from Visceral's Star Wars project, spearheaded by Uncharted's Amy Hennig. That game is set for release in 2018, with a Battlefront sequel also confirmed for 2017.

Battlefield 1

A new, somewhat brief trailer was shown for Battlefield One to conclude the EA press conference. A more substantial look at in game multiplayer battles for the game was presented after the conference, however, which can be viewed here. The game will hit consoles and PC on October 21.

Telltale's Batman Game

Earlier in the day, Telltale announced a few more details about their upcoming Batman game, releasing later this summer. An official cast was unveiled, alongside the below image:

The Walking Dead Season 3

But that wasn't all from Telltale today, as the company also unveiled a first look trailer for The Walking Dead: Season 3. The highly awaited third chapter in the series is set to arrive late this fall.

Dishonored 2

Switching gears to Bethesda, which had its press conference later in the day), we have the first ever gameplay unveil from Dishonored 2, the upcoming sequel to one of the last generation's surprise hits. The game will hit stores November 11.

Fallout 4 DLC + The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

A combined reel revealed not just the next three (and final) DLC adds on for Bethesda's massively successful Fallout 4, but also the rumored special edition of The Elder Scrolls V. The new DLC packs (titled Contraptions Workshop, Vault-Tec Workshop, and Nuka World) will launch within the next few months. The Skyrim remaster will hit Playstation 4, Xbox One, and PC October 28, 2016.

Quake Champions

The long dormant Quake franchise is making a comeback, as Bethesda pulled the curtain back on Quake Champions, the first installment of the once popular arena shooter franchise since Enemy Territory: Quake Wars back in 2007. This new installment will reportedly have a big focus on the growing e-sports market. It doesn't have a release date at this time.


Wrapping up Bethesda's press conference was a confirmation of the Prey reboot, which has been rumored to be happening at Arcane Studios for sometime now. Arcane, who also developed both Dishonored games, are working from the ground up on the new iteration of the series. The teaser trailer for the game revealed it won't be hitting stores until next year at the earliest.

That wraps up the first day of new coverage for E3. Be sure to check back for more from Microsoft, Ubisoft, and Sony's press conferences tomorrow!

The Latest from our Partners