Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bethesda Softworks

Morrowind’s politics highlighted in ‘Assassins and Great Houses’

Bethesda has released a trailer highlighting the down-and-dirty politics that dominate Morrowind in The Elder Scrolls Online. In Assassins and Great Houses, players get a look at the intrigue that takes place throughout Vvardenfell, which will require them to work with several factions. In particular, they will have to balance their relationships with the three houses that dominate the realm: House Hlaalu, House Redoran, and House Telvanni.

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Talos I calls! Prey now available for console, PC

Prey returns today, courtesy of Arkane Studios. Bethesda Softworks picked up the dormant series after its sequel found itself stuck in development, and they found a new home for it with the creators of the Dishonored series. The result is a new take on the story, with players taking on the role of Morgan Yu, who awakens from cryosleep to find themselves on board the space station Talos 1. Yu realizes that they were the subject of strange experiments, which will come in handy, as a hostile alien force has overrun the station. With a mixture of shooter and light role-playing mechanics, players decide which of the alien powers to use, and how they will engage with other characters, as they attempt to find answers as well as stop the invaders.

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Arkane, Bethesda release launch trailer for Prey

With its release closing in, just a few days away now, Bethesda has released a new launch trailer for Prey. After its whizz-bang overview, check out the other trailers covering the aliens, powers, and weapons found on Talos I. Console gamers itching to give it a try can currently download the Opening Hour demo, which include the first full hour of gameplay.

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Prey demo to go live on April 27 for PS4 and Xbox One

Console gamers are getting the chance to try the first hour of Prey on April 27 with the release of Prey Demo: Opening Hour. The trial will allow players to take a look around the interstellar research facility Talos I, shortly after it’s been overrun by aliens, as recently awoken subject Morgan Yu. A new trailer has also been released highlighting the gameplay options possible during the initial hour.

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Yu steals powers, tricks turrets in Prey trailer Playing with Powers

The Prey video train rolls along with a new video covering the alien and human abilities available to the player. Playing with Powers is over four minutes long, and features members of the development team demonstrating and detailing Morgan Yu’s expanding repertoire of superhuman feats that are unlocked as they explore Talos I. Eventually, players will be able to gain the ability to aim with greater precision, slow down time, steal alien abilities, and of course, set things on fire. There is a downside to absorbing alien abilities, though, as the station’s turrets will mark the player as an intruder.

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Prey’s weapon and skill combos highlighted in new trailer

Prey’s trailer line has covered the aliens, then the protagonist, and now, it’s time to check out the weaponry and how it ties into the alien skills. The latest video, Weapons and Power Combos, features the numerous abilities, weapon combinations, and tools that Morgan has at his (or her) disposal. Things are burned, transformed, electrified, and destroyed in a variety of creative ways similar to Arkane’s Dishonored series. Is there a gloo cannon? Yes, there’s a gloo cannon.

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Morgan Yu’s possibilities discussed in new trailer for Prey

Prey’s previous video covered the various alien types running amok on Talos I, and today, it’s your turn. Well, Morgan Yu’s turn, the game’s protagonist, along with the choices he will have to make and people he will meet on the station. Or she, as ‘Only Yu Can Save the World’ notes, players can decide Morgan’s gender. The video also covers the various powers and weapons at the player’s disposal, which will alter their progress, as they awaken as something of a blank slate.

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Quake Champions upcoming Burial Chamber Arena revealed

Bethesda is offering a quick look at one of the upcoming Arenas for Quake Champions. Burial Chamber is a gothic-styled area with platforms, lava pools, tight corridors, and a handful of open spaces. Its numerous environmental hazards ensure that players have to keep an eye out on their footing, mindful of the flowing lava, in addition to enemy fire. Check out the reveal trailer below. Players who want to sign up for the upcoming closed beta can now submit their name at Quake.com.

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Typhon Research Team looks at Prey’s alien invaders in new trailer

The aliens that have overrun Talos I are featured in a new trailer for Prey. The instructive video, titled Typhon Research, comes from the owners of the station, TranStar Corporation. The business opened their vaults to the Typhon Research Team’s work in order to help the sole survivor, Morgan Yu, save the station. Footage demonstrates the mimic’s ability to take the form of inanimate objects, the phantom’s power to summon and launch projectiles, and the telepath’s control over weaker organisms.

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Quake Champions getting a version of Quake III’s Camping Grounds

A new trailer and handful of screenshots offer a first look at Quake Champions’ upcoming take on The Camping Grounds, Blood Covenant. Fans of the series will remember the original level from Quake III Arena, Q3DM6. The new version is said to retain several sections, namely “the long Jump Pad to the Rocket Launcher, the Quad Damage spawn, the Railgun ledge, and the tightly spaced battles in the Pillars.” Newer bits take into account the active and passive abilities available in Champions. PAX East attendees can drop by Bethesda’s booth (#18007 and 20007) to try it out.

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