Quakecon 2016 highlights: Watch Quake Champions and Prey in glorious action

Let the arguments about Quake Champions versus Quake III commence

If there’s any consolation for Dallas’s 100+ degree summer weather, it’s the fact id Software (or rather, Bethesda these days) holds QuakeCon there annually. And this year’s particularly sweet, given the fact id unveiled Quake Champions during this year’s E3—the first game in the series in almost a decade.

But you don’t have to travel all the way to Dallas to get a glimpse. Lucky for the rest of us, Bethesda released the trailer on YouTube. I was admittedly a bit worried that it wouldn't do so, after last year’s Doom demo was strictly for people on the ground at QuakeCon.

Without further ado, here’s new footage of Quake Champions—at glorious sixty frames per second, no less:

Is it as fast-paced as Quake III? I don’t think so, but it certainly looks a hell of a lot faster than Doom. Here’s hoping it’s not all editing smoke-and-mirrors.

There’s more to QuakeCon than Quake these days, though. The convention pulls double-duty for Bethesda’s entire publishing arm, and that means a new glimpse at the long-awaited Prey uh...reboot thing—this time with actual game footage.

There was also some QuakeCon-exclusive footage that isn’t on the web. Sounds like (via Britton Peele) the game’s going for a decidedly BioShock-esque vibe, with the main character even wielding a wrench at times. Also there’s a gun that shoots glue, and you can turn yourself into a coffee cup.

It sounds kind of great, though I continue to be baffled why it’s called Prey except Bethesda had the license laying around. We’ll have to wait and see—neither it nor Quake Champions is coming until 2017. We’ll keep you updated, though with most of the year’s major conventions wrapped up it might be a while before either game surfaces again.

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