- Gears 5 gameplay and release date - Halo Infinite confirmed for late 2020 release - No new Forza shown - Cyberpunk 2077 night/rain gameplay - coming late 2020 - No new first party AAA games announced - EXCLUSIVE, EXCLUSIVE, EXCLUSIVE, WORLD PRIM-YEREindie games that are already on Steam - Project xCloud renamed "Xbox Live Infinite" - coming late 2020 - Xbox Infinite S (Lockhart) and X (Anaconda) announced with specs and brief tech demo (boxes not shown) - coming late 2020
Nintendo - Direct (stream)
- Animal Crossing gameplay - coming late 2019 - Luigi's Mansion gameplay - coming Halloween 2019 - Pokemon Sword & Shield gameplay - F-Zero SX unveiled - Pikmon 4 unveiled - No mention of Metroid Prime 4 - Switch Pocket unveiled - Clamshell design, coming same date as Pokemon S&S
Sony - State of Play (stream)
- Last of Us II gameplay - coming late 2019 - Ghost of Tsushima gameplay - coming early 2020 - Death Stranding gameplay - coming mid 2020 - Dreams gameplay - coming Autumn 2019 - No PS5 mention
- Unreal Engine 5 announced with photo-realistic tech demo - Bethesda shows off next-gen Elder Scrolls and Starfield gameplay - PES 2020 shown on Unreal Engine, dubious as to whether footage is current or next gen - EA announce Skate 4 - Google Stadia are there, just showing off Assassin's Creed Odyssey (again) - Show is hailed as one of the worst in history due to lack of new content from Sony/Microsoft
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Tafdolphin wrote:I'm expecting a pretty rubbish one this year due to the imminent arrival of new tech next year. Probably won't be staying up to watch any of the the conferences except maybe MSs.
Pretty much this
I remember E3 2012 being particularly rubbish, Sony had nothing great to show except for The Last of Us, Microsoft's conference was Don Mattrick and Kinect crap, the only ones that had anything interesting to show were Nintendo.
Sony One of those state of Play Nintendo direct like presentations that will show off trailers for all upcoming games, and probably a few unannounced stuff. Nintendo A Direct focusing on the games, showing loads of trailers and release dates for stuff maybe a new switch design or 3ds successor.
Third Parties Ubisoft will probably be the best third party showing with loads of new titles announced, hopefully Watch Dogs 3 and maybe another Nintendo Ubisoft tie in.
jawafour wrote:In past years I've gradually got more excited about the show each time... but it feels like E3 is diminished now and I'll probably just catch up with stuff afterwards.
That sounds a bit grumpy, I know. Perhaps my view will change and I'll end up watching every presentation .
I start off like this every year. Then a week before the Nintendo Direct I’ve got a first class overnight ticket on the Hype Train with permission to sit in the driver’s seat occasionally.
Should be a good one this year for Nintendo fans, after last year’s... Smash thing. Lots of games to talk about, and with the Switch entering the prime of its life I’d expect a good few new announcements as well.
Or they’ll do an hour on Animal Crossing, one of the two.
Focus of the Direct to be Pokémon Sword/Shield and Animal Crossing reveal and blowout. I'm also expecting a heavy emphasis on Mario Maker 2 during E3 but think it's likely it'll just be a trailer in the Direct with lots of hands on stuff at Treehouse instead.
Also, expecting new trailers and release dates/windows (if not already confirmed) for Link's Awakening, Fire Emblem Three Houses, Luigi's Mansion 3, Astral Chain and Daemon X Machina. Think all those will be playable in Treehouse too, so there will be plenty of hands on stuff. I also think LM3 is going to have a big online multiplayer mode which will get a mixed reception.
I predict it every year but I think we'll finally see Retro's new project unveiled and this will be their big announcement for this E3. I don't think it'll be a new IP but I think it will be a surprise to everyone. Outside chance of one of Monolith's new projects too but it's probably too soon.
I think we'll get some DLC info-something confirmed for Yoshi and Smash DLC characters 2 and 3 revealed, with 2 getting shadow dropped after the Direct. Nothing on Super Mario Party though.
I also think we're going to get another surprise third party use of a Nintendo IP. I'm certain Mario x Rabbids 2 is coming but I don't think we'll see that until next year's E3.
Finally I think we'll get another Wii U port revealed for later in the year, Pikmin 3, much to the annoyance of all of us waiting for Pikmin 4.
- Nintendo to announce Switch update - No Retro Studios announcement - New console Zelda teased - Bethesda to be tone deaf, make jokes about the their gooseberry fool game engine - Non-Bethesda in-house developed games published by them look good - Ubisoft best in show - Progress on BG&E non existent - Sony to say they’re not do anything and then do something - Last of Us 2019 - Nextbox reveal - Square Enix Avengers game shown
Resident Evil 3 remake (sounds like its coming next year so this would be the ideal time to show it off. The thing that bothers me most is that Capcom outsourced the game to another studio which I find a bit worrying.)
Splinter Cell - It's time, like really time for a new one. Will be disappointed if it’s open world. It doesn’t have to be open world to be a good game.
EA to drain the life out of us all. Like every other year.
I’m going to try and not predict anything too wild, only really focused in Nintendo related stuff which seems to be the norm these days.
A couple of must sees for Nintendo have to be Animal Crossing Switch, Pokémon Sword/Shield and Luigi’s Mansion 3 gameplay. A remake of something is probably on the cards. Hopefully they’ll give plenty of release dates for the above as well as Zelda Link’s Awakening remake. I’d love to have the next mainland Zelda teased as well, even if it is a couple of years out. Hard to call what third party support might be like or if the Switch might get any exclusives past Ultimate Alliance 3 in July.