What To Expect From E3

What To Expect From E3

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (better known as E3) is upon us, and there’s some things we do and don’t know.

My goal here is to give you a tiny preview of what you can expect. This will be biased, because the games I’m interested in might not interest everyone, but I’m going to do my best to touch all bases.

For your ease, here’s a link to the times of all the pressers and where you can view them: https://www.pcgamer.com/e3-2018-schedule/.

I’m going to start with the big two and go into other random bits:

 

-Sony

The official PlayStation Blog(1) has come forward and already stated a few things to keep in mind:

  1. There will be a focus on four first-party games. Death Stranding, The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and the new Spiderman game. Though that is not all, obviously, but there will be a strong focus on these four games.
  2. Again on the blog, PlayStation is releasing new information about games starting the 6th until the day of their show. Today (Wednesday) was a showcase of a PlayStation VR Tetris game. You can go to the official PlayStation YouTube for the video-a-day, and check the blog for what to expect (https://www.youtube.com/user/PlayStation/).
  3. Sony has also said, despite rumors, that there will be no hardware announcements. So, like in the past few years, expect games, games and more games.

 

-Microsoft

  1. There are somewhat credible rumors of a new Halo game (2). Though it doesn’t appear that it will be a “numbered” title, it seems like it will be something Halo: ODST or Halo: Reach like. A story-focused game. While I would take this with a grain of salt, it has been a long time since a new Halo game. It’s time.
  2. I would consider Microsoft the big wild card. We know very little, and I would say they have the most to risk. I expect some surprises from them.

 

-Other

  1. Kingdom Hearts 3 is going to get a release date. Well, probably. Nomura-san, the director of the game stated that we’ll be seeing a release date early June. So (3).
  2. Fallout 76 is a game that is happening that we know very little about. Best guess is a Destiny-like multiplayer but still story-focused game (4).

 

Footnotes:

  1. https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/06/05/playstation-at-e3-2018-everything-you-need-to-know/
  2. https://www.vg247.com/2018/06/06/halo-infinity-microsoft-e3-rumour/
  3. http://www.newsweek.com/kingdom-hearts-3-release-date-news-reveal-june-e3-932553
  4. https://www.cnet.com/news/fallout-76-everything-you-need-to-know-before-e3-2018/
Stephanie Lott

Stephanie is a gamer, otaku, and your local friend who posts on Twitter too much. From Mississippi, she spends most of her free time prepping for her next convention or getting beaten at Overwatch. Follow her on Twitter.

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