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Report: Dishonored 2 Reveal Discussed Over Open Live Stream

by Matt Miller on Jun 13, 2015 at 01:43 PM

Earlier today, an open microphone during rehearsal caught the discussion of several Bethesda and Arkane employees as they seemingly prepared for tomorrow’s Bethesda Showcase event. The audio recording has since been removed through a Bethesda copyright claim. However, a copy obtained by Kotaku includes, if our ears are to be trusted, co-creative director of the original Dishonored, Raph Colantonio, Harvey Smith, fellow co-creative director on Dishonored, and Bethesda vice president Pete Hines, among other participants. Dishonored 2 is not specifically mentioned, but the conversation and participants lend strong credence to the idea that we may be hearing about Dishonored 2 during tomorrow’s conference. 

Bethesda seemed to acknowledge the mistake, with a subsequent tweet that seems to promise more details in store for tomorrow night.


[via: Kotaku]


Our Take
It's too bad for Bethesda that it wasn't able to roll out the announcement of Dishonored 2 on its own terms, but the existence of Dishonored 2 has been long rumored. I'm certainly excited to see what the talented team at Arkane has been up to. Keeping major announcements secret during E3 has always been a big challenge, and the advent of live streams only makes things more complicated for big game companies to keep things under wraps.