Bethesda Shares QuakeCon 2016’s Schedule!

Bethesda Softworks and id Software revealed the schedule of events for this year’s QuakeCon. Gamers are in for a treat as gameplay presentations for future titles, tournaments, and panels await!

QuakeCon 2016 opens on Thursday, August 4th at 10am CT and will remain open through 12pm CT on August 7th. The Annual QuakeCon Welcome, which starts at 3pm CT the first day, will feature a special look at Quake Champions. First seen via a teaser trailer during Bethesda’s E3 presser, I’m sure fans are eager to see more. There will also be attendee-exclusive gameplay presentations of Prey and Dishonored 2.

In addition to never-before-seen gameplay presentations, event goers will have a chance to play Doom multiplayer, Fallout Shelter on PC, The Elder Scrolls: Legends and the latest in Bethesda VR in the Exhibit Hall. And like always, those looking to try their luck in a Quake tournament or two can do so as well.

The schedule of events are as follows:

Thursday, August 4th
Annual QuakeCon Welcome
3:00pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage

Friday, August 5th
Panel: Uncapped: DOOM and the Power of idTech 6
Moderated by Marty Stratton, Game Director
2:30pm -3:30pm | Sapphire Room

  • Sit down with members of id Software’s technology team (Robert Duffy, Chief Technology Officer; Billy Khan, Lead Programmer; Tiago Sousa, Lead Rendering Programmer; Shale Williams, Technical Specialist) to get an inside look on how they drive technology decisions and push the limits on graphics, framerates, and performance.

Panel: Creating Worlds: A Discussion About Bringing Life to Games, Movies, and Books
Moderated by Andrea Rene and Geoff Keighley
3:30pm – 4:30pm | Streaming Live from Topaz Room

  • Join Hugo Martin (id), Harvey Smith (Arkane), Ricardo Bare (Arkane), Andrew Reiner (Game Informer), Scott Porter (Actor), and Rick Malambri (Actor/Streamer) as they discuss the creative process and differences behind entertainment.

Fast as Hell: Live Speedrun
Moderated by Bethesda’s Global Community Lead, Matt Grandstaff and id’s Peter Sokal (Gameplay Systems Designer) and Kurt Loudy (AI Gameplay Designer)
4:30pm | Streaming Live from Sapphire Room

  • Watch as record-holder DraQu puts his world class speed-running abilities on display while playing DOOM running on Vulkan.

Master Pancake Theater
9:00pm – 12:00am | Ventrilo Main Stage

Saturday, August 6th
PC Perspective Hardware Workshop
10:00am – 12:00pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage

  • Get ready for two hours of prizes, games, and raffles during the annual PC Perspective Hardware Workshop

Panel: Creating Hell: The Art and Design of DOOM
Moderated by Adam Sessler
12:00pm – 1:00pm | Sapphire Room

  • Join key members of id Software’s development team (Marty Stratton, Game Director; Hugo Martin, Creative Director; Shinichiro Hara, Animation Director; Jerry Keehan, Level Design Director; Chris Hite, Audio Director) to get a unique look at creating and designing DOOM’s epic single-player.

QuakeCon Attendee Exclusive Presentation of Prey and Dishonored 2
2:00pm | Ventrilo Main Stage

Panel: Bringers of DOOM
Moderated by David Houghton (GamesRadar+)
3:00pm – 4:00pm | Streaming Live from Topaz Room

  • Join DOOM’s senior leadership team (Marty Stratton, Game Director; Hugo Martin, Creative Director; Robert Duffy, Chief Technology Officer) as they share stories about their journey to bring DOOM to a modern audience.  Learn about their reactions to the post-launch acclaim as well as get an exclusive look at never-before-seen production assets and art.

Official QuakeCon Tournament Finals Party!
6:00pm | Streaming Live from the Ventrilo Main Stage

QuakeCon 2016 takes place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, TX. It’s free for general attendees while fans at home can check out Bethesda’s Twitch page for some live streaming!

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