Skyrim Remaster, Evil Within 2 and More Rumored for E3
The Remastered version of The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim is rumored to be announced at Bethesda’s E3 conference this Sunday, 12th June for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Skyrim remaster rumors originate from reputable industry insider Shinobi602, as well as another apparent insider posting on NeoGAF as Enter the Dragon Punch. So the people at Eurogamer understands this rumor to be true, and they also heard Bethesda will announce The Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2 and re-announce Prey 2 during the conference.
Check out the pre-rendered peek at what Prey 2 is hoping to become. A first look at the game’s protagonist, bounty hunter Killian Samuels, and the world of Exodus:
“Shinobi602 cautiously mentioned “a remaster of sorts … for something” during an H.A.M. Radio podcast (via Gematsu) – let’s hope he’s not telling porkies! (Actually it turns out Shinobi602 said similar on the Super Deformed Gamescast a month earlier. “And they might revisit an older game of theirs in some shiny new paint maybe,” he said.) German website GamePro.de ran a story saying it was Skyrim, and Enter the Dragon Punch corroborated the assumption in a GAF thread by saying “it’s real”.” said Robert Purchese from Eurogamer.
Monsieur Dragon Punch went on to add that the Skyrim remaster will contain “mods, all DLC [and] improved visuals”. Mod support is the key inclusion there – it being the thing that makes Skyrim so enduringly popular on PC. Remember, console mod support is something Bethesda now has up and running in Fallout 4 on Xbox One, and will bring to PS4 later this month.
Prey 2, meanwhile, is thought to be completely different to the Human Head-developed Prey 2 we previewed in 2011. It’s believed to have been built anew by the relatively new Austin, Texas arm of Dishonored developer Arkane. Kotaku leaked internal emails about Prey 2 a few years ago. However, Bethesda said in 2014 that the game had been cancelled.
Wolfenstein: New Order 2 we caught a whiff of when the voice actor of a key character in the first game said she was working on a second game in the series.
The Evil Within 2 we haven’t heard anything notable about although a sequel is generally expected – the first game being one that went down well. We Recommended The Evil Within in our review.
Bethesda will also reveal Dishonored 2 gameplay for the first time during the E3 press conference. The game will be released this year on 11th November.”