E3 is just around the corner, and I am quite excited to see what is in store for us as the press conferences begin to roll on the weekend. Interesting thing to note is now they seem to have the press conferences on the weekends with Sony and Nintendo working on Monday and Tuesday in that order. This sort of started about a year ago when Bethesda did their press conference for E3 on a Sunday – I can recall watching it on my machine as they unveiled Doom and Fallout 4 in a single release. This isn’t a bad idea as a lot of people would love to watch the conferences live (myself included) but may lack the time to do so as it lands on a work day. Now with this new set up people can enjoy their gaming news while still on a weekend – say goodbye spouses and +1s because the gamers will be completing an annual ritual in honour of gaming!
Right now as it stands there is only one game I an keeping an eye on and that is Battlefront 2. Being a story set between the Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens and from the Imperial perspective I am hopeful that the game will turn out to be every bit as enjoyable as the trailers advertised. Looking back at some trailers and press conference previews for games in the past, these polished advertisements can land us in a pool of disappointment if the game turns out to be trash – here is hoping it does not follow that path.
Presently Microsoft has no heavy hitters set to be revealed at the show. Right now we know Halo and Gears will not be there, and with those two out of the way it looks like only Sony will have exclusives being previewed – I wonder what Microsoft is up to over in their studios. Sure we “can” expect a Perfect Dark sequel, but I want Unreal Championship 2; now if Microsoft announced Xbox original games coming to Xbox One that will be like GoG announcing a host of classics on their digital distribution platform – I will definitely dig deep to get my hands on a few titles from back in the day.
All in all it is an exciting time to be a gamer, and here is hoping this years’ E3 will deliver on some wonderful previews – I say previews and not games because the end product displayed at E3 is not the final product so we can only review the trailers at face value. Thank you all for reading and I shall see you next time.