E3 2016 day zero roundup: Prey, Battlefield 1, Fifa 17, Quake Champions, and more trailers

Julio Franco

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The latest edition of E3 is set to kick off Tuesday, but as usual video game companies are using the days prior to the event to make big splash announcements and deliver their own keynotes. This year was no exception with Bethesda and EA delivering the goods, with more to come tomorrow from the likes of Microsoft (Xbox One S, anyone?), Ubisoft and Sony. Here's an overview of the best trailers and teasers released thus far without having to go through gimmicky reveal keynotes.

Prey

Prey 2 is now Prey, and it's an entirely new game after getting cancelled in 2012. The Prey franchise -- if you can call it that -- sure has a rocky and storied past, the trailer looks interesting but we'll see what happens as we get closer to release in 2017. The game is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Battlefield 1

This one looks as action packed as it can get, the trailer gives a peek at some varied scenery and amazing graphics. Certainly looking forward to testing this one on PC, dynamic weather and all. Coming October 21.

Fifa 17

In the never-ending Fifa vs. PES saga, it appears EA has been the dominant player the last few rounds. After almost a decade Fifa is getting a new engine, inheriting Battlefield's Frostbite engine. Coming September 29, EA still has plenty of time to polish the game, as some clever Youtubers noticed it looks like Frostbite has literally frozen the goal nets in this trailer.

Skyrim Special Edition

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is being remastered for PC and latest-gen consoles. The way-way-prettier special edition will be available free of charge for owners of the original Skyrim and all its add-ons or if you bought the Legendary Edition on Steam. Coming October 28.

Quake Champions

id games are back and a new Quake game is coming. Presented as an upcoming "competitive multiplayer arena shooter," details are scarce with more promised to come in August at Quakecon. Initial reactions are divided between excitement for a Quake comeback after Doom's successful run, and people bashing it for following the current class-based trend, which is more Overwatch and less classic Quake.

Dishonored 2

Arkane showed off some Dishonored 2 gameplay reprising the role of a supernatural assassin. As in the first game the player has access to supernatural powers, but the upgrading system has been changed to a skill tree with multiple paths and more possible upgrades. Players can choose whether to play stealthily or not, there will also be a "third" path which hasn't been disclosed yet. Coming November 11.

Titanfall 2

Grappling hook galore. Titanfall 2 is coming October 28 with multiplayer and single-player trailers (below) to give you a preview of what's to come.

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Qrox

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Feels redundant to remaster Skyrim on PC at this stage. Everyone who is capable (PC specs) and who wanted beter graphics, has modded the game to look way better than the remaster will probably look (haven't looked at the video yet).

I think the console guys might be happy about the remaster, but I don't know if anyone on PC will really appreciate the effort.
 
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davislane1

Feels redundant to remaster Skyrim on PC at this stage. Everyone who is capable (PC specs) and who wanted beter graphics, has modded the game to look way better than the remaster will probably look (haven't looked at the video yet).

I think the console guys might be happy about the remaster, but I don't know if anyone on PC will really appreciate the effort.

Hardcore Skyrim fans will appreciate it. Based on what I saw in the video, the remaster eliminates the need for about 30 different mods and probably has less overhead and fewer memory issues as well.
 

Skjorn

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Why would anyone complain about having a game come to pc? I'm happy the modded remaster is coming to pc. I wonder if uGrids will be more stable, like fallout 4. Now I don't have to worry about as many conflicting mods and other junk. I'm on pc, I got excited and I do appreciate it.
 

theBest11778

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Quake, Dishonored 2, and Prey looked interesting. the rest not so much.

Pretty much agree. However Prey was nice as its a completely new game. Might use the name, but has nothing to do with the old prey as far as I can tell. Definitely the most exciting game from either conference. BF1 will be fun too.
 

IAMTHESTIG

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New Quake? Meh... I want a new Quake 1. MP should be there, and this certainly looks good but there is still plenty of love for a single player campaign.
 

CrisisDog

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I may go for Titanfall 2 if there's a single player campaign, otherwise pass. Online gameplay has already died down on the original with everyone's lack of interest, and in my opinion, was a waste of my money at this point.
 

psycros

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Feels redundant to remaster Skyrim on PC at this stage. Everyone who is capable (PC specs) and who wanted beter graphics, has modded the game to look way better than the remaster will probably look (haven't looked at the video yet).

I think the console guys might be happy about the remaster, but I don't know if anyone on PC will really appreciate the effort.

Hardcore Skyrim fans will appreciate it. Based on what I saw in the video, the remaster eliminates the need for about 30 different mods and probably has less overhead and fewer memory issues as well.

I've been waiting nearly five years to really play Skyrim. Recently got ahold of a 25gb "mega mod" that I was going to try this week. Now I'm tempted to wait a little longer. You know what would be *really* great? If that Special Edition fixed a few more bugs and was accompanied by a surprise DLC that hints at the next Elder Scrolls title. Yeah, I'm dreaming but..just imagine.