Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Bethesda Softworks

The Elder Scrolls Online now has homes, manors, more for PC players

Players can now set down roots in Tamriel with a new update for The Elder Scrolls Online. Beginning today, PC gamers can buy apartments, homes, manors, and an island for gold or through the Crown Store. Around 40 instances homes are on offer, designed around the 10 races. A free starter home is also on offer for those who complete a tutorial. Over 2,000 decorative items have been added, including barrels, beds, books, chests, crafting tables, paintings, and plants. Crafting skills can also be used to create some handmade items. Console owners will be able to get a place of their own on February 21.

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The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind detailed, announced for June

Bethesda is set to add the island of Vvardenfell to The Elder Scrolls Online with the Morrowind expansion. Slated to go live on June 6, the add-on will feature several additions, including Vvardenfell, which is said to be the largest zone yet added and feature the same points of interest from Elder Scrolls III. The story is set 700 years prior to the game, however, with players fighting to save the famous warrior-poet and Guardian of Vvardenfell, Vivec. Players can also access the nature-magic-based Warden, who fights alongside a War Bear, the first new class since launch. Other additions include a new Trial and PvP mode for three four-player teams. New players can head straight to the content without any experience, while returning players will content appropriate for whatever level they might be at the time of their arrival to the island.

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Bethesda to launch Arkane’s Prey on May 5 for console, PC

The upcoming re-imagined version of Prey is set to be released on May 5 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Gamers who pre-order will receive several digital extras at launch in the Cosmonaut Shotgun Pack. The set will include the family heirloom Margrave shotgun along with several tools: three neuromods to acquire new abilities, two medkits, a Fabrication plan to create the shotgun and ammo, a starter kit for building tools and weapons, and a upgrade to help preserve resources. Developed by Dishonored creator Arkane Studios, the new version finds players waking up in 2032 on the space station Talos I. Not only have aliens invaded the facilities, but players have been the subject of strange experiments and have no memory of recent events.

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Dishonored 2 update adds custom difficulty settings, mission select

Arkane Studios has released the second free update for Dishonored 2. The latest download adds two new features: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select. The former adds over 20 sliders for players to customize their game, adjusting everything from the number of enemies who will attack simultaneously to the speed of sleep darts. It will also add Iron Mode, which features permadeath and no manual saves. Mission Select allows for any mission to be unlocked once played, with the player’s status retained from the playthrough. The patch is available for all versions.

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Dishonored 2 free update released, adds New Game Plus

An updated has gone live today adding New Game Plus to all versions of Dishonored 2. The mode allows players to use both Emily’s and Corvo’s move lists at the same time, regardless of the character they choose to re-play the campaign. In addition, players can reassign all of the Bonecharm Traits and Runes that were collected during the initial playthrough. The next free update is scheduled to launch in January, and is set to add Mission Select and Custom Difficulty.

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Dishonored 2 to get free update next week with New Game Plus

Dishonored 2’s first free game update has been announced and dated for next week. Arkane is using the update to note only improve performance but to also add a new feature. Beginning Monday, and today as part of the beta update for PC, players can access New Game Plus. In the mode, accessible once the game has been completed, players will be able to access both Corvo’s and Emily’s ability sets as well as all Bonecharm Traits and Runes found during the playthrough. Two more features were announced to be added in January, as part of the second free update: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select.

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Doom trailer highlights bots, new mode, more in Free Update 5

A new gameplay video has gone live showcasing Doom’s Free Update 5. The update brings a variety of additions and changes, including the new competitive mode Infernal Run for Multiplayer, where teams fight for a ball to score in their opponent’s goal; bot support in the original maps in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch; and a rank extension to Echelon 11, which unlocks the Doom Marine Armor (Praetor Suit). SnapMap also receives some goodies, including additional elements from the campaign, Lazarus Lab-themed modules and props, and the Doom Marine in the traditional armor. Full details can be official blog.

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Arkane releases eight minutes of gameplay from Prey

A new gameplay walkthrough has been released for Prey. Arkane Studio’s upcoming first-person shooter, set to be released next year, finds players waking up in Talos I, a ransacked space station that’s been overrun by aliens. The sequel will offer a more open-ended approach to tackling levels, and creative director Raphael Colantonio and lead designer Ricardo Bare detail those sorts of possibilities in the video.

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(PlayStation 4 Review) Dishonored 2

“… is easily the spiritual successor to Thief 2, and I can think of no higher praise.”

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Dishonored 2 launches online, in stores for console and PC

After releasing earlier this week for pre-orders, Dishonored 2 is now available for all through retail and digital outlets. The assassin Corvo, protagonist of the original Dishonored, returns to fight alongside his daughter, Emily. The pair is in a battle to restore Emily to the throne, as they take down the usurper’s forces in the city of Karnaca. As in the original, players have access to melee abilities, firearms, and special powers.

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