What to expect at QuakeCon 2016

Chris Stead 2 August 2016


Before we jet off to Dallas, Texas to cover Bethesda’s QuakeCon video game conference, we thought we would take you through what to expect from this year’s event.

Running from 4-7 August, the 20th edition of Bethesda’s annual QuakeCon event – aka “the Woodstock of gaming" - is set to be its biggest yet. As well as the famed BYOC (Bring Your Own Computer) tournament focused on developer id Software’s legendary FPS series Quake, a host of other products will be on show. In fact, since id Software’s 2009 acquisition by Bethesda Softworks, QuakeCon has become its own E3. The event has become the launch point for a host of fresh news on the entire stable of Bethesda products, and as such, the 2016 event is packed with games.

finder.com.au will be on the ground at QuakeCon, reporting back with everything that unfolds on the floor and behind the scenes, and we thought you might like an early insight into the kinds of content we’ll be publishing over the coming week in our gaming channel. Here is everything fans can look forward to:


We’ll be interviewing some fantastic talent and can’t wait to probe the following great minds:

  • Raf Colantonio (Prey)
  • Harvey Smith (Dishonored 2)
  • Tim Willits (Quake Champions)
  • Marty Stratton (DOOM)
  • Pete Hines (Elder Scrolls and Fallout)

New gameplay previews

We’ll be taken through previously unseen gameplay for the following games:

  • Dishonored 2
  • Prey
  • Quake Champions

Going hands-on

We’ll get our grubby little mitts on:

  • Fallout VR
  • Elder Scrolls Legends
  • Doom multiplayer DLC

Key Panels

  • Uncapped: DOOM and the Power of id Tech 6
  • Creating Worlds: A Discussion About Bringing Life to Games, Movies, and Books
  • Creating Hell: The Art and Design of DOOM
  • Bringers of DOOM

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