During pre-show events at E3 Bethesda decided to release information about a few games including Dishonored 2, Fallout 4 and DOOM. All three of these games have been staples in the gaming community for a number of years and all three (if done right) can expect to continue their respective names well into the future.
I do not know if it just me or if there is something else happening, but there seems to be a lot of “long awaited” games getting the axe because they are just not good enough. The latest in the recent string of titles is Prey 2. Although this one will come as no surprise considering the history of problems with the game and comments made from publishers and developers, it is still interesting considering some of the other projects that have been cut suddenly.
If there is one constant in gaming it is the sequel. All a game has to do is sell a little bit and developers will find a way to make a part two. Now, if the game is a big hit, like say Dishonored, then the chances of a sequel are pretty much 100%. This is why the leaks about the next installment of Dishonored did not surprise us.
Unless you have been under a rock you have probably heard all about the Doom 4 teaser that was shown off at E3 2014. We saw it a couple of days ago, but at the time really did not think it was all that news worthy (ducks as people throw things). However, this morning as I watched it again I noted a couple of things that must have slipped by me during my first viewing.
Bethesda has announced that they will have to publish a special version of Wolfenstein: The New Order for markets in Germany and Austria in accordance with the strict laws of those countries.
A few days ago on the website All Games Beta an image appeared that suggests the upcoming announcement of the Dishonored's second chapter, although the story should be taken with a large grain of salt.
If you have been into gaming for a long (VERY long) time you might remember two games that kicked off the first person shooter craze; Doom and Castle Wolfenstein. Between these two games a genre and gaming style was kicked off. Both games have also enjoyed success with different releases as graphics technology and other development tools have improved over the years although we have seen more from the Doom horde than we have from the mutants at the Castle.
Fans of the game series Fallout should be very happy to hear the latest rumors about the post-apocalyptic game. It seems that after the revelation that a game site claiming to have information about the next installment of Fallout was a hoax, some new documents have been unearthed that could point to the next version. According to Kotaku, a casting call document was sent their way which contains some pretty detailed information.
Pete Hines from Bethesda Softworks for the portal Polygon discovered that for now we should not expect any news on the next project from Bethesda Game Studios. Hines explains that their main development department is not dedicated for publishing new versions of their titles every year, but that does not mean that gamers will have to wait six or seven years for the new one.
The Bethesda vice president of PR and marketing has been very busy these days. Besides dealing with complaining from PS3 users about the lack of Dawnguard on their platform, he also gave his opinion regarding today’s consoles. “I don’t think the current generation of consoles are holding us back. There is still plenty that we are able to do visually, technically and from a story-telling standpoint. And there’s this huge built-in audience now.” According to him there are two main problems, and probably no one can argue with him on these.